Women In Archaeology Podcast, Episode 65: SAA 2019 Conference Recap

You can listen to the episode HERE (i.e. WIA website) or download the episode on iTunes!


For the first time ever, all our hosts are in the same location for episode 65!! Come take a listen to all the amazing things that were presented at the conference. Revel in positivity as much as you can! The last segment of the episode we dive into the nitty gritty of SAA’s inaction regarding a known sexual predator in attendance. These statements were all made as of the Saturday evening of the conference. TRIGGER WARNING: contains discussion on sexual abuse, institutional inaction, and trepanation.

Show Notes:

Despite the shadow that fell over much of the conference, some pretty badass work was presented. Check it out here: Program for SAA 2019

Notes on other fun topics include: an article on the lady mentioned by Chelsi who recorded her self-trepanation in the 1970s.

Here are the important pieces to know regarding the The ineffectual SAA Anti-Harassment Policy, and the 2015 statement on sexual harassment. In the week since recording and then posting this episode, the SAA has responded with the following: A public apology to the membership, andan open letter to the membership for the chance to do better. Note there is no real plan of of action.

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Find us on Twitter: Women in Archaeology is @WomenArchys; Chelsi is @Osteoarcheo, Emily is @Trowel_Tales, Serra is @ArchyFantasies, and Kirsten is @ArchyFem

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