festivalCHAT Silent Disco

Image: Radio Garden

For the final day of festivalCHAT we would love to hold a party! But seeing as we can’t all get together in person, shall we have a silent disco?!

We have selected some of our favourite stations from Radio Garden and shared them with you here. Have a listen and let us know your favourites and we can add them to the list. Whatever your musical taste, there is something for you to enjoy here (Note: the webiste is http, for best results download the Radio Garden App).

For the day:

Dr Dick’s Dub Shack, Hamilton, Bermuda

Bosa Nova Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sada FM, Aleppo, Syria

Sharada Radio Station FM 90.8, Baramati, India

Alpha Boys School Radio, Kingston, Jamaica

WWNO Jazz, New Orleans LA, United States

88 FM, Avarua District, Cook Islands

Artic Outpost AM1270 Longyearbyen, Norway

For the night:

Psychededik.com Progressive, Brest France

Seoul Community Radio, Seoul, South Korea

Operator Radio, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Noods Radio, Bristol, UK

Boxout FM, New Delhi

Techno Underground | Fluxmusic, Berlin, Germany

For something different:

Birdsong Radio, London, UK

Weather Office Honolulu, Honolulu HI, United States

Ambi Nature Radio, Zurich, Switzerland

Send us your Radio Garden favourites and we will add them to the list!

#festivalspast

Share your momentos and memories of festivals past!

We would love to see your collecions of wrist bands, tickets and badges etc from festivals and gigs you have been to in the past! With a summer of restrictions around the world, many of us have missed out on those chilled (or not so chilled …) days under the summer sun, trying to find your tent at night or wading through mud at our favourite festival.

So, dig out those shoeboxes from under the bed and let’s share memories of those good times!

We’ve created a new hashtag to bring all of your collections together. Take some pictures and post them on line:

#festivalspast (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)

#festivalchat2020 (please use the main festival hashtag as well!)

Thanks to Hilary Orange (chief CHAT festival goer…) for these great photos to get us started!

Credits, Thanks + Shoutouts

festivalCHAT was brought to you by the CHAT Standing committee:

Dan Lee (Festival working group lead, website design)

Hilary Orange (Chair, Festival working group, web content editor)

Miriam Rothenberg (Festival working group)

Þóra Pétursdóttir (Festival working group)

Rebecca L. Hearne (Festival working group)

Jaime Almansa-Sánchez

Emma Dwyer

Rachael Kiddey

Nota Pantzou

Carolyn L. White

Jobbe Wijnen

Bill Caraher

Thanks to: Katy Whitaker (festival map), Sponsors (Archaeopress, SPMA)

Shout outs: All of the festivalCHAT contributors!

festivalCHAT on Instagram

Jaime Almansa Sanchez (Spain) , Susan Keitumetse (Botswana), Laura McAtackney (Denmark), Nota Pantzou (Greece)

Join festivalCHAT on Instagram by sharing your thoughts, feelings and experiences on the following themes:

The archaeology of festivals

COVID-19 pandemic

Equality & Diversity

Decolonializing contemporary & historical archaeology

Archaeologies of protest

Togetherness & Fragmentation

Drift

Steps to follow:

> Follow chatarchaeology on Instagram

> Upload your pictures and videos on Instagram between 23-30 October.

> Tag your photo/video with #festivaCHAT2020 and indicate the theme.

> Don’t forget to add a caption. Just a few words about your picture i.e. location, a quote, a poem.

> All entries will be shared on CHAT’s Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Pull Tab Archaeology World Typology Launch

Jobbe Wijnen (Netherlands)

In August 2018, archaeologist Jobbe Wijnen set out on a mission to create the first global archaeological reference collection, crowdsourced entirely through social media. Two years later and with the help of over 70 people, the Pull Tab Archaeology project presents Pull Tab Typology, ‘2.0 Woodstock edition‘, containing pull tabs, ring pulls and sta-tabs collected from over 30 countries by … you!

It has been an amazing journey so far. Starting from scratch, not knowing if anyone would really do it, we set a high bar: using the click-and-go mentality of Instagram, Facebook and Amazon, we asked people around the globe to do a whole lot more. “We can’t make a reference collection from pictures, you have to send us the tabs!” And to our amazement, people did get their envelopes and paper and sent tabs in, and often in large numbers too! After two years of nitty-gritty selecting and sorting, we are now ready to present our first big achievement here on this channel at festivalCHAT.

festivalCHAT visitors get a 15% discount if ordering before 9 November. Use discount code #CHATringpull

Click HERE for more ordering information.

