From 1998 to 2004, the National Archaeology Student Conference (NASC) aimed to provide a supportive forum for undergraduate, honours and post-graduate students, and those who have recently completed their degrees, to present and discuss their ideas and research. The scope of NASC encompassed all fields of archaeological inquiry, irrespective of geographical focus. Participation is open to students at Australian and overseas universities.
In 2014 after a 10 year hiatus NASC returned thanks to the effort of the students at Flinders University, the conference was a great success. In 2015, NASC was hosted jointly by Macquarie University and the University of Sydney.
If you would like to read more about NASC; DIG IT, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2014, ran an article featuring NASC 2014 which can be found here.
The 2017 NASC will be hosted by the University of Melbourne! The conference will be held in Melbourne from 1st - 3rd of September.
"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)