Final TAG Deva Programme and Book of Abstracts

Inevitably there will be minor revisions up to and at the conference itself, but we are pleased and proud to publish to full and final TAG Deva programme of sessions.

TAG Deva Timetable Master Programme 12-12-18!

Note: delegates will be given a print version of this programme upon arrival, so please don’t feel you will need to print off a copy yourself.

The Book of Abstracts was available for purchase as an option during registration. A pdf version is TAG Deva Book of Abstracts 11-12-18


Simple Timetable for #TAGDeva

Registration is now officially closed for #TAGDeva, but you can contact us on with any late registration enquiries.

In the meantime, here is an easy-guide to the TAG Deva conference, incorporating 33 sessions and activities, as well as a busy social calendar with the Antiquity Lecture on Monday evening in the Molloy Building, and the TAG 40th Birthday Party in Tuesday evening following the Antiquity Quiz at the Chester Students Union.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

The Timetable is Sorted!

After much debating and cross-referencing, to avoid clashes of themes, organisations, chairs, discussants and speakers, the TAG Deva timetable for sessions has been confirmed! You can find the break down of sessions by 5 key slots here:

  • Monday 17th, pm
  • Tuesday 18th, am
  • Tuesday 18th, pm
  • Wednesday 19th, am
  • Wednesday 19th, pm

Remember to Register if you are a speaker, organiser or simply wish to come along and here the fabulous range of exciting papers!

Session Updates

We have now had most session details in, although we are contacting session organisers for some final tweaks and details! Watch this space.

In addition, sadly, the following sessions will no longer be taking place at TAG Deva.

  • Connected Archaeology: Thinking the Discipline in the 21st Century
  • Is Culture-History Alive and Kicking?
  • Landscape Archaeology, Deep Time and (Fieldwork in) the Anthropocene
  • Post–Conflict Archaeology Ethics and Values
  • Vitrified Vikings?

Currently, it is anticipated that we have an exciting range of 33 academic events and sessions.

We hope to have finalised the timetable by the end of October!

Accommodation for TAG Deva


There are many hotels and B&Bs around the city, all of which tend to be advertised on

In addition, you can book accommodation (on a room-only basis, i.e. no breakfast) at the centrally located University accommodation at Sumner House. Enter the promotion code “TAG2018” prior to checking availability.

Chester is a popular tourist destination and therefore we would advise booking accomodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Some University of Chester accommodation will be available at a discount rate once registration is open.