Calls for Papers

ASOR 2023

On 15 January 2023 proposals (250 words maximum) for member-organized sessions and workshops are due for the American Schools of Overseas Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2023), to be hosted in Chicago, IL from 18-21 October 2023 (online) and 15-18 November 2023 (in person). From 15 February 2023 the Online Abstract Management System will open for paper submissions. On 15 March 2023 abstracts (250 words maximum) for paper and workshop presentation proposals are due without a late fee; on 1 April 2023 abstracts for paper and workshop presentation proposals are due with a late fee of $25. From 1 May to 1 August 2023 submission of poster proposals will be open. Further information and submission forms are available at


State of the Field 2023

On 16 January 2023 abstracts (350 words) are due for a conference entitled State of the Field 2023: Archaeologies of the Mediterranean, to be held on 14-15 April 2023 by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, Providence, RI. Further information and the link to submit abstracts are available at Topic areas might include, but are not limited to:
• Literary form and discourse (e.g., rhetorical style, topoi, aesthetics, translation)
• Impact and relevance to issues of social hierarchy and political legitimacy
• Pictorial art: spatial depth, relief sculpture, horror vacui, etc.
• Resource management, regional interdependence, and cultural exchange
• Fabrication of origin myths (e.g., prehistoric migrations, genealogies)
• Growth and decline of political and cultural systems
• Influence on agricultural practices, technologies, and systems of land tenure
• Philosophy and ethics (e.g., moderation, luxury, poverty)
• Methodological or metadisciplinary reflections (e.g., fragmentary evidence)


Unsung Pioneer Women

On 20 January 2023 abstracts (500 words maximum) for proposals for biographic communications (15-20 minutes) are due for a workshop entitled Unsung Pioneer Women in the Archaeology of Greece, to be hosted on 8 March 2023 by the École française d’Athènes. Further information is available at Following the workshop, a compendium of short biographies (ca. 2000 words each) will be published in the Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique in the form of a collective article written jointly by all participants in the workshop.


Abundance and Scarcity

On 23 January 2023 abstracts (500 words maximum) are due for a graduate student conference entitled Abundance and Scarcity in the Ancient Mediterranean World, to be held on 7-8 April 2023 by the Harvard Department of the Classics in Cambridge, MA. Further information and the link to submit abstracts is available at Suggested themes can include, but are not limited to:
• Diversity – How has the field fared in diversifying its participants at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels? This can include topics of gender, class, race and any other background. Have we succeeded in teaching and researching more diverse subjects that better account for ancient realities? What remains to be done?
• Definitions – How do we define our field of study? What is its geography, chronology, and cultural scope? What subjects should we include, and what theories and methods should be used? How do we fit into current academic and university structures? Why does US academia not have Archaeology departments anymore? What are the consequences of this departmental division and what can we do about it? What do we have in common with other fields, and what is unique about our own?
• Relationships – How do we relate to non-academic structures, especially State-run or commercial (i.e., rescue or preventative) archaeology? What role do foreign schools and institutions serve in forming these relationships? How do we engage responsibly with local communities in the places where we conduct fieldwork?
• Historiography – How have the last two centuries (or more) of archaeological practice shaped the modern field, and should they be maintained or discarded? Have we done enough to examine and change the colonial foundations of the discipline? What can we do better?
• Responsibilities – How do we communicate the significance of our field to the public, both at home and abroad? What role does public archaeology play in our field? How has pedagogy changed, and how might it change further? What role do museums and archaeological parks play in our public relationships? How should items and exhibits be displayed?
• Narratives – How has our field shaped knowledge of the past? Are current practices changing narratives? What existing narratives remain to be challenged?


ICAZ 2023

On 21 February 2023 abstracts are due for the 14th International Council for Archaeozoology Conference (ICAZ 2023): Oceans and Coastline – Past, Present and Future, to be held on 7-12 August 2023 in Cairns, Australia. Further information is available at Conference themes will be:
• Dynamic Landscapes, Dynamic Cultures
• People and Animals in the Social World
• Science and Zooarchaeology
• Coastal and Maritime Connections

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.