FW: ASHB Annual Conference
FW: ASHB Annual Conference
Subject: ASHB Annual Conference
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Department of Anatomical Sciences
First Announcement - 14th Annual Conference of the
Australasian Society of Human Biology
The 14th Annual ASHB Conference '2000' will be held at Camp Coorong#
about 100 kms SE of Adelaide, South Australia, using the hospitality of
Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people. The dates for the conference are the
11th - 13th December 2000.
The theme of the conference is
THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF HUMAN BIOLOGICAL VARIATION.
In early December the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology and
the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Joint Conference is
being held in Adelaide. This will provide some articulation with our
Due to location at Camp Coorong this year's conference fee will include
cost of accommodation, and meals. All prices are in AUD$ (AUD$ »
US$0.57). Meals are $30 per person per day full board. Accommodation in
2-4 bed rooms $15 per person, per night. It is BYO pillow and blanket if
needed. A limited number of pillows and blankets can be organised at a
small additional cost.
We plan to publish proceedings as full, internationally refereed
chapters in a book, similar to the latest Volume 4 of 'Perspectives in
Human Biology'. Those participants wanting their paper to be considered
for publication will need to share the cost at AUD$100.00 per 10-20
pages long paper.
Abstracts of 250 words will be due in October. Please send initial
expressions of interest to Kosette Lambert, email:
Minimum conference fee: general conf. fee $50.00
meals 3 days $90.00
accomm. 3 nights $45.00
$185.00 (» US$105.00)
Extras transport* $50.00
* bus from airport to Camp Coorong and back
** full length internationally refereed papers in a volume
# The Coorong is a coastal lagoon separated from the Southern Ocean by
approximately 100km long Younghusband Peninsula. A large part of the
Coorong area is protected as a nature park. The area was densely
inhabited by Aboriginal people before the arrival of European settlers.
The still living in the area Aboriginal people run a camp where visitors
can acquaint themselves first-hand with the Coorong environment (walking
trails) and with history, culture and activities of Aboriginal
inhabitants. Workshops in basket weaving are offered, and the camp has a
Adelaide is centrally located in Australia between beaches of the St
Vincent Gulf and the Mount Lofty Ranges (over 700m high). The city is
surrounded by valleys with extensive vineyards and nature reserves.
There are three universities (The University of Adelaide, The University
of South Australia, and The Flinders University of South Australia; all
of which have Faculties/Divisions of Health Sciences). The South
Australian Museum has a large natural science collection and an
excellent collection of aboriginal art. Adelaide is renown for its
biennial festival of culture and arts. There are many fine hotels and
good restaurants offering a world wide range of cuisines.
Early December is the beginning of summer in South Australia. Usually
very sunny (bring a hat and protective lotion if you plan to walk) and
hot days (25-30°C; 80-95°F), but reasonably cool nights.
[D K Sidhu
Secretary to Prof. M. Henneberg]