It is with a heavy heart that I have to pass on the news that steps have been taken to cancel the conference ‘Art and the Archaeological Imagination: Braving the Dragons’, which was to have taken place on 27th and 28th February. All the arrangements have gone really well, but for a reason no-one can yet fathom, the registrations are just not coming through, and so this event cannot continue.
The failure of delegates to register has not been due to lack of publicity. It may be that February is the wrong time of year, or that the recent bout of cold weather, and the growing unreliability of the trains has prevented people from registering. Maybe Aberystwyth is the wrong venue, in that it is not as easy to get to as other places in the UK? I don’t know.
However, dragons are not easily defeated. Given time, there may yet be a resurgence of interest in art and the archaeological imagination, and the way ahead into unknown territory may suddenly become clear. In the meantime, my sincere apologies to every one who showed interest.
The conference organiser