Tac Iff Color



The Archaeology Channel

Conference on Cultural Heritage Film

18 - 19 May, 2015, University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center, Eugene, Oregon, USA


Exploring the human cultural legacy on screen!







In conjunction with our twelfth annual The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Film promotes discussion and collaboration regarding the uses of cultural heritage film. TAC Festival and Conference will bring to Oregon the world’s best films on archaeology, ancient cultures, and the world of indigenous peoples.  Download the registration form here: PDF or Word.  You can send e-mail correspondence (inquiries or registration forms) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Papers on applications of film (academic, cultural, practical, educational) will be considered for Conference presentation.  There will also be open discussion of Festival films.  The goals of this conference are three-fold:


(1) to promote the creation, distribution and use of cultural heritage film as an influence for broad cultural awareness and understanding;

(2) to bring together educators, film-makers, archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, journalists, historic preservationists, environmentalists, geographers, and others interested in cultural heritage and its connections to the natural environment;

(3) to encourage the exchange of new ideas and approaches to employ film for the common good of all humanity.





Abstracts must be 150 words or less, not including title, authors’ names and affiliation.


Topics for paper submission include:


✤ In the News: Archaeology in the Media

✤ Getting Involved: Public Involvement in Conservation and Cultural Heritage

✤ Science, Archaeology and the Human Experience

✤ Teaching With Film

✤ The Future of Film

✤ Public Submitted Symposium: What Archaeology Means to Me

✤ Making Cultural Heritage Films

✤ Other pertinent topics


Please specify a first and second choice of topics your paper will fit best in.  You may also propose a symposium, following the guidelines below.



If you propose a symposium, all proposed presenters must submit their abstract by the abstract submission deadline, January 30, 2015.  They must indicate that their submission is for your proposed symposium with their submission.



We anticipate presenters will have 30 to 45 minutes for presentations and questions.  This may change, depending on the number of abstract submissions.



Registration Price: $100 (All registered participants will receive free tickets to TAC Festival film screenings that will take place May 15-17, 2015.)  We will ask for the fee upon acceptance of your registration.



Abstract submission deadline: January 30, 2015.



Conference Dates: May 18-19, 2015





Symposium proposals must be 150 words or less, including the theme, scope and rationale of the symposium and included talks.  In addition (not included in the 150 words), a list of presenters and their affiliations, in order of their talks, must follow the abstract.  The number of speakers is to be no more than five.  Each author must submit an abstract (150 words) separately for review by the submission deadline.


Symposium Submission Deadline: January 30, 2015.





Checks and credit cards accepted.  Please mail checks (payable to ALI) to the address below.  Credit card information can be emailed, faxed, or called in.





Richard Pettigrew, Executive Director
Archaeological Legacy Institute
4147 E. Amazon Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97405





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