EAA 2022 Session: Borderlands, Interaction Zones, and Bounded Spaces in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean

On 10 February 2022 abstracts are due for “Session 359: Borderlands, Interaction Zones, and Bounded Spaces in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Reconstruction of Connectivity,” co-organized by Sergios Menelaou, Umay Oğuzhanoğlu, and Ourania Kouka at the 28th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting (EAA 2022), to be held on 31 August - 3 September 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. Further information on this session is available at; registration forms and abstracts may be submitted at


PeCla 2022

On 28 February 2022 abstracts (500 words) are due for the 9th International Postgraduate Conference: Border Zones – Meeting Places in the Ancient World (PeCla 2022), to be held on 11-12 April 2022 at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at


Periplous: il mare nella Preistoria mediterranea

On 28 February 2022 abstracts (2000-2500 characters including spaces) are due for LVII Riunione Scientifica dell’IIPP. Periplous: il mare nella Preistoria mediterranea, to be held on 19-22 October 2022 in Siracusa, Italy. Further information is available at Sessions at the conference will explore the following themes:
• Connectivity;
• Fragmentation;
• Mobility;
• Science applied to the study of the sea;
• Human groups and the sea;
• Symbolism;
• Sicily and its extra-island relations.


Terracottas in Motion

On 15 March 2022 abstracts (ca. 500 words) are due for an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural zoom colloquium entitled Terracottas in Motion, to be held under the auspices of
The Association for Coroplastic Studies on 20 October 2022. Further information is available at; abstracts should be sent to Maya Muratov (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Jaimee Uhlenbrock (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Potential contributions should explore any of the following multiple facets of the concept of terracottas in motion:
• Terracottas and travel:
o This can be manifested/documented through shipwrecks containing terracottas, or through the finds of terracottas on the sea floor;
o Appearances of terracottas (in bulk or of specific types) in networks distant from their centers of production; their spatial distribution;
o Representations of travel in terracotta imagery by models of carts, horse riders, boats, etc.;
o Evidence for the travel of molds for terracotta sculpture from one production center to another;
o Evidence for the travel, or transfer, of motifs across regions or wider geographic areas;
• Short-distance movement via commercial activity, as documented by
possible shop or warehouse contexts, to which terracottas were moved from
production sites;
• Movement in terracottas as reflective of ritual activity that illustrates specific placement of terracottas by the user; ritual carrying, ritual breakage, ritual deposition, etc.;
• Terracotta representations implying movement from one place to the other, such as in
imagery that depicts carrying or offering;
• Movement present in iconographic choices, such as in representations of walking, running, dancing, game playing, etc., and riding of all kinds, on horses, dolphins, lions, swans, bulls, war elephants, mythical beasts, etc.;
• Interpretations of movement, such as is suggested by models of feet, boots, or shoes;
• Movement as implied by gestures;
• Interactive terracottas that in whole or in part were moved by the hand of a user;
• Terracottas designed actively to move in space on their own, such as those that were suspended.



On 18 March 2022 abstracts (250 words) are due for a Student-Doctorate Archaeological Scientific Conference entitled Artefakt, to be hosted by the Department of Archeology at the University of Warsaw on 21-22 May 2022, planned in hybrid format pandemic permitting. Further information is available at


Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine

On 30 March 2022 offers of papers, posters, and workshops, and provisional requests to participate are due for an international symposium entitled Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine: New Perspectives and Challenges for the Twenty First Century, to be held at Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic on 21-24 September 2022. Further information is available from Prof. Assoc. Tomas Alusik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to whom offers should also be sent. Papers presented at the conference can address, but are not limited, to the following topics:
• Methodologies and techniques, theoretical viewpoints, as well as applications of new scientific methods as applied to the research;
• The evidence for the practice of medicine, such as medical interventions, surgery and remedies;
• The challenges in the recognition of medicine in the archaeological record;
• The preventive aspects of the use of medicine, such as the care of the sick or personal hygiene and their identification in the archaeological record;
• The social and religious aspects of healing;
• Healers and practitioners;
• Healing places;
• The state of health of the populations in the periods in question;
• Excavation or survey reports of the sites focused or related to the medical practice.

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