Postgraduate Research Archaeology Symposium

Photo Competition

May 24, 2017
by Naseem Raad

Hello Everyone,

Just a last minute reminder that we will be holding a photo competition in the next two days. The photos will be on display at the symposium and you will be able to vote over the course of Thursday and Friday. Thanks and hope to see you all there!



The PGRAS organising committee

PGRAS 2017 Schedule and Abstracts

May 23, 2017
by Naseem Raad


The event is rapidly approaching so please check out the schedule here: FINAL- PGRAS-2017-schedule.

We’ve also prepared a small booklet of the abstracts here: PGRAS 2017 Abstract Booklet.

We hope that we will see you all there!


Kind regards,

The PGRAS organising committee



PGRAS 2017 Update

May 23, 2017
by Naseem Raad

Hello everyone,

As hopefully all of you know on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of May we will be holding the PGRAS 2017 symposium in the Department of Archaeology.


The talks will take place in Lecture Theatre B of Building 65.

Throughout the symposium there will be voting for the photo competition that we have, a bake sale and a book sale as well as plenty of tea and coffee for everyone. On Friday, after the keynote presentation, we will also have a wine reception taking place in the Atrium of Building 65A.

We hope that we will see you all there!

Kind regards,

The PGRAS organising committee

PGRAS 2016 Booklet

May 16, 2016
by Emilia Mataix Ferrandiz

This years PGRAS is fast approaching and you can now check out this years booklet for all the information needed about the event.

The booklet includes the schedule, abstracts and location of the event.

What are you waiting for? Check it out now: PGRAS 2016 booklet

Tip: the index and session numbers have hyperlinks to the relevant sections. Enjoy!


Photo Competition – Last Chance!

May 13, 2016
by Emilia Mataix Ferrandiz

Today is your last chance to send us your photos for this years PGRAS Committee photo competition!

There’s only one category: MY ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD! It’s a broad topic to encourage your most original ideas about archaeology!

Send your images to our email address:

You can help us vote for the best photo on the 19th and 20th May, at the symposium s0 please be aware that the photos will need be printed and will therefore need to be shot with good quality (at least 6 Mega Pixels).

You can check out the entries so far on our Facebook Page and to keep up to date follow us on Twitter:  @PGRSymposium.


Your PGRAS 2016 Committee

1 Week To Go…

May 12, 2016
by Emilia Mataix Ferrandiz

The count down in on for PGRAS 2016, this year on the 19th-20th of May.  This might be a great opportunity to meet new researchers, get involved in a project with different fields of research, and also buy some books and eat cake!

Check out the schedule for this year’s sessions via the following link: PGRAS 2016 timetable

Hope to see you all there!


You can keep in the loop with what’s going down on the PGRAS blog, twitter and you can even add PGRAS on Facebook!
Twitter: @PGRSymposium



From the PGRAS 2016 Commitee


Winner Logo competition PGRAS 2016

March 28, 2016
by Emilia Mataix Ferrandiz

Congratulations to Stephanie Wright your logo has been chosen to represent PGRAS 2016!!


SEW PGRAS Logo black (2)

With the following commentary: ‘The logo represents for me what PGRAS is like, which is basically an opportunity to chat with a cup of tea about our research concerning dead people! I wanted to emphasise the friendliness and accessibility of the symposium. ‘

The PGRAS committee all agreed that it was a perfect fit!

Call for papers and logo competition 2016

March 3, 2016
by Emilia Mataix Ferrandiz

Dear all,


We are very excited to announce that the next Post-Graduate Research Archaeology Symposium (PGRAS) will take place on the 19th and 20th of May 2016 in Lecture Theatre B (Avenue Campus).


The call for papers for PGRAS is now open. The deadline for submission is the 13th of April 2016. Please send an abstract (no more than 250 words) to using the attached form, saved as LASTNAME_2016.


Presenting at PGRAS is a great opportunity to showcase your research, improve your presentation skills and find out what’s going on in the archaeology department. Please note that presenting is compulsory for all full time 1st, 2nd and 3rd year PhD students. 1st year PhD students need to give their first year presentation at the conference – this is a condition for continuing into the second year of research. Part time students are required to present every other year.

Those who are unable to attend the conference can arrange to present their paper via Skype.


Of course, there will also be a logo competition this year! Send your design to by 23th of March 2016, and perhaps it will become this year’s PGRAS logo. There will be a prize for the lucky winner!


Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your abstracts and designs.


Kind regards,

The PGRAS 2016 Organising Committee




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Thesis Title
Abstract Title
Supervisor and Advisor
Full/Part Time Status?
Year of Study
Part Time Students Only – Are there any constraints which may affect your presentation – e.g. work commitments
Distance Students – please indicate if you will require skype facilities for your presentation and any time constraints
Keywords – Please include some broad keywords which apply to your project – e.g. landscape, social change




Please insert abstract here – 250 Words MAX





















May 13, 2015
by Katherine Crawford

Dear All,
We are pleased to invite you to attend this year’s Post-Graduate Research in Archaeology Symposium at the University of Southampton, on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st of May, in Building 65, Lecture Theatre B.
This year PGRAS is showcasing 50 PhD presentations featuring new research from across the discipline. For many students their contribution to the discipline of archaeology and their first taste of live discourse starts with PGRAS and so we warmly invite you to be a part of that discourse.
Here you can find the PGRAS15program of the symposium including the schedule, maps, and all the abstracts in PDF form for your convenience. In the interests of saving paper and at the request of students we have endeavoured to go paper-free this year, although if you require a hard copy there will be a small amount of printed programmes available on the day.
We look forward to seeing you at PGRAS, and if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Sincerely Yours,
The PGRAS 2015 Committee

Photo Competition

May 5, 2015
by Katherine Crawford

We Know you took a selfie with that trench section! We won’t judge your for it..too harshly.


Send your favorite archaeology photos to by May 10th! All photos will go on display during PGRAS 20-21 May, putting you in the running to win a once-in-a-low-budget-annual-symposium prize! The categories are open to your own interpretation – the only limits are your creativity.

Categories include:

  • That Belongs in a Museum!
  • Archaeology’s Next Top Model
  • Dig Life

The competition is open to all students and staff.