The 22nd International Congress on Ancient Bronzes “Bronzes in Context” will take place in Athens on October 14-18, 2024.

Organised by the École française d’Athènes (EFA), the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) and the Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene (SAIA) | V. Meirano, Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Studi Storici

Deadline for submission: March 31 2024

Contact : [email protected]

Download the call for papers (EN)

Established in 1970, the international bronze congresses provide the leading forum for scholars in this field, attracting participants from all over the world. In 2024, papers and posters on all aspects related to ancient bronzes will be welcome, regardless of chronological and geographical implications, from stylistic analysis to manufacturing techniques and diagnostics, from conservation/restoration issues to the enhancement and later histories of bronze artifacts.

In addition, the theme Bronzes in Context will offer a new perspective, inviting scholars from universities, museums, archaeological institutes and other institutions – not necessarily bronze specialists – to explore this specific approach. The 22nd International Bronze Congress will provide the opportunity to present recent or unpublished material from excavations, to shed new light on neglected finds and assemblages, to recontextualize objects in collections and museum storerooms, to trace provenance or biography, including archival and conservation research.

Sponsoring Institutions

École française d’Athènes (EFA)

American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene (SAIA)

Honorary Committee

Polixeni Adam-Veleni, Em. Director General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture

Anastasia Gadolou, Director General of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Anna Vasiliki Karapanagiotou, Director General of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Oliver Pilz, Wissenschaftlicher Direktor, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Athen

Nikoletta Saraga, Director of the Department of Exhibitions, Hellenic Ministry of Culture

Scientific Committee

Hélène Aurigny, Aix-Marseille Université, Centre Camille Jullian

Holger Baitinger, Leibniz-Zentrum für Archäologie (LEIZA), Mainz

Thomas M. Brogan, Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) – Study Center for East Crete (SCEC)

Sophie Descamps, Musée du Louvre

Raimon Graells y Fabregat, University of Alicante, Department of Prehistory, Archaeology, Ancient History, Greek and Latin Philologies

Despina Ignatiadou, National Archaeological Museum, Athens – Sculpture Collection

Christos Kleitsas, Ephorate of Antiquities of Ioannina, Department of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and Museums

Valeria Meirano, Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Studi Storici

Georgianna Moraitou, National Archaeological Museum, Athens – Department of Conservation, Physical-Chemical Research & Archaeometry

Aliki Moustaka, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of History & Archaeology

Estelle Ottenwelter, Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague-Department of Natural Sciences and Archaeometry

Athanasios Papalexandrou, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Art and Art History

Uwe Peltz, Antikensammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Carlo Rescigno, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Dipartimento di Lettere e Beni culturali – Scuola Superiore Meridionale

Klio Zervaki, Ephorate of Lasithi Antiquities, Conservation Department of Antiquities and Works of Art

Oral communications and posters

All submissions will go through a peer review process. Please send your proposals for papers or posters by March 31st, 2024 to the following email address [email protected], providing:

-your name and affiliation

-the title (please indicate whether the proposal is for a poster or an oral presentation)

-an abstract in English (2500 characters maximum including spaces)

You will be notified of acceptance well in advance of the Congress. Although remote participation will be available, you are strongly encouraged to attend in person to facilitate interaction with the community of scholars.


The official languages for oral communications are English, French, German, Greek and Italian. You are kindly asked to write the texts of your Power Point presentation in English (or in English+one of the other official languages of the Congress).
The language of poster presentations is English.


As is usual for international bronze congresses, a publication is planned. Details will be given in further communications.

Registration fees

Registration fees will be collected by bank transfer from March 2024.
Regular fees (100 Euros) and reduced fees for accompanying persons and students (80 Euros) are due by May 17th, 2024. After the deadline, registration will remain open only for attendees without a presentation.
Students are kindly asked to send an email to [email protected] prior to registration, providing a University registration document for 2024.
The registration fee includes access to Congress sessions and keynote lectures, a conference bag, coffee breaks and receptions. Further information, including bank transfer details and other facilities, will be provided in the second announcement.


Valeria Meirano
Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Studi Storici
Member of the Board of the International Bronze Congress
[email protected]