IMAA 2023

Registration has closed for the  next IMAA workshop which will be held on April 1st and 2nd 2023 at the University of Reading.

08.45-17.00 April 1st

09.45-15.30 April 2nd

**Please note that April 1st 2023 is scheduled as a strike day on the railways. (Please follow updates on rail strikes with National Rail). If you are flying into Heathrow airport, the coach is the best way to travel directly to Reading and it is very quick.**

The themes for the 2023 workshop are:

  • Archaeo- and Paleobotanical Approaches to Tropical Agriculture
  • Innovation in microanalysis, taphonomy and identification
  • Rewilding and Conservation
  • Science Communication of Archaeo- and Palaeobotanical Data
  • Sustainable Uses of Plants
  • The Archaeobotany of the Islamic West

The 2023 workshop will follow the format of oral presentations in the morning and microscopy sessions and round table discussions in the afternoon.

The first draft of the timetable is available online.

A small meeting of WASM (Working Group of Archaeological Soil Micromorphology) will be held before the IMAA on 30th and 31st March as a separate event.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Reading!

Lisa Lodwick memorial book sale

As most of you know, Lisa Lodwick very sadly passed away last year. Many of Lisa’s collection of books will be on sale during the conference and all of the proceeds will be donated to Coppafeel! A breast health/cancer awareness charity.

Wine Reception sponsored by Stantec

We are very grateful to Stantec who are very generously sponsoring our wine reception which will take place on Saturday after the conference.

We Design With Community In Mind

At Stantec, we have been working with our clients and communities in the UK for over 150 years. With over 1,800 people working in integrated regional teams across the UK, we plan, design, deliver and manage the development and infrastructure needed to support the creation of sustainable, healthy and prosperous communities.

Our work begins at the intersection of client relationships, creativity and community – providing effective and relevant solutions, translating our client’s vision into valued consents, deliverable plans for projects and programmes, and efficient designs for delivery, based on technical excellence and deep market insight.

IMAA 2023 Organising Committee

Dr Rowena Banerjea

Dr Catherine Barnett

Hester Crothers

Kate Dudgeon

Dr Wendy Matthews