Archaeological conferences Worldwide - 2012
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Archaeology Conferences - January 2012
  • Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology

    Date: 4th to 8th January 2012
    Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Contact Person / Registration Link: Lisa , Register Here
    Breifing: Conference Theme: By the Dawn's Early Light: Forging Identity, Securing Freedom, and Overcoming Conflict.
    You can view the complete program schedule here:
    Complete session schedule of SHA Conference 2012

  • Conference 2012: Gender and Punishment

    Date: 11th to the 13th January 2012
    Location: Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester
    Contact Person / Registration Link:
    Please e-mail any questions to / Registration On Campus: 12:45-1:45pm: Registration (Foyer)
    Breifing: Gender and Punishment in ancient history. Masculinity and MassGraves in Anglo-Saxon England by Professor Dawn Hadley (University of Sheffield), Torture and Spectacle , Holy Women and Punishment and many more topics on Gender and Punishment.

  • 2012 International Conference and Chinua Achebe Annual Lectures

    Date: 30th January 2012 to 3rd February 2012
    Location: Princess Alexandra Auditorium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
    Contact Person / Registration Link:
    Fr Dr Dr. Ikechukwu A. Orjinta /

    Breifing: Various themes and sub-themes of the conference are: Climate change adaptation from the Arts, Gender and leadership in restructured Africa. etc

Archaeology Conferences - February 2012
  • Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic

    Date: 25 February 2012
    Location: G-R06/07, 9 West Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB3 9DP
    Contact Person / Registration Link: Sarah Waidler
    Register Here!
    Breifing: This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Barbara Crawford, OBE, Honorary Reader at the University of St Andrews. Dr. Crawford will be speaking on "The Joint Earldoms of Caithness and Orkney"

Archaeology Conferences - March 2012
  • RAC 2012: Roman Archaeology Conference 10

    Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:00pm - Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 1:00pm
    Location: Frankfurt University, Campus Westend, Frankfurt am Main 60323, Germany
    Contact name: David Wigg-Wolf (
    Registration Link: Register Here!
    Briefing:The Roman Archaeology Conference is the premier Roman archaeological conference in the United Kingdom. It is a biennial event – RAC 2010 was held in Oxford – that brings together interested parties from all sectors to present and discuss the latest archaeological discoveries from the Roman world and beyond.

  • SoMA - Symposium of Mediterranean Archaeology

    Date: 1 to 3 March 2012
    location: Florence, Italy
    Contact name: Claudia Speciale /
    Registration Link
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    Since prehistoric times the Mediterranean has been acting as a locale for interaction between groups inhabiting regions that are now studied mainly within the different sub-fields of ancient studies. In recent years, however, the development of research techniques and analytical models of archaeological evidence (e.g. the International spirit defined by C. Renfrew) have identified similar historical paths that are similar if not, in some cases, common to these different areas of the ancient world from the West (Iberian peninsula) to the East (Anatolia and Levant) from the North (Europe) to the South (Maghreb and Egypt).

  • Ist International Congress for New Researchers in History of Though

    Date: 6th to 9th March 2012
    Location: Faculty of Philosophy of the Universidad Complutense de Madri
    Contact name: Tim Mitchell
    Registration Link: Send your registrations to
    This Congress aims to promote the encounter of the community of young researchers devoted to
    History of Thought, focusing on the Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissanc

  • The Archaeology of Slavery: Toward a Comparative Global Framework, 28th Annual Visiting Scholar Conference

    Date: March 30-31, 2012
    Location: Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Contact name: Lydia Wilson Marshall
    Registration link :
    Submit registrations to Scholar, Dr. Lydia Wilson Marshall, at
    Briefing: Plantation sites, particularly those in the southeastern United States, have long dominated the archaeological study of slavery. These antebellum estates, however, do not represent the wide variety of geographic and temporal contexts in which slavery has occurred in human history. Read More here

  • 38th Annual AAH Conference & Bookfair

    Date: 29 - 31 March 2012
    Location: The Open University, Milton Keynes
    Contact name: : Carol Richardson
    Registration link :
    Submit registrations to Carol Richardson (please include AAH 2012 in your
    subject line).
    Briefing: The date an artwork was produced does not seal it off from the rest of time. Indeed historical readings might trace how an artwork intersects different times. Art history
    presents past art through conservation, exhibition and writing. Artworks are connected diachronically, linking the artist to predecessors, contemporaries and successors.
    Narratives of art chart traditions and innovations, historians source-hunt for influences and appropriations. Artists are identified as precursors and rebels; periods and movements are labelled as renaissances and avantgardes. Read More here

Archaeology Conferences - April 2012
  • 5th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies

    Date:  4-7 April 2012
    Location: Athens, Greece
    Contact name: Gregory T. Papanikos
    Registration link :
    Register Here!
    Briefing: Greek Night Entertainment, Athens Sightseeing: Old and New-An Educational Urban Walk, Cruise to Aegean Islands, Delphi Visit

  • 1st International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: Archaeology

    Date: 9 to 13 April 2012
    Location: Menorca, Balearic Island, Spain 
    Registration link:
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    Briefing: It will focus on Archaeology, keeping in mind that it needs to consider not only the sites, which have been inscribed as World Heritage due to its Archaeological nature, but also any site, property or group of material properties, inscribed as World Heritage, which can be studied using an archaeological methodology.

