Young Researchers in Archaeometry 2024

YRA 2024

YRA2024 will take place at the Cyprus Institute, Nicosia (Cyprus) from October, 15 to 18 as an in-person only meeting. More info will follow soon.

The future of YRA and potential other activities will be discussed in two meetings:

February 5, 1 pm GMT, 90 min: How to define an ECR? (Join meeting)

Until now, the workshop organisers checked if the submitter of an abstract can be considered to be an early career researcher (ECR) or not. This is not very transparent and, with 90+ submissions per workshop, not feasible. Therefore, we need to develop a definition for what is an ECR; and an easy way for proving this during, e.g., the abstract submission process. Having participants from many different countries with their different academic systems will massively help to come up with solutions that suit us all.

Secondly, the aim of the YRA workshop is ECRs presenting their research. However, how do we consider researchers who may not be ECRs or are no longer categorised as such but wish to join the YRA? How can we make it beneficial and also sustainable for all ECRs without losing the friendly/un-stressed environment while keeping the bridge to more experienced ones?

February 13, 1 pm GMT, 90 min: Future activities of YRA (Join meeting)

Interest in the YRA workshop became so big that the submissions for the 2023 edition would have easily been enough for two workshops. Moreover, we got repeatedly told that there is a huge interest in hands-on training/tutorials. Interest in travel grants was expressed, too. While having participants from around the globe is awesome, it makes it very challenging to satisfy expectations of in-person and remote participants. At the same time, our resources are very constrained, both financially and in the workforce. Therefore, we want to discuss the following questions: Which other activities should be organised by YRA? How? By whom?

Follow-up meetings will be arranged if needed. By attending the meeting, you agree to abide to our Code of conduct.

Code of conduct

All participants at the YRA workshops agree to conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner and to ensure that all can enjoy a harassment-free event. The workshop organisers are dedicated to providing an inclusive, respectful, safe, friendly, and welcoming hybrid meeting for all participants.

We do not tolerate disruptive or disrespectful behaviour, personal messages, images, or interactions by any participant, in any form, at any aspect of the program including business and social activities, regardless of mode of participation and location.

Photography, video, recording or screen-captures of session content or presentations in any format are prohibited unless this right is granted on the slides of the respective presentation. We encourage everyone to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender and/or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, if you notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organisers immediately.

We value your attendance and want the YRA workshops to be a safe place for everybody.