NASTA Update #2: Papers, FAQ & Sneak Peek!

The NASTA website launched a few days ago, and we’ve enjoyed everyone’s responses so far. Thank you! In this update, we would like to remind you that the call for papers is still open, answer a few frequently asked questions and to give you a little sneak peek of what we’ll be announcing in the near future!

Call for Papers:

The deadline for the call for papers is set at March 10. This means you have exactly one month left to hand in your abstract.

Click here for the call for papers!

Call for Papers!

Deadline 10 March 2021: We are looking for papers that deal with narrative and storytelling in archaeology (and other disciplines).
Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do you accept paper submissions outside of the Netherlands?
A: Yes, absolutely! Although our committee is based in the Netherlands, we accept papers from anywhere in the world.

Q: I want to submit an abstract, but don’t know whether the topic is right for the conference. Can I talk to you about it?
A: Of course. If you’re not sure whether the topic you have in mind is fitting for the conference, feel free to send us a message via the contact form or any of our social media and we’ll figure it out together!

Q: If I’m not an MA or PhD student in archaeology, can I still attend the conference?
A: Yes, you can! Although this conference is organised by graduate students and focuses primarily on archaeology, this conference is for anyone interested in the subject matter. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a first year student, or just simply interested… you’re welcome to attend.

Q: If I’m not an MA or PhD student in archaeology, can I still submit an abstract?
A: Yes, no problem. We accept papers from a wide range of people, both student and professional and other.  Even if you’re not an archaeologist, you’re welcome to submit an abstract as long as the topic fits with the themes we discuss and has a connection to archaeology. Whether you’re an anthropologist, heritage professional, museologist, writer, etc. does not matter.

Sneak Peek:

You might have noticed that we’ve talked about invited speakers… we’ll be announcing these speakers soon! We are lucky that almost every potential speaker we approached agreed to talk at our conference and this means we have an incredible set of speakers who are experienced in different facets of narrative and storytelling in archaeology!

While we don’t want to give you any spoilers (yet), one of our main speakers may or may not be speaking about videogames… and another might have recently written a book on archaeology, epistemology, and narrative…

We are increasingly excited for the 29th of April. What about you? Again, if you have any questions about registering, submitting your abstract, or anything else that we have not addressed yet, you are more than welcome to send us an email to, to contact us on any of our social media platforms, or to simply fill in the contact form. See you on the 29th!