  • 4th International Congress of Society of South Asian Archaeology

    Date: 15-17 April 2012
    Location: Zahedan, IRAN 
    Registration link:
    Register Here!
    Briefing: The Congress of the Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA) has had three hugely successful events. The Archaeological Sciences Research Centre (ASRC) of the University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB) is proud to announce the fourth Congress (4SOSAA)

  • Land and Sea in the Early Middle Ages

    Date: 27 April 2012 to 28 May 2012
    Location: Queensland, Australia  
    Contact: Dr Amelia Brown (
    Registration link:
    Register Here!
    Briefing: This conference addresses the theme of LAND and SEA in the Early Medieval World, ca. 300-1100.

Archaeology Conferences - May 2012
  • High-Tech Heritage: How are Digital Technologies Changing our Views of the Past?

    Date: 2 to 4 May 2012
    Location: Amherst, MA, United States
    Contact name: Angela Labrador
    Briefing; While 3D visualizations, complex databases, interactive websites, social media, and Geographical Information Systems allow us to model, record, analyze, disseminate, map, and interpret information about cultural heritage, they are also profoundly transforming our views of the past. Major questions about the past have long been studied through chronology, typology, space, and narrative. Read More

  • Zagora in Context: Settlements and Intercommunal Links in the Geometric Period (900-700BC)

    Date: 20 to 22 May 2012
    location: Athens, Greece
    Contact name: Dr Stavros Paspalas
    Briefing; The site of Zagora is fundamental for our understanding of life in the Aegean in the Geometric period. This conference aims to highlight new discoveries and emphasize their contribution to a better understanding of the site and its environs

  • International Conference of GIS users, TazaGIS-Days 2012

    Date: 23 to 24 May 2012
    Location:Taza, Taza, Morocco
    Contact name: Tabyaoui
    Briefing: The Geographic information Systems are used worldwide to solve problems related to emergency services, land use, business efficiency, education and public safety. The Taza-GIS-Days will take in two days (May 23-24, 2012). Participants will have the opportunity to learn about GIS through a series of presentations, exhibitions and practical exercises presented by a distinguished group of professionals.

  • ARCHHIST '12

    Date: 23 to 26 May 2012
    location: Istanbul, Turkey
    Contact name: Efe Duyan
    Briefing; ARCHHIST '12, hosted by MSFAU, opens its doors to studies that will re-evaluate the history of architecture with a interdisciplinary point of view within a fluctuant and heterogenic basis.

  • ARCHAEOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE: tracing memories / imaging spaces (IAPL 2012)

    Date: 28 MAY - 3 JUNE 2012
    location: Tallinn, Estonia
    Contact name: Hugh J. Silverman, IAPL Executive Director
    Briefing; The International Association for Philosophy and Literature, 36th annual IAPL conference, held at Tallinn University, Estonia, 28 May-3 June 2012. Online paper or panel submissions on the conference theme are welcome. Deadline:15 Sept 2011

Archaeology Conferences - June 2012
  • The Prehistoric Society Europa Postgraduate Conference 2012 Reading United Kingdom

    Date: 8th June 2012
    Location: Reading, United Kingdom
    Contact name: Alice Rogers and Courtney Nimura
    The scope of the conference will cover the following session themes:
     Ancient megastructures and their environment
     Landscape resilience to human impact
     Human adaptation to landscape changes
     Spatial information systems in landscape archaeology
     Theoretical concepts in landscape archaeology

  • The Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) 11th Biennial conference

    Date: June 20th to 23rd 2012
    Location: Victoria College, University of Toronto
    Contact name: Justin Pargeter ( and Adrienne Daggette (
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    1. Diverse cognitive interpretations of the MSA, chair Lyn Wadley
    2. Zooarchaeology in African contexts, chair Genevieve Dewar
    3. Northwest African prehistory: recent work, new results and interpretations, chair David Lubell
    4. Post-Conflict Archaeology in Africa: Restrictions, Responsibilities and Responses, chair John Giblin
    5. Cultural heritage management African in the next 15 years, chair Scott Maceachern
    6. The Archaeology of the Iringa region, southern Tanzania, chair Pamela Willoughby
    7. Science and Archaeology: Studies Presented in Honor of Nikolaas van der Merwe, chair David Killick
    8. Making Meals, Producing Pots: Comparing Craft and Culinary Practice in Africa, chairs Cameron Gokee and Amanda Lee Logan
    9. The archaeology of the Maloti-Drakensburg region, chair Peter Mitchell
    10. Human bones and teeth in African Archaeological record, chairs Lesley Harrington and Wendy Black
    Read More here

