COST-ARKWORK Final conference

COST-ARKWORK is a network funded by the COST scheme that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society. The focus of ARKWORK is on training the next generation of scholars and stakeholders by involving future leaders of research but also high profile experts employed by the industry and public organisations through events and visits to foreign institutions is a key to the longevity of the outcomes.

After four years of intensive work, COST-ARKWORK invites participants to a final conference on Sept 2-3, 2020 in Zagreb, Croatia. The programme consists of keynote lectures, showcasing of the work conducted in the network, an half-day industry forum for practitioners relating focussing on the impact of artificial intelligence and big data on archaeological practices, and an open forum for presentations of work related to archaeological practices and knowoldge work in the digital environment.

Call for submissions

As a part of the final conference, COST-ARKWORK network organises an open session for short presentations of work related to archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment. Call for presentation proposals reporting and discussing evidence-based and reflective research on archaeological practices and archaeological knowledge production and providing new understanding of how archaeologists and other stakeholders of archaeological information create and use knowledge is open for researchers and practitioners alike within and outside of the current ARKWORK network. The format of the presentations is a short oral presentation and/or poster.Submit your proposal for a presentation in the form of max 300 word abstract no later than on May 15, 2020 on EasyChair at The abstract should clearly indicate the relevance of the proposed presentation for the conference and how it contributes to a better understanding of archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment, for instance, in the context of archaeological fieldwork, work with archaeological collections and data, archaeological and archaeology related non-professional communities and archaeological scholarship without excluding other archaeological and archaeology-related practices. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by a programme committee consisting of the members of the COST-ARKWORK network. Authors will be informed of the decisions of acceptance at the latest by June 30, 2020.