The two neighbouring cities of Cologne and Bonn (Germany) are pleased to invite you to the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, which will be held from 22 – 26 May 2018.
The congress, organized every five years by the Associazone Internazionale di Archeologia Classica (AIAC), provides the most important platform of exchange for all disciplines that deal with Greco-Roman civilization and their neighbouring cultures from the Aegean Bronze Age to the end of Late Antiquity.
The 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology 2018 will focus on the primary theme “Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World”. In fact, economic aspects permeate all areas of public and private life in ancient societies, whether in urban development, in religion or art, in housing or in death.
Research on ancient economy has long played a significant role in ancient history. Increasingly in the last decades, awareness has grown in archaeology that especially the material culture of ancient societies offers excellent approaches for the study of structure, performance and dynamics of ancient economic systems and economic processes.
The objective of this congress will be to understand economy as a central element of classical societies and analyse its mutual interaction with current geographical, political, social, religious and cultural backgrounds. The theme of the congress is therefore addressed to all disciplines of classical archaeology and related sciences.
Call for Papers
The call closes on the 31 August 2017.
You can apply to participate in one of the proposed panels or in one of the 12 sessions. For either, an abstract must be submitted for review (max. 1500 characters, including spaces). Each paper will be alloted 20 minutes.
Application for a panel:
During the call for panels more than 100 panels were proposed. Some of those accepted have been designated as closed panels. In these cases, the papers of the session have been pre-approved by the panel organizers. If you are a speaker in a closed panel, you can upload your abstract via the conference management system Converia.
If you are not already scheduled as a speaker, you can apply for one of the panels, labeled open panel. Please have a look at the list of panels first and note down the abbreviation of the selected panel. You can only apply for one of the panels. If necessary the organisation team of the congress will make a different assignment.
Application for a session:
If your proposed paper does not match one of the panels, you can apply to participate in one of the twelve open sessions. In these cases, the organization team will assign new panels and will accept paper proposals into them that are thematically related to at least three other proposed papers.
Rejected papers will be automatically considered for the poster session. Participation in the poster session is not obligatory.
The conference management system Converia will guide you through the submission process.
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