© Andrew Denzin

2021 AIMA Conference

Oceans of Heritage: The Next Decade

Welcome from AIMA President

It’s a great pleasure to welcome you all to the 2021 conference of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA). Queensland, with its vast beautiful coastline, islands and reefs, and its rich maritime history, is a perfect venue for a conference focused on exploring our maritime past and its physical remains.

This year’s conference theme, Oceans of Heritage: The Next Decade, is ambitious and timely, open to wide interpretation and rich discussion. We look to our past to better understand ourselves, and we look to the future, welcoming change, embracing innovation and navigating new waters.

AIMA runs on the passion and commitment of volunteers. Thanks to Dr Maddy McAllister, Toni Massey and Danielle Wilkinson, this year’s conference committee who have put together a dynamic program which will be appreciated and long remembered. Thanks too to all members who assisted our committee, and a special thank you to our sponsors and partners.

Stirling Smith

Proudly sponsored by

Conference Events

  • Conference Welcome Event 11 November
    Museum of Tropical Queensland
    Time: 6.00pm
  • Fieldtrips:
    Details to follow
  • Pints and Professionals 12 November
    Tiny Mountain Brewery, 20 Palmer Street
    South Townsville
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Conference 12 - 13 November 2021
    The Rydges, 23 Palmer Street
  • Conference Dinner 13 November 
    Venue: TBC
  • AGM 13 November
    Venue: The Rydges
    Time: TBC

Key Dates

  • 05 May 2021 Call for Sessions opens
  • 15 June 2021 Call for Sessions closes
  • 20 June 2021 Call for Abstracts opens
  • 20 July 2021 Call for Abstracts closes
  • 04 Oct 2021 Early bird Conference registration closes
  • 20 Oct 2021 Conference registration closes
  • 20 Oct 2021 AGM registration closes

Conference Contact

Conference Organising Committee