Institute of Archaeology


TAG 2019 @UCL-IoA: Countdown to Conference

20 November 2019

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is organising the 41st annual Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference, which will take place from 16-18 December 2019.

TAG 2019 logo

This year's TAG conference theme, 'Power, Knowledge and the Past' is intended to be broad and topical, emphasising both current debates about ontologies and ideologies in past societies, and the role of knowledge about the past in contemporary political narratives.


Registration for the conference is open and all contributors to the conference need to register. The venue for the conference is the UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.


The conference timetable is now available. In addition to the varied and wide-ranging conference sessions, there are a number of exciting additional activities on offer including workshops, walking tours and special access to exhibitions and museum collections and, of course, the TAG party!

Gordon Childe Lecture 2019

This year's Gordon Childe Lecture is being held in association with TAG 2019 and will take place just prior to the conference on Thursday 12 December. This year's speaker is Matthew Johnson, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, USA who will give a lecture entitled 'On Writing the Past Backwards'.

TAG is using the Sched App

This year's conference is using the Sched App and website to allow conference participants to create their own conference agendas, bookmark sessions, search for speakers, and much more!

Further details