The international conference welcomes all Post-graduated researchers in the subject-area of Archaeology, History, Art History, Culture & Religion Studies who are interested in issues related to ancient Egypt (especially Delta region), Cyprus, Levant, Mesopotamia and Persia.

The main theme of the conference “The Land of Fertility. South-east Mediterranean since the Bronze Age to the Muslim Conquest” has been set to focus on the area of the so called ‘Fertile Crescent’. In this region the modern world started its development in the very beginning of human civilisation. Peoples living in that area were among the first in the world domesticate plants and animals and many of the ideas and objects tha are in common use today have thier origin in that region. What did the situation in the region look like when the Stone Age had ended? Is it possible to still regard the ‘Fertile Crescent’ as a single (and very unique) region or did it break into smaller ‘pieces’? Potential themes include (but are not limited to) the problems of daily life, relations between peoples, politics, economy, demography, religion and culture.

The presentations will be grouped into several sections according to their focus and should not exceed 20 minutes. The number of active participants is also limited. The conference committee reserves the right to select the contributions to be published in the Conference Proceedings.


Registrations for the conference: by 31st March 2014

Notification of acceptance: by 30th April 2014

Submission of the presentation file (supported by MS Office 2010) for the conference proceedings (required for the participation in the conference): 1st June 2014

Conference 6th – 8th June 2014

Registration: Active applicants will submit the completed registration form:

Language of the conference: English

Conference fee: 10 €

Venue: Kraków, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, 11 Gołęba str., 31-007 Kraków, Poland

Organisers: Łukasz Miszk and Maciej Wacławik, both PhD students, Department of Classical Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University

Note: The organizers are not able to pay travel or accommodation expenses of the active participants. Nevertheless, we will be happy to provide assistance with accommodation, especially for the foreign participants.

Contact: [email protected]