Call For Papers
April 17, 2019
May 15, 2019
Room 246, Second Floor Board Room
19 Russell St.,
University of Toronto campus
Vice President & Program Convenor:
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Richard Gerrard, Historian, Museum and Heritage Services, City of Toronto
Opening the Repository: Stories about the City's Archaeological Collections
Archaeological collections are nothing more than a financial burden to the holding repository if they are not made accessible to the public. The City of Toronto's museums have been accumulating specimens and collecions since the mid-20th century. Over the last several years there has been a resurgence of interest in the collections and the stories they can help tell. This talk will highlight some of our recent efforts to better understand, and make more broadly available, the collections both in storage and in situ.
Dr. Peter Russell, Curator Emeritus, University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum
Shirley's Box: The Highgate Mastodon Story
All museums have wonderful donations from time to time. Some donations come with a label detailing their provenance, which may amount to a couple of lines or which may open the way to a fascinating history. Shirley's Box, started as a simple box of fossils, which turned into a wonderful story, which can inform us about the pre-history of Ontario. No, there were no dinosaurs roaming here but we did have giants of the ice age, mammoths, mastodons, giant beaver and more.
The Past Under the Pavement: Archaeology in the City
Venue: Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto
Date: November 1-3, 2019
Participants wishing to organize a session are encouraged to submit a title along with an outline of potential length based on 20-minute paper slots, and/or a list of potential speakers in your session.
As hosts of the 2019 OAS Symposium, the Toronto Chapter is hosting a Logo Competition with a $200 honorarium awarded to the winning designer.
We are looking for a logo that captures the Urban Archaeology theme (The past Under the Pavement) and would ideally incorporate both a modern cityscape (Toronto would be nice) and the variety of archaeology found in urban areas. The logo will be used on paper formats and on objects such as bags. Colour is preferred but the logo should be simple enough to work in black and white. The final version should be submitted in jpeg format with at least 300 dpi.
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