Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology

CNEHA Conference 2022

CNEHA Annual Meeting
November 3-6, 2022
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Joint Meeting with the Society for Historical Archaeology, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, Plymouth Archaeological Society (UK), and the University of Plymouth (UK)

The Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology invites abstract submissions from CNEHA members as well as from members of its partner organizations for this joint meeting in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The conference theme is Re-Imagining the Past. New data allow archaeologists to tell different stories about that past, but just as often shifts in perspective change the emphases of our questions and interpretations.

Moments of commemoration in particular-such as the recent 400th anniversary of the start of English colonial settlement in Plymouth-provide opportunities to critically examine old narratives in light of new thinking. How have historical and archaeological narratives been shaped by nostalgia and by earlier periods of commemoration? Do dominant historical narratives highlight or hide some people, places, or events? How can we recognize and overcome the biases of previous interpretations as we re-imagine the past?

This conference invites individual papers, thematic sessions, and posters that explore these interpretive issues across all historical periods in the northeastern United States and Canada, as well as the United Kingdom. Members of SHA, SPMA, PAS, and UP will be able to register for the conference at CNEHA member rates.

Members of SPMA, PAS, and UP are also invited to submit abstracts for the hybrid session Re/interpreting the 17th-Century Transatlantic World: Shifting Perceptions and Critical Re-Evaluations of the Early Modern Period. Members of SPMA, PAS, and UP whose papers are accepted for this hybrid session and who choose to present remotely will be able to register at a special rate. Please note this is the ONLY hybrid session for the conference. All other sessions will convene in person and will not have a remote viewing option.

Join us for our first face-to-face conference since 2019!

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