Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts has now closed

Researchers are invited to submit one abstract as first author for the scientific sessions and will be required to indicate their research theme and preference for a podium or poster presentation. 

Research themes are:

  • Palaeoanthropology and primate evolution
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology and Archaeological Science
  • Molecules and Isotopes 
  • Palaeopathology
  • Human Adaptation and Variation
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Primatology
  • New and emerging technologies in bioarchaeology

In addition, BABAO delegates will be able to contribute two abstracts to the “Being Human Festival” that takes place in the city. Each delegate will be able to propose an activity for each of the following events:

Saturday 4pm – 5pm: Public Exhibition

An exhibition style event where the public can come in and look at your posters, some of your materials, take part in small experiments. This will take place in the conference venue and will be followed by a public lecture by Professor Chris Stringer (5pm-6pm).

Sunday 2pm – 5pm: Meet the Anthropologist in the World Museum 

Family science event in the World Museum. You will be allocated a table/display area in a museum space and talk to the public about your work. If you work on a Roman site you may choose to be in the Roman Gallery; if your research involves fish consumption in the past you may prefer to be in the aquarium. 

Abstract submissions are by online form only. You will need to register and pay for the conference separately from the abstract submission using the registration link.

The call for abstracts has now closed

Student Prizes

BABAO awards student prizes at the Annual Conference:

  • The prize awarded for the best student podium presentation and runner-up is given in memory of Jane Moore
  • The prize for the best poster presentation and runner-up is awarded in memory of Bill White

More information about the student prizes and how to enter herecan be found

Conference Programme

The provisional conference programme is now available to download here

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