Live worldwide launch Friday 30 October 15:30 GMT. Youtube premiere, with author available for discussion when viewed on Youtube or Facebook.

pubCHAT Americas

McSorley’s Old Ale House, Manhattan. By Leonard J. DeFrancisci, CC BY-SA 3.0

Miriam Rothenberg and Carolyn White are hosting PubCHAT on 23 October 19:00 EDT (midnight BST)

Join these social events organised by the CHAT Standing Committee and link up with people in the Americas.

Come CHAT with us! PubCHATs are designed to be an informal way to meet other contemporary and historical archaeologists and to talk about life, research, and interests! There is no formal programme, so just show up with your favorite evening beverage or meal and be prepared to socialise. This PubCHAT is timed to be accessible for those located in the Americas, but everybody is welcome! This is part of a series of three events being held in association with the Festival in different timezones (including Europe/Africa).

We will send out the Zoom link via the CHAT JiscMail (CONTEMP-HIST-ARCH@jiscmail.ac.uk) a few days before the event. You can sign up to join this mailing list HERE by clicking the ‘subscribe’ button.

Note: There is no official language for pubCHATs and while it is likely that many of those who come along speak English, we welcome speakers of all languages.

pubCHAT Europe + Africa

Real ale handpumps. Source Wikipedia.

Rachael Kiddey and Hilary Orange are hosting PubCHAT on 20:00 BST (21:00 SAST) Friday 23 October

Hilary Orange and Emma Dwyer are hosting PubCHAT on 19:00 GMT (21:00 SAST) Friday 30 October

Join these social events and link up with people in Europe and Africa.

Come CHAT with us! PubCHATs are designed to be an informal way to meet other contemporary and historical archaeologists and to talk about life, research, and interests! There is no formal programme, so just show up with your favorite evening beverage or meal and be prepared to socialise. These PubCHATs are timed to be accessible for those located in Europe and Africa, but everybody is welcome! This is part of a series of three events being held in association with the Festival in different timezones (including the Americas and Asia/Oceania).

We will send out the Zoom link via the CHAT JiscMail (CONTEMP-HIST-ARCH@jiscmail.ac.uk) a few days before the event. You can sign up to join this mailing list HERE by clicking the ‘subscribe’ button.

Note: There is no official language for pubCHATs and while it is likely that many of those who come along speak English, we welcome speakers of all languages.

Campfire conversations with the editors of the CHAT book series

Rachael Kiddey (UK) and Bill Caraher (US)

Meet the co-editors of the CHAT/BAR series on Tuesday 27 October 16:00-17:00 GMT

You’ve enjoyed the hustle and bustle of festivalCHAT…you’re tired and want to sit and chew the fat…take in the scene from the edge for a bit…You’ve had ideas percolating for years about exactly how contemporary and historical archaeology can contribute meaningfully to improved equality for all and global social justice.

Please, take a seat around the campfire and discuss your ideas with us. We have a cauldron of hot chocolate and a never-ending hip flask of single malt Scotch. Kick back and let’s reflect together, as the stars prick through the night-sky and the flames of possibility lick our toes…you’ve come to the right place.

About Studies in Contemporary and Historical Archaeology

Studies in Contemporary and Historical Archaeology is a series of edited and single authored volumes intended to make available current work on the archaeology of the recent and contemporary past in a timely fashion. The series is published as part of the British Archaeological Reports (BAR) series of monographs.

The series brings together contributions from academic historical archaeologists, professional archaeologists and practitioners from cognate disciplines who are engaged with archaeological material and practices. The series includes work from the traditions of historical and contemporary archaeology and material culture studies from Europe, North America, Australia and elsewhere around the world. It promotes innovative and creative approaches to later historical archaeology, showcasing this increasingly vibrant and global field, and celebrating its diversity, through extended and theoretically engaged case studies. The proceedings of CHAT conferences are normally published as part of joint or individual edited volumes in the series.

Meet the editors of the Journal Of Contemporary Archaeology

Rodney Harrison (UK), Trinidad Rico (US), Alfredo González-Ruibal (Spain) and Esther Breithoff (UK)

Monday 26 October 11:00-12:00 and 16:00-17:00 GMT (London)

Sign up for a ten minute (individual) virtual meeting with the editors of the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology to discuss potential paper submissions, book, exhibition and film reviews, and/or themed issues and sections and to learn more about the journal’s aims and scope. We will email you a private zoom link for the meeting once you have registered to the email you provide as part of the registration process.

Multiple dates are available.