Behind the Pages of Publishing

Thursday, March 2, 2017 • 3:30pm

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, Room 205
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Guest speaker Dr. Judith Knight (Editor-at-Large for the University of Florida Press) will talk about the life cycle of book production (everything from timelines and deadlines to who does what when), the differences between types of presses, what they do, what they expect of authors, what they contribute to authors, and the review process (especially the e-review process). With over 30 years of publishing experience, and the acquisition of over 400 archaeology/ethnohistory volumes, Dr. Knight is truly a leader in the field of archaeological publication.

Ancient Foodways Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understanding Subsistence and Society in the Past

Friday & Saturday, March 3–4, 2017 • Time TBD

UNC Campus, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University Room
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Care of Archaeological Collections Workshop

Monday, March 13, 2017 • 9:30am – 4:00pm

UNC Campus, Alumni Building, Room 201A
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This workshop is designed for organizations that care for both large and small archaeological collections. The instructors (Drs. Steve Davis and Heather Lapham) will discuss various archaeological objects, their material composition, and methods for stabilization and long term storage. Learn how to evaluate and improve your knowledge of what you have and where to find it (accountability) and how to make it available for educational and scientific use (accessibility). Exchange ideas about best practices for archaeological collections curation that can be implemented by both large and small museums, historic sites, archives and similar repositories. Explore practical and creative solutions to a variety of problems that arise with maintaining these collections. Emphasis will be placed on methods collections staff can use to preserve archaeological objects and their associated information for current and future use, and how to balance ideal curation standards with what can be achieved within the reality of limited resources. The workshop is sponsored by the Research Laboratories of Archaeology in collaboration with the North Carolina Preservation Consortium. Registration deadline is March 3, 2017.

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