Calls for Papers

Symbolism, Pre-Writing, and Writing

On 4 September proposals (300 words maximum) with author biographies (100 words maximum) are due for a volume entitled Symbolism, Pre-Writing and Writing in Neolithic Anatolia, Fertile Crescent and Europe: An Introduction to Pre Historic Symbolism, to be published by Peter Lang in the series “South-East European History” Further information is available at


AEA 2023

On 15 September 2023 (extended deadline) abstracts are due for the 43rd Conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology: Telling Environmental Archaeology Stories (AEA 2023), to be held on 24-26 November 2023 in Tarragona, Spain. Further information is available at Papers in standard format (15 minutes), storytelling format (6 minutes) or poster format (A1 size) are invited on:
• Social relations and the role of different social groups in shaping society and economy
• The role of immigration/movement in changing society, how this took place, and its repercussions
• Past cosmologies and belief systems
• How people or groups of people perceived and acted on issues of health and medicine
• How people or groups of people engaged with their environment: reconstructing rural or urban histories of interactions
• People and societies as the main actors impacting landscapes, geographies, and environments
• Local versus global narratives
• Key events of the past (agricultural and farming developments, emergence of new forms of socio-economic organisation, and what these meant or how they changed life, etc.)
• Communicating environmental archaeology stories:
o Environmental archaeology contributions to policy making and impact
o Successful stories of communicating and disseminating environmental archaeology research to researchers of other fields and the public
o Environmental archaeology and the press
o Environmental archaeology and impact on education
o Inclusive environmental archaeology


BANEA 2024

On 6 October 2023 session abstracts (250 words) are due for the annual conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2024). Archaeological and heritage practice in Southwest Asia: towards equitable futures, to be held on 3-5 January 2024 in Glasgow. Further information is available at The sessions and workshops are:
• Archaeological fairness
• Landscape
• Digital archaeologies
• Field reports
• Foodways
• Social worlds
• Achaemenid Environments: Agenda-setting economic, landscape, environmental and bioarchaeological approaches to Achaemenid Impact
• The Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region
• Big Dig Energy: Gendered practices and internalised patriarchy in archaeological fieldwork in West Asia
• Dialogues Across Landscapes: New Challenges to Practicing Landscape Archaeology in Western Asia
• When is Urban, Really? Looking Back, Moving Forward – Exploring temporalities of Late Chalcolithic Mesopotamia in the present: A workshop celebrating historic innovations in early urban archaeology, and tackling current challenges to the field
• Whose Heritage Is it? A Discussion on Community Engagement and Local Counter-narratives in Archaeology of Southwest Asia


LAC 2024

On 31 October 2023 session abstracts are due for the 8th Landscape Archaeology Conference: Human Challenges in a Context of Changing Landscapes (LAC 2024), to be held on 10-14 June 2024 at Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. From 1 December 2023 through 29 February 2024 submission of abstracts for papers and posters will be open. Further information is available at The themes of the conference are:
• Mobility, settlement and people: an environmental approach
• Places, people and identity: a conceptual challenge for Landscape Studies
• Space vs site: human dynamics in landscape
• Cutting-edge technologies and theories: a new perspective from Landscape Archaeology
• Knowledge transfer and local communities in Landscape Studies
• Landscape heritage values
• Climate change and ancient natural and human-shaped landscapes: interdisciplinary approaches
• Landscape Archaeology: visual and virtual perceptions
• Landscape Archaeology and Landscape Ecology


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