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

Friday, March 1, 2019

Society of American Archaeology Annual meetings 2018

Society of American Archaeology Annual Meeting at Washington, DC
Organizers: Society of American Archaeology

Speaker gender ratio: 1431 women : 1363 men (1.05)

Method of estimation: We inferred the gender ratios from a sample of 2794 first-named speakers (all speakers that we could confidently infer gender from in the first 288 sessions in the program).