This page contains announcements of workshops, symposiums, conferences and congresses fully or in parts connected to East Asian archaeology or to one of its regional archaeologies or disciplines. Conferences of a more general kind, on the archaeology of other areas or on art history are only included when a SEAA member is actively participating or otherwise interested in having the event posted.
April 20-22, 2015
The Origins and Development of Urbanization in Early China: A Comparative Perspective
Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University
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November 25-27, 2015
National Research Council (CNR), Rome
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These are the edited versions of panels and poster sessions offered at the 2010 SAA conference. They reference Southeast, Northeast, Central and East Asia. (subm. by Gina Barnes)
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SAA 2010 Asia references
For full listings under panels not focussed on these areas, see the SAA Final Program at:
Abstracts are available at:
The SEAA meeting is Saturday, April 17th, at 5.00-6.30, in Parkview/Aubert (R)
May 3-4, 2010
Early Korea and Japan Interactions, c. 500 B.C. to A.D. 935
Early Korea Project, Korea Institute, Harvard University
Northeast Asia History Foundation, Seoul
Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
Harvard Yenching Institute, Harvard University
CGIS South Building, Harvard University,
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
Three distinguished scholars each from Korea and Japan will give papers on issues related to the latest archaeological research on prehistoric, proto-historic, and early historic relations between groups and polities of the ancient Korean peninsula and Japanese archipelago.Presentations will be held in the Porte Seminar Room (S250) on the second floor of the CGIS South Building on the first day and in S153 of the same building on the second day.
Day One Presentations and Speakers (Monday 3rd May):
Bronze Age Korea and the Japanese Archipelago
LEE Chungkyu, Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yeungnam University, Korea
Yayoi Period Japan and the Korean Peninsula
IWANAGA Shozo, Professor, Kyushu National University Museum, Kyushu National University, Japan
Paekche/Baekje and the Japanese Archipelago
WOO Jae Pyoung, Professor, Department of Archaeology, Chungnam National University, Korea
Day Two Presentations and Speakers (Tuesday 4th May):
Kofun Period of Western Japan and the Korean Peninsula
KAMEDA Shuichi - Professor, Department of History, Okayama University of Science, Japan
Kaya/Gaya and the Japanese Archipelago
PARK Cheunsoo - Professor, Department of Archaeology, Kyungpook National University
Eastern Japanese Kofun Period and the Korean Peninsula
HABUTA Yoshiyuki, Professor, Department of History, Senshu University, Japan
Rowan Flad (Harvard U.), Gina Barnes (SOAS), Walter Edwards (Tenri U.), William Wayne Farris (U. of Hawai'i Manoa), Jonathan Best (Wesleyan U.), C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky (Harvard U.)
Organized by Mark Byington (Harvard U.) and Ken'chi Sasaki (Meiji U.)
Mark Byington (byington'at'fas.harvard.edu)
* Please note that presentations will be given in Korean and Japanese and will be supplemented in some cases with Powerpoint presentations that have English subtitles on the slides. Translated papers will be available on the day of the workshop sessions so that those who use English can follow the presentations.
The interdisciplinary China Studies colloquium at UCLA is pleased to announce its third-annual China Undisciplined conference. The colloquium invites graduate students to submit paper proposals discussing current research in the field. Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers dealing with topics involving the crossing of disciplinary, temporal, national, cultural, social, and linguistic barriers in the imagination of China. We welcome creative, new approaches to the field of China studies. Papers that initiate interdisciplinary dialogues will be given particular consideration.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, and should be submitted electronically or by mail, along with the personal information listed below and a current CV. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2010.
Please email your abstract as an attachment to: Anke Hein email@example.com
In your email, please also include your name, institutional affiliation, department, title of paper, and contact information.
August 3, 2010
The 2nd Early Korea Project (EKP) Intensive Workshop in Korean Archaeology:
Settlements, Households, and Society c. 1500 BC to AD 935
Tuesday August 3, 2010 from 9 am to 5 pm Room S250, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Event hosted by the EKP at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.
Generous funding provided by the Northeast Asian History Foundation, Seoul.
9 am: Introductory remarks by Mark Byington, Project Director, EKP
9.15: Settlements, Households, and Society of the Bronze/Mumun Period, c. 1500 to 300 BC - KIM, Bumcheol (Chungbuk National University, Korea)
12.30 pm: Settlements, Households, and Society from the Late Mumun to the Late Protohistoric, c. 300 BC to AD 300 - BAE, Duck-hwan (Foundation of East Asian Cultural Properties Institute, Korea)
Discussant: Martin T. Bale (Harvard University)
2.45: Settlements, Households, and Society of the Three Kingdoms and Unified Silla, c. AD 300 to AD 935 - KANG, Bong-won (Gyeongju University, Korea)
Discussant: Gina L. Barnes (SOAS, University of London)
International Conference on Earthen Architecture in Asia
Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 30th March 2011.
