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26 February 2021 - 27 February 2021

8:30AM - 5:00PM

Online (Zoom webinar link available upon registration)

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SCARF 2021 will be hosted by the Department of Archaeology at Durham University. The aim of the forum is to bring together early-career researchers from the UK and the South Caucasus who are working on archaeological research in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to discuss current research and build networks.

The first day of the forum (Friday 26th February) will consist of paper presentations. On the following day (Saturday 27th February) we will have a half-day workshop on "Cultural Heritage, Legacy Data and Digital Documentation in the South Caucasus."

The workshop will involve presentations from several current projects focussed on digital documentation, cultural heritage databases, and working with legacy archives (maps, aerial photos, imagery) in the region. We will then have a round table discussion aimed at identifying priorities for further documentation and possibilities for collaborations using resources such as legacy archives.

Please follow these links below to sign up for the paper presentations and/or workshop. Once you sign up you will be emailed the link to the zoom webinar.

On Friday 26th February the forum will start at 8:30am UK / 12:30pm SC and end by 3:30pm UK / 7:30 pm SC with time for coffee and lunch breaks.
On Saturday 27th February the workshop will start at 9:30am UK / 1:30pm SC and last for c. 3 hours with a coffee break in the middle.

Please remember that the forum is an inclusive and encouraging environment, and all participants must be respectful of each other. We will not tolerate bullying, harassment, discrimination, or insulting or intimidating verbal comments or behaviours.

Submissions for paper presentations 
Early Career Researchers from the South Caucasus interested in presenting their work are encouraged to submit a paper title, abstract (of no more than 300 words), and affiliation to before Jan 15th, 2021. Please also sign up for the zoom webinars for the paper presentations and/or the workshop using the links above.

We would especially encourage submissions from those that did not present at the last forum. Those who wish to present again this year are welcome to submit a paper for consideration, but it must be on a different topic/research project than their previous presentation. Our goal is to give as many researchers as possible the opportunity to share their research! The papers will be evaluated on their academic merit by the SCARF organising committee. We aim to have balanced representation from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia in the papers selected. 
Papers should be in English and no more than 20 minutes in length.

If you have any further questions then please contact the conference organisers at


This is a free event.