Registration of Interest: Morph2017

Shape-lovers,

Following the recent success of Morph2016 at University College London and the Natural History Museum, and its successful beginnings in Southampton last year, a clear appetite for a conference dedicated to archaeological morphometrics has been illustrated.

We are now in a position to advertise the ‘registration of interest’ for institutions wishing to host Morph2017.

Deadline for interest: Friday 30th September 2016 (17:00)

We hope that the conference builds on from its previous successes, and following consultation with other universities, and experts in archaeological morphometrics, we recommend that the conference aims to:

  • Be structured as a two/three day conference, held around May 2017, with workshops, presentations and roundtable discussions integrated throughout, focusing on a variety of topics pertaining to the application, analysis, and examination of traditional and geometric morphometric methodologies within archaeological and anthropological analyses;
  • Be divided into distinct sessions, by theme, method, or practice, led by external session chairs;
  • Continue with the ethos exemplified by the previous two conferences.

We welcome applications from bodies and institutions inside and outside of the UK, as we aim for this conference to branch out to, create, and strenghten networks overseas.

If you are interested in hosting Morph2017 please send roughly 200-300 words detailing your interest to archaeomorph@gmail.com

Please do share this (and its poster form – Registration of Interest), as we really do hope to continue building a community of archaeologists and anthropologists interested in using both traditional and geometric morphometrics.

And finally, no post would be complete without an appropriate GIF!

^ C. & S.

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That moment when you hear about Morph2017… (source: GIPHY)