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Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology

Conference & Annual Meeting

Technology in Archaeology

Halifax, Nova Scotia

October 18-21, 2018


The CNEHA 2018 Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia is fast approaching. The Conference venue, the beautiful Lord Nelson Hotel, has rooms available until September 18 only at the special conference rate of $159 CDN a night, a terrific rate (especially for our US friends, whose dollars are worth about 25% more here).

PLEASE NOTE: Once the booking deadline passes, any remaining rooms will be released to the public and they are sure to disappear almost immediately given the current shortage of hotel rooms in Halifax for October. Even now, outside of the conference block we reserved in 2015, these rooms are selling for $249 CDN.

We encourage you to book your hotel room right away. Booking the conference hotel supports the CNEHA conference but more importantly, guarantees that you have a place to stay during an extremely busy conference season for Halifax.

You can receive our special rate by booking directly on this page the hotel has set up for us:  Lord Nelson CNEHA Rates

You may also contact the Lord Nelson's Reservations Department by phone at (902) 423-5130 or toll free 1-800-565-2020. Quote the group ID 34251 or CNEHA 2018 to receive our discounted rate.

Call for papers and Hotel Information Now Online

Visit our confernece website often and stay tuned for updates:

Early registration fees (CDN$)
$90 members
$120 non-members
$40 students
$45 family member

Fees after Sept. 10 (CDN$)
$120 members
$140 non-members
$50 students
$55 family member

Call for Papers Deadline Extended to September 10th

 Call for Papers

We are planning an exceptional event starting with the conference venue, the historic Lord Nelson Hotel. Located in downtown Halifax and within a short walking distance to museums and parks, galleries, universities and libraries, the Lord Nelson has recently undergone renovations that will make your conference experience comfortable and enjoyable. Its location is ideal if you plan to explore the city and enjoy local Maritime fare and music. The hotel pub, The Arms Public House, offers a cozy and convenient setting for post-talk conference gatherings. We encourage you stay at the centrally located conference venue to get the most out of the Annual Meeting.

CNEHA 2018 gets underway for all on Friday, October 19 with workshops centered on the conference theme of technology in archaeology, including a geophysics session in the neighbouring Victorian-era Public Gardens, walking tours of Halifax, an industrial archaeology tour to the Albion Mines Foundry in the community of Stellarton, Pictou County, and the opening reception. An evening walk across "The Commons" to a local pub, complemented with a tour of the historical landscape, will be a great opportunity to see friends and get energized for the sessions ahead.

Saturday and Sunday will be filled with presentations and posters, the bookroom and raffle. There are two poster events this year: the Public Education Poster Session Competition on Collaborative Science and the poster session connected to the conference theme of technology in archaeology or historical archaeology in the Northeast in general. We hope everyone will join us for the untraditional conference dinner we are planning. A mini food truck rally is being organized for the Small Craft Gallery of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Live Maritime music will complement the atmosphere along with our signature CNEHA 2018 beer from one of the local craft breweries. While there, take the opportunity to tour the remarkable Halifax Explosion or Titanic and Halifax exhibits, or take an evening stroll along the Halifax waterfront just outside.

Our conference keynote speaker is Paul Cheetham, Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Science at Bournemouth University. Paul's expertise spans temporal, geographical, methodological, and disciplinary boundaries, and his talk will feature examples of how technological advances enable us to better detect and interpret the residues of past human activity.

Based on aggregated traveler reviews, in 2018 TripAdvisor ranked Halifax #4 in its list of Top Ten World Destinations on the Rise. Halifax is a vibrant, Atlantic coastal city, and an historic center of business, education, and culture. Your conference experience offers you opportunities to see new sights and exhibits, take tours, shop, dine, and enjoy local music. Our team continues to work on your conference with a central goal in mind: we want to have a wonderful and memorable time!

Full registration is now available. We look forward to hosting you in Halifax.

2018 CNEHA Conference Logo HalifaxOur conference logo features an Ordnance Survey benchmark as a tribute to survey technology. Examples of these markings may still be seen today in and around Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Citadel

View through the gateway at the Halifax Citadel

Georgian town clock

Georgian Town Clock

Halifax waterfront

Halifax Waterfront

main lobby of the Lord Nelson Hotel

Lord Nelson Hotel