Asian countries possess a rich archaeological, historical, and vernacular earthen architectural heritage. Research studies have been carried out through the last decades, gradually promoting this cultural richness even though many Asian countries haven’t yet finished drawing up their immovable heritage inventory. Moreover, many more countries of the region are considering the major challenge of preserving their earth architectural heritage. Thus, more projects of conservation and valorization of sites, many of them having been listed on a national scale and by the UNESCO’s prestigious List of World Heritage, are being set up. Another important challenge is the necessity of promoting sustainable architecture and living environment at the core of which the use of natural building materials plays a decisive part. Among these, earthen materials are both abundant and accessible, and together with the rich knowledge and knowhow related to them, offer a great potential. Many fundamental investigations on the material, experimentations on building techniques, but also R&D projects aiming at promoting innovations, have been carried out during the last decades in Asian countries. All these scientific, cultural, social and economic assets, all these progresses, decisive for the future of the Asian Region should be reviewed and much more widely disseminated within the international community. This conference offers such an opportunity.
(from the website http://www.terrasia2011.org)
November 08-12, 2011
Emergence of Bronze Age Societies: A Global Perspective
Baoji, Shaanxi province, China
Emergence of Bronze Age Societies: A Global Perspective
Five-day conference in November 2011, Baoji, Shaanxi province, China
Call for papers
The International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA), Institute of Archaeology, University College London, Peking University and Baoji Municipal People's Government, Shaanxi province, China, invite scholars to participate in the conference Emergence of Bronze Age Societies: A Global Perspective.
The conference aims at enhancing our understanding of the background and development of Bronze Age societies on a global scale. It will trace the beginnings of the use of copper and bronze throughout Eurasia and beyond, and investigate the societies that developed metallurgy. Questions to be raised are: What constitutes a Bronze Age? Which characteristics share early bronze using cultures? Is the use of bronze sufficient to define a Bronze Age society? What kinds of artefacts were predominantly produced? Which technological solutions were found in different bronze-using cultures to source raw materials and to produce alloys and artefacts? What was the role of cross-cultural exchange in the development of Bronze Age societies?
The conference especially seeks to provide a platform for integrating the achievements of Chinese archaeological research on the Bronze Age into a world wide context. For this reason the conference will be held in Baoji, Shaanxi province, China, where a major bronze producing centre was located 3000 years ago, and where one of the largest collections of bronze artefacts in all of Asia is stored.
The conference will be held from 08 to 12 November 2011. The costs of local accommodation and conference fees will be met by the organisers. Foreign participants are responsible for their travel and visa costs.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 December 2010. Successful candidates are expected to give a talk of 15 minutes and to present a poster of their research during a poster session. Individual posters are welcome as well.
Date: 08 to 12 November 2011
Venue: Baoji Museum of Bronzes, Shaanxi province, China
Conference languages: English/Chinese with translation
The conference proceedings will be published as a peer-reviewed volume.
Download full info as pdf (English and Chinese):
Emergence of Bronze Age Societies:
Lukas Nickel Tianjin Xu
Institute of Archaeology The School of Archaeology and Museology
University College London Peking University
31-34 Gordon Square 5 Yiehyuan Road, Haidian
London WC1H 0PY, UK Beijing, 100871, China
Intended Topics for conference Emergence of Bronze Age Societies: A Global Perspective
Bronze metallurgy and complex societies
Demography, socio economic aspects
Scale of production, specialisation of crafts, workshop organisation
Types of commodities produced
What makes a Bronze Age?
Contacts and trade
Cross-Eurasian/long distance contacts and their role in forming Bronze Age societies
Raw materials and bronze production
Invention, transfer and adaptation of technology and typology
Centre and periphery in metal production and metal use
Origin and development of bronze mining, smelting and alloying
Bronze casting technologies
Other metal working technologies
Bronze and ideology
Bronze and religion, mythology, and social hierarchy
Value, standardisation, and status
For researchers from outside China: Abstracts in English should be sent to
Institute of Archaeology, UCL
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY, UK
For researchers from China: Abstracts in Chinese should be sent to
The School of Archaeology and Museology
5 Yiehyuan Road, Haidian
Beijing, 100871, China
International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA)
Institute of Archaeology, University College London
School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University
Baoji Municipal People's Government
August 18, 2012.
