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Journal of the World Archaeological Congress

Co-Editor: J. Carman; J. Turek

ISSN: 1555-8622 (print version)
ISSN: 1935-3987 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11759


New co-editor appointed 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr John Carman of the University of Birmingham, UK as co-editor of the journal. John is a long-term supporter of WAC and has established a strong international reputation with publications in the fields of Archaeological Heritage Management and Conflict Archaeology. He has gained editorial experience with a number of edited books and membership of the editorial boards of International Journal of Heritage Studies, The Historic Environment: policy and practice and Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage. We look forward to working with him.

Call for Papers 

Archaeologies is a high-profile journal which is distinctive in its wide coverage and geographical range. It publishes contributions of global significance with high impact on the development of archaeology as a global endeavour. We especially welcome contributions from those areas of the world not regularly represented in high-profile publications and representing views of archaeology from those who engage with archaeologists but perhaps do not identify themselves as archaeologists.
We seek offers of papers of general archaeological concern from any area of the world that will inform archaeological practice, theory or understanding more widely and can especially challenge local and global power geometries. As part of our mission and distinctiveness we recognise the especial importance of non-Western epistemologies and intellectual traditions and are keen to represent these in our pages. We are also keen to encourage younger colleagues to contribute to debates at the global level in the belief that they have new and distinctive perceptions of archaeology and its place in the world.
The editors are very happy to advise new and prospective authors on proposals. Contact us at:
John Carman j.carman@bham.ac.uk
Jan Turek turekjan@hotmail.com

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    The intention of Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress is to provide a venue to present debates and address topical issues in a timely manner, through a mix of peer-reviewed articles, reports, and reviews. In keeping with the core values of the World Archaeological Congress and its commitment to diversity, multivocality, and social justice, it is particularly interested in contributions that seek to recentre (or decentre) world archaeology, and that contest local and global power geometries within the discipline. Areas and topics of interest include ethics and archaeology; public archaeology; the legacies of colonialism and nationalism within the discipline; the articulation between local and global archaeological traditions; theory and archaeology; the discipline’s involvement in projects of memory, identity, and restitution; and the rights and ethics relating to cultural property, issues of acquisition, custodianship, conservation, and display.

    The editors encourage writing that is accessible, scholarly, and engaged. In recognizing the importance of non-Western epistemologies and intellectual traditions, the editors are committed to giving serious consideration to submissions in nonstandard format (for example, dialogues; annotated photographic essays; transcripts from public events; opinion pieces; and statements from elders, custodians, descent groups. and individuals).


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