CAA 2009


The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and The University of Virginia invite you to participate in the 37th annual international conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) to be held from March 22-26, 2009 in Williamsburg, Virginia in the United States.

The conference theme will be “Making History Interactive,” which will be reflected in both the conference activities and the unique venue. As an organization, CAA is dedicated to the application of digital technologies that make it possible to access and investigate our cultural heritage in new ways. Using digital technologies, archaeologists can interact with the historical record, to push the boundaries of interpretation and further our understanding of the past. Williamsburg served as the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780 and today is the site of the nation’s largest outdoor living history museum. Founded in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation seeks to engage people in the exploration of the revolutionary events and ideals that led to the establishment of a new nation. In addition to the standard conference activities, attendees will be able to participate in workshops and courses related to digital applications, take behind-the-scenes tours to learn how history is made interactive, and experience what life was like in the 18th century.

The CAA 2009 Organizing Committee invites proposals for sessions, individual papers, poster presentations, workshops, and round table discussions related to the conference theme as well as other CAA topics. For further information on submitting a proposal, please see the Call for Papers.

The CAA 2009 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI) will be meeting in conjunction with CAA in Williamsburg. The two organizations last met jointly at CAA 2006 in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A. Each day of the conference, ECAI will sponsor a session that will be open to all attendees. For further information on ECAI, please visit ECAI’s website.

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Electronic Cultural
Atlas Initiative
The Colonial
Williamsburg Foundation
The University
of Virginia