NASC is a conference for archaeology students, run by archaeology students!

In 2014, after a 10 year hiatus, NASC returned thanks to the efforts of students at Flinders University. This year, Flinders once again has the honour of hosting the National Archaeology Student Conference with our theme of Innovation and Inclusion. Participation is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and early career researchers in archaeology (and directly related disciplines) at all Australian and overseas universities.

From 1998 to 2004, the National Archaeology Student Conference (NASC) provided a supportive forum for undergraduate and post-graduate students, and those who have recently completed their degrees, to present and discuss their ideas and research. NASC encompassed all fields of archaeological inquiry, irrespective of geographical focus. If you would like to read more about NASC; DIG IT, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2014, ran an article featuring NASC 2014.

The 2019 NASC will be hosted by the Flinders University! The conference will be held in Adelaide from 1-4 October. Registration is now closed.

We are excited to announce Richard Osgood as our Opening Keynote speaker, along with Featured Keynote Mitch Allen (Smithsonian Institute).

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"I attended the 2014 National Student Archaeology Conference (NASC) in Adelaide as a National Committee Member as well as a student presenting my first archaeological paper. Through my role as a National Committee Member, I was able to develop my organisation skills as well and understand what it takes to successfully plan and execute a conference. In presenting a paper, for the first time, I began to appreciate what is required to successfully deliver a conference paper. This experience not only advanced my academic skills, it was a perfect opportunity to establish connections with people who are interested in similar fields of archaeological inquiry. The networks established will continue to be beneficial throughout our archaeological careers."
Fiona Shanahan (NASC National Committee Member 2014)