On behalf of the BAFA Committee, I would like to say a massive thank you to those of you who submitted your posters to the virtual conference. The quality and variety of the research was outstanding, and this was reflected in the range and numbers of votes cast. In addition to the presenters, I would also like to thank everybody who attended the conference for their interest and engagement. You all contributed to the success of the event, which provided us with a great opportunity to meet and exchange knowledge. I hope that we can continue to develop the connections that we have made over the past 10 days and learn more about the brilliant research that is taking place in universities across the UK and beyond. So, without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of the three categories:
Priscilla Ferreira Ulguim and Tim Thompson, Teesside University: Algorithmic Approaches for Visualising Heat Induced change in Burned bone
Catherine Maidment and Anna Williams, University of Huddersfield: Shining a light on Forensic Anthropology: the use of Alternative Light Sources to Detect Skeletal Remains Underwater
Paige Tynan, Wrexham Glyndwr University: Effects of Body Size on the rate of decomposition in the UK: Measuring Total Body Score and percentage mass change in Sus scrofa
The conference site will remain open for a few days so that you can continue to browse the posters and finish your conversations, and you can also leave comments and feedback on any of the BAFA social media platforms. Once again, a huge thank you to everybody who participated in our first independent conference. We hope that it will be the first of many virtual and live BAFA events as things gradually return to normal.
Dr Julie Roberts, Chair of BAFA.
It’s been a trying time for everyone over the last few months trying to juggle home life with study and work. Many conferences have been cancelled and research has taken a back burner for many. However, we are sure our members have work they have not yet had the opportunity to showcase. We thought now would be the perfect chance for BAFA to step in and organise something flexible that everyone can get involved with.
Between Monday 13th July and Sunday 19th July we will be hosting a FREE online poster conference covering all topics relating to forensic anthropology. These posters will be collated and made available to those who have registered to ‘attend’ throughout the week for review, comment and judging. We will be offering three prizes of £100 to the ‘Presenters Choice’, ‘Attendees Choice’ and ‘Committees Choice’.
TO SUBMIT A POSTER
We will be accepting submissions of posters on any topic linked to Forensic Anthropology from all current members of BAFA. We would particularly like to encourage submission from students who may not have previously showcased their research at a conference. Anyone who is not a current member of BAFA will need to apply for membership and have paid their fees before the submission closure date.
The deadline for submission is Friday 10th July and submissions can be made HERE
TO REGISTER TO ATTEND
The conference will be FREE to attend for all, including non-members so please do share this information with anyone who you feel would be interested. We ask that all those who wish to have access to the posters during the conference complete the registration before Friday 10th July pm. After the conference closes, BAFA members can enjoy unlimited access to the posters through a new ‘Members Only’ area on our website, which is currently under development.
You can register to ‘attend’ the conference HERE
If you have any questions about the event, then please get in touch with us via e-mail: CONFERENCE@BAFA.UK