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The UCL Institute of Archaeology is delighted to host the 41st annual Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference in December 2019. Founded in 1937, the Institute is one of the largest centres for world archaeology, archaeological sciences and heritage & museum studies in the UK, situated in the heart of the capital.

Venue: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
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Wednesday, December 18 • 9:30am - 1:00pm
TAG49 | Publishing Power

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Publishers and editors together form one of the most powerful gate-keeping groups in archaeology and academia more broadly. In this session, we invite authors, editors and publishers to discuss the power imbalances in publishing practices, both in the current landscape of neo-liberal universities and throughout the professionalization of archaeology during the twentieth century, and to explore what measures can be employed to bring about more publishing parity. Potential topics for discussion include:

How can we ensure that under-represented groups have equal access to publishing?
What data exist to explore issues of diversity amongst e.g. authors, editorial boards, reviewers, commissioning editors etc?
What are the relationships between moves to ‘decolonise’ curricula and publishing?
Are there models and approaches in different disciplines from which archaeology might learn?

Open Access (including, but not exclusively, Plan S)
What might an Open Access future look like for archaeology?
Would an Open Access future entrench current power imbalances or bring about more equality?
Are there different sets of issues for e.g. journal and book publishing?
To what extent might this be driven by current or future REF plans?

Data sharing
Who has financial access to digital repositories such as the Archaeology Data Service?
How do issues of career precarity link to data sharing?
In what ways and to what extent are senior gate-keepers in journals playing a role in improving data sharing?

There are significant access problems around language – are there potential tech solutions to these issues?
Canon vs textbooks vs public-facing (trade) books
Who gets to write the key parts of the canon?
Are textbooks and public-facing (trade) books of more importance for wider communication of archaeology?
But under-respected within academia?
What are the relationships between publication venue, publication format, accessibility and curriculum development?
What are the power networks controlling inclusion or exclusion from reading lists?

Organisers: Lisa Lodwick; University of Oxford • Zena Kamash; Royal Holloway University

9:30 | Zena Kamash, Royal Holloway University; Lisa Lodwick, University of Oxford | Publishing Power: the power nexus in 21st century academic publishing

9:40 | Amara Thornton, University of Reading | Canonising Archaeology? a publishing history

10:00 | Andrew Reinhard, American Numismatic Society | How to Publish Original Archaeological Research without Paying Open Access Fees

10:20 | Leah Hewerdine, Royal Holloway | Breaking down the barriers in grey literature and publications

10:40 | Usama Gad, Ain Shams University | Eurocentrism In Print And Digital Papyrology:
Decolonizing A Troubled Archive And A Narrative Of Knowledge And Power

11:00 | Elizabeth Brophy, John Wiley & Sons Ltd | Thinking about Open Research: Accessibility, Transparency, and Impact

11:20 | - | BREAK

11:50 | Daniel Stansbie, Cotswold Archaeology | Open access, open data, open standards (?): sharing data generated through developer funded archaeology in the United Kingdom

12:10 | Meredith Carroll, Manchester University Press; Daniel Stansbie, Cotswold Archaeology; Luiseach Nic Eoin, Nature; Leah Hewerdine, Royal Holloway; Andrew Reinhard, American Numismatic Society | Panel discussion

13:00 | - | END


Zena Kamash

Royal Holloway University

Lisa Lodwick

University of Oxford

Amara Thornton

University of Reading

Andrew Reinhard

American Numismatic Society

Leah Hewerdine

Royal Holloway

Usama Gad

Ain Shams University

Elizabeth Brophy

John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Daniel Stansbie

Cotswold Archaeology

Meredith Carroll

Manchester University Press

Wednesday December 18, 2019 9:30am - 1:00pm GMT
Room 826 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL

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