Welcome to BiasWatchArchaeo. The goal of this site is to track the speaker composition of conferences in archaeology, particularly with respect to gender representation. This site is inspired by BiasWatchNeuro and the editorial in Nature about this initiative, titled "Women need to be seen and heard at conferences". The data and code for reproducing the results posted here are openly available on our google drive. Contact us at

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Theoretical Archaeology Group conference 2016

Theoretical Archaeology Group conference at the University of Southampton

Organizers: University of Southampton Department of Archaeology

Speaker gender ratio: 73 women : 60 men (122%)

Method of estimation: We inferred the gender ratios from a sample of 133 first-named speakers (all speakers that we could confidently infer gender from in the first 16 sessions in the program).