  • ‘Frozen Pasts’ – the 3rd International Glacial Archaeology Conference

    Date: June 3 to 8, 2012
    Location:  Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
    Contact name:
    Registration Link:
    The 2012 symposium will highlight the discoveries of North American glacial archaeologists and showcase the opening of a major new Yukon First Nation Cultural Centre featuring ice patch discoveries. The 3rd International Glacial Archaeology Symposium will be hosted by Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Government of Yukon.

  • International Conference on Virtual Archaeology

    Date: 4-6 June 2012
    Location:  St. Petersburg, Russia
    Contact name:  Dr.Daria Yu. Hookk ( HOOKK@HERMITAGE.RU )
    The First International Conference on Virtual Archaeology will be organized by the Department of the Eastern Europe and Siberian Archaeology of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation).

Archaeology Conferences - July 2012
  • Borneo Research Council 10th Biennial International Conference 2012 Miri Malaysia

    Date: 8th to 12th July 2012
    Location: MSanta Rosa, California, United States
    Contact name: Mary Dell Lucas
    Registration link:
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    Briefing: The First International Conference on Virtual Archaeology will be organized by the Department of the Eastern Europe and Siberian Archaeology of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation).

  • EVA London 2012: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London United Kingdom

    Date: 5th to 7th July 2012
    Location: London, United Kinom
    Contact name: S McDaid
    Registration link :
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    Briefing: The EVA London organising committee seeks a distinctive and attractive logo for branding and promotion of the EVA London Conference, on the theme of Art and Technology. The logo should symbolise visualization in the arts, and be colourful, eye?catching, uncluttered, and convey something of the spirit of London and camaraderie of the event. It should be adaptable for use at various scales in print, stationery, and presentation graphics and on the Web. It should also be effective in grey?scale or black?and?white for monochrome copy.

Archaeology Conferences - August 2012
  • Fifth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Cambridge United Kingdom

    Date: 2nd to 5th August 2012
    Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Contact name: Conference Secretariat
    Registration Link:
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    Briefing: The Conference will address interdisciplinary practices across the social sciences, and between the social sciences and the natural sciences, applied sciences and the professions. Plenary speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the social sciences, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

Archaeology Conferences - September 2012
  • European Assocation of Archaeologists 16th Annual Meeting The Hague Netherlands

    Date: 1st to 4th September 2012
    Location: The Hague, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
    Registration link:
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    Briefing: The meeting will be preceded by a separate one-day conference on science-based archaeology. The pre-conference meeting will take place on Tuesday, 31st August 2012, at Delft University, and is organised by the Delft-Leiden Centre for Archaeology, Art history and Science (CAAS). Registered participants of the EAA annual meeting can attend free of charge.

  • Museums and the Market Leeds United Kingdom

    Date: 10 to 11 September 2012
    Location: Leeds, United kingdom
    Contact name: Dr Mark Westgarth/Dr Abigail Harrison Moore
    The conference invites papers on themes such as;
    The role of agents and dealers in the development of museum collections. The intersections between the market, the museum and evolving discourses; art history, the history of science and museography/museology. The market and its relationship to the role of patronage and philanthropy in the museum. The influence of the market in the history of museum practice; for example the developing influence of the blockbuster exhibition. The role of museums, galleries and heritage in local and national economies; for example in cultural-led economic regeneration. The relationship between museums/heritage, the market and evolving national and international legislation; for example restrictions on the ownership, movement and circulation of cultural property, such as the Waverley Criteria. The relationships between museums/galleries and contemporary commodity culture.

  • The 8th International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe (MESO 2012) Santander Spain

    Date : 13th to 17th September 2012
    Location: Santander, Spain
    The Eighth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe will be held in Santander from 13th to 17th September 2012, organised by the Cantabrian International Institute for Prehistoric Research with the support of the Department of Culture, Tourism and Sport of the Cantabrian Government and the University of Cantabria. This is the first time this prestigious series of conferences is held in southern Europe; furthermore, in a region with a long tradition in prehistoric studies, particularly on the Mesolithic.

  • The Seventh Australian Conference of Celtic Studies Sydney Australia

    Date: 29th September to 2nd October 2012
    Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Contact name: Professor Anders Ahlqvist
    Briefing: The Seventh Australian Conference of Celtic Studies will take place at the University of Sydney, from Wednesday 29 September to Saturday 2 October 2012.