Registration open The Connected Past @ Imperial College London

TCP (2013_05_12 19_17_14 UTC)The programme has been finalised and it’s looking like it will be a great event. Time to plan your trip to London and register for The Connected Past conference and workshop at Imperial College London, 8-9 September 2014!

Register here for this event.


The Connected Past: archaeological challenges and complexity is a one and a half day multi-disciplinary meeting to explore how concepts and techniques from network- and complexity science can be used to study archaeological data. These challenges include the use of material data as proxy evidence for past human behaviour, questions about long-term processes of social change, and the fragmentary nature of archaeological data. We aim to bring together physical scientists and archaeologists in order to highlight the challenges posed by archaeological data and research questions, and explore collaborative ways of tackling them using perspectives drawn from network and complexity science.

The workshop is funded in part by an EPSRC NetworkPlus grant addressing one of Physics Grand Challenges: Emergence and Physics Far From Equilibrium so this meeting will explore ways that archaeological problems can be tackled from such a viewpoint. There is likely to be a small registration fee to cover local costs but some of the funding can and will be used to support travel by some UK based researchers.

The meeting will take place on the afternoon of Monday 8th September and all day Tuesday 9th September at Imperial College London. A hands-on introductory workshop is planned for the morning of Monday 8th September.

Keynote talks. The meeting will feature keynote talks by Alan Wilson, University College London, and Ulrik Brandes, University Konstanz (a further additional keynote will be announced soon). Shorter talks will be given by other invited speakers and from researchers submitting abstracts. Finally, at a later date we will issue a call for some quick fire (five minute) talks to allow researchers at all stages of their career to participate.

Further Information. Full details are available on the web site at

On Twitter follow the hashtag #tcp2014

Huxley 139 Lecture Theatre
More details on how to get to the meeting can be found here.

Organisers: Tim Evans (chair), Ray Rivers, Tom Brughmans, Anna Collar, Fiona Coward.
Advisory Committee: The Connected Past committee


To be announced very soon.


The registration is £40 for those with financial support or waged, £20 for students and others with limited or no financial support. This will help us cover the local expenses for your attendance, other costs (such as keynote speakers) will be supported by the EPSRC networkplus grant. Registration provides lunch on the Tuesday, coffee/tea breaks plus the informal social event on the Monday evening. Except for speakers, please REGISTER HERE for TCP2014. Speakers should register using the link provided in a forthcoming email. If you have any questions about registration, please get in touch. Also note there are a few travel bursaries, see below.

Travel Bursaries

Some support is available to cover travel and other costs of UK based researchers attending the meeting. If you wish to be considered for such support, please send a request explaining why you should be considered for a bursary to the same address as for papers with the subject “Bursary application [your name]” to Bursaries will be given out from mid June onwards while funds remain.


One thought on “Registration open The Connected Past @ Imperial College London

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: