ASHB 2017 31st Annual Conference Call for Abstracts

The Australasian Society for Human Biology (ASHB) is pleased to announce that submissions of abstracts for the 2017 annual conference are now being accepted. The 2017 conference ‘Multidisciplinary Health: Past, Present and Future’ will be held in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia from the 4th – 6th December. The study of health is broad-reaching, with research ranging from the population level in human and non-human communities to individual life histories. The ways in which we study health, both in the past and today, have changed considerably through time, becoming much more multidisciplinary in recent years. The 2017 ASHB conference aims to highlight these relationships, exploring health in a range of contexts. We encourage papers that discuss investigations of health, including both physical and mental health in human and primate communities, as well as specific investigative techniques. Papers outside this theme are also welcomed. Student presentations and posters are strongly encouraged. Submissions close 15 September 2017. The conference information pack including registration, submission forms, and information on student prizes and conference travel awards can be found on the ASHB website . Queries regarding the conference can be directed to Georgia Roberts

The 2017 conference will include a pre-conference workshop on the 3rd December (The Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains: A Quality Assurance Workshop). This workshop welcomes students and professionals involved in the analysis of human skeletal remains (including those from archaeological, historical or forensic contexts) to participate in a one day quality assurance workshop designed to allow participants to examine the quality of their assessment, scoring and interpretation of morphological skeletal features.

The Australasian Society for Human Biology (ASHB) welcomes all those with an interest in a wide range of subjects linked to human biology, including medicine, anthropology (physical, forensic, and social), primatology, evolutionary biology, archaeology, bioarchaeology, and comparative anatomy. Formed in 1987, ASHB comprises members from the Australasian region (broadly defined as encompassing Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and neighboring Indian and Pacific Ocean countries). However, the Society has active members from around the globe and welcomes all participants in our disciplinary field of study and research.