Bronze and Iron Age Archaeomusicology in Ancient Turkey

On 15 May 2012 registration of papers is due for a conference entitled Bronze and Iron Age Archaeomusicology in Ancient Turkey, to be held on 16-20 October 2012 in Bursa, Turkey, organized jointly by The Research Center of Archaeology of the University of Uludağ, Bursa, Turkey, and ICONEA. Papers (30/45 minutes) on all aspects of music practice and theory in Ancient Turkey, through iconographic and textual materials, and other relevant media, are invited in English or in Turkish with an abstract in English. Further information is available at or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1912-2012. A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia

On 31 May 2012 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for an international conference entitled 1912-2012. A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia, to be held on 22-24 November 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Further information and application forms are available at Papers are invited on all periods from the Paleolithic to the end of the Late Bronze Age and the transition to the Iron Age. The thematic sessions will be the following:

The history of prehistoric research in Macedonia: historical and critical approaches; theoretical and methodological issues; the excavations and the persons of research

Chronology: stratigraphic sequences; excavation assemblages; absolute dating

The environment of Macedonia and prehistoric people: paleoenvironment; diet; zooarchaeology; archaeobotany; physical anthropology; archaeometry

The creation of space: architecture; settlements and cemeteries; space and its notions

From objects to ideas: technologies and artefacts; interpretative approaches; understanding the prehistoric societies of Macedonia through archaeological research

From archaeological research to society: museological and educational issues; public archaeology; prehistoric research and public works

Archaeology and crisis: after one century, what? Future perspectives of prehistoric archaeological research in the uncertain and changing environment of our times.

Craft and People – Agents of Skilled Labour in the Archaeological Record

On 15 June 2012 abstracts (300 words) are due for an international conference entitled Craft and People – Agents of Skilled Labour in the Archaeological Record, to be held on 1-2 November at the British Museum, London. Further information and abstract forms are available at Themes of the conference will include:

Images of Craftspeople: Portraits and Self-Portraits

Object and Craft

Society and Craftspeople

TAG 2012

On 30 June 2012 proposals for sessions, individual papers, and posters are due for the 34th Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG 2012), to be held on 17-19 December 2012 in Liverpool. On 30 September 2012 final submission of accepted paper titles and abstracts (150 words maximum) are due. Further information is available at The theme for TAG2012 is "live archaeology."


On 23 September 2012 submissions are due for KUBABA 3: Journal Of Ancient Near Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean 
Studies. Articles, notes, news, and reviews are invited in Portuguese, English, Spanish, 
Italian and French from both professional scholars and young researchers on the interaction 
sphere of Southwest Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Aegean 
before the Classical Era. Further information is available at

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