Scotland’s national annual Archaeological Research in Progress (ARP) conference will take place on Saturday 28th May 2022 at Aberdeen University.

The event is being organised this year by Archaeology Scotland in partnership with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and aims to cover archaeological research in progress from around Scotland covering all periods.

Do you have exciting research findings that you would like to present at the ARP this year?

We are inviting proposals for 20 minute papers that demonstrate the most up-to-date information and best practice. Please submit the following information to  by end of Sunday 27th February 2022.

  • Title of Paper
  • Short description: maximum 35 words to be used in ARP programme and publicity
  • Longer description: a concise description of your research to include the purpose, methods and implications of the work and brief biographical information on organisations and/or individuals involved
  • Maximum 400 words. 

Our aim is to programme a breadth of chronological and geographical projects from across Scotland and beyond. So, even if you have nothing you wish to contribute yourself, we are also asking you to nominate research relating to Scotland that you would like to see included in ARP 2022!  For this we will require a short description of the research and contact details for the researchers.

We will get back to you as soon as possible to let you know if you are on the programme (and ask for images for publicity if you are). The event will be recorded and available online free to view afterwards.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed and accommodation paid for where necessary for a single presenter per paper included in the programme.

We look forward to hearing about your research and your ideas for research from elsewhere to be included.