Postgraduate Research Archaeology Symposium

PGRAS 2016

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

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