Looking Beyond Borders

On 16 October 2017 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the Seventh Graduate Student Conference at the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology entitled Looking Beyond Borders: Interaction and Exchange in Archaeology, to be held on 2-3 February 2018. Proposals are welcomed that explore issues of interaction and exchange on all scales, from agency-driven studies of connectivity and interfacing between individuals, to analyses of society-wide perspectives on conflict, contact, and colonialism. Abstracts should describe the proposed topic of discussion and its relationship to interaction and/or exchange, and may be sent to ArchaeoGradConference.ucla@gmail. Areas of potential discussion include:

How do different social classes, family groups, or individuals within a household engage with one another?

In what ways do trade, foodways, or politics influence contact and exchange between groups?

What connections do we see between seemingly divided cultural forces, such as the mundane and divine?

How does the interaction between humans and objects define social practice?

What can we learn from ancient conflicts, cultural hybridity, and imperialism?

How do boundaries and conceptions of boundaries affect interactions between people(s) and their environments?


EAA AM 2018

On 10 November 2017 proposals for sessions are due for the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2018), to be held in Barcelona from 5-8 September 2018. From 15 December 2017 until 15 February 2018 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 31 March 2018 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

Theories and methods in archaeology

The archaeology of material culture, bodies and landscapes

Mediterranean seascapes

Archaeology and the future of cities and urban landscapes

Archaeology and the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Museums and the challenges of archaeological heritage in 21st century

ISA 2018

On 15 January 2018 abstracts (200-400 words) are due for the 42nd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2018), to be held on 20-26 May 2018 in Merida, Mexico. Further information and the link to submit abstracts will be available at The subjects of the symposium are grouped into the following sessions:

Remote sensing, Geophysical prospection and Field Archaeology


Biomaterials and Bioarcheology

Human-environment interactions

Stone, Plaster and Pigments

Ceramics, Glazes, Glass and Vitreous Materials

Metals and metallurgical ceramics

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