The 5th AIC International Symposium
The Current Situation and Issues of Salt Archaeology in East Asia
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September 5-9, 2012.
Ancient cultures of Mongolia and Baikalian Siberia
National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
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September 18 - 21, 2012
14th International Conference
Registration, session and paper calls are now open for EurASEAA 14 in Dublin 2012 at the EurASEAA 14 website: http://www.ucd.ie/archaeology/euraseaa14/
See also: Member News
December 10-16, 2012
Workshop 'Analyzing Collapse: Destruction, Collapse and Memory'
Hebrew University / Jerusalem Institute of Advanced Studies and the Scholion Research Center, Jerusalem
The Hebrew University, in conjunction with the Jerusalem Institute of Advanced
Studies and the Scholion Research Center, is delighted to announce the
inauguration of its Winter Academy. The workshop – which will take place
December 10th to December 16th, 2012 in Jerusalem – will be an exciting
interdisciplinary exploration titled ‘Analyzing Collapse: Destruction, Collapse
and Memory.’ The Academy will feature sessions and talks by leading scholars in
fields such as archaeology, geography, climatology, anthropology, history and
classical studies along with field-trips to some of the most important
‘collapse’ sites in Israel, such as Jerusalem, Hazor, Bet Shean, and the ancient
cities of the Negev. Among the confirmed participants are Gideon Avni (Hebrew
University), Ofer Bar-Yosef (Harvard), Michal Biran (Hebrew University), Ronnie
Ellenblum (Hebrew University), Yehuda Enzel (Hebrew University), Margalit
Finkelberg (Tel Aviv University), Israel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv University), Hugh
Kennedy (SOAS), Yochanan Kushnir (Columbia), Ari D. Levine (University of
Georgia), Amihai Mazar (Hebrew University), Michael McCormick (Harvard), Peter
Machinist (Harvard), Jodi Magness (UNC), Joseph Maran (Heidelberg), Sarah Morris
(UCLA), Bryan Ward-Perkins (Oxford), Yuri Pines (Hebrew University), James C.
Scott (Yale), Gideon Shelach-Lavi (Hebrew University), Miriam Stark (Honolulu),
Nili Wazana (Hebrew University), Norman Yoffee (NYU), Sharon Zuckerman (Hebrew
University), and others.
An integral part of the conference will be poster sessions. We HIGHLY encourage students from around the world, both graduate and post-graduate, to submit posters on relevant topics, and participate in the conference. As this is an interdisciplinary conference, we look forward to receiving submissions from a wide range of fields that relate – in one way or another – to collapse.
As a way of encouraging students to submit posters, we will award multiple stipends – covering both participation fees in the conference and lodging for the entire week – to the students who submit the most compelling posters. Posters are due – via our website – by September 1, 2012.
We would be very grateful if you could help us spread the word to students who might be interested in joining us for what will certainly be an unforgettable week.
Please check out our website www.collapse.huji.ac.il for details about the itinerary, the participants, the poster competition, and in order to sign up for the conference.
We look forward to seeing many of you here with us in December!
June 14-15, 2013
Thoughts and things in China: international conference in honour of Jessica Rawson
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, The British Museum
Ł35, Ł25 (members/concessions), includes coffee/tea breaks, lunches and a reception
Early booking advised
Registration at 9.30 on June 14
Programme available soon
Link: Thoughts and things in China
January 12-18, 2014
20th IPPA Congress
Seam Reap, Cambodia
Dear friends and colleagues
The 20th IPPA Congress will be held in Seam Reap, Cambodia, from Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 January 2014. This gives people weekend days to travel to and from Cambodia. At this early stage it is envisaged that there will be a gentle 'starting program' on the first Sunday (morning registration, afternoon opening plenary address and evening welcome event) followed by four full days of sessions with the middle Wednesday 15 January clear for local tours/time out. Departures are presently scheduled from Saturday 18 January.
If you would like to suggest a theme (which may contain one or more sessions) or a session that we might fit in a larger theme, please tell me as soon as possible. I will not set a closing date yet, but we need to get some suggestions immediately to assist with key funding/sponsorship applications. The first and most important application is due by 24 November this year (ie in three weeks time).
If you propose a theme or session, it would be a great help if you could also nominate likely or potential key participants. If you think those participants may need partial or full assistance to attend, please let me know that as well. A committee will call for and assess applications for assistance in due course.
I stress that this is a first call, and that the final closing date for themes, sessions and papers will be set next year. We do however need your co-operation now to provide preliminary details for much-needed sponsorship applications. Please also pass this call around amongst any colleagues or students likely to be interested.
This is the Hanoi program for reference http://ippa.weblogs.anu.edu.au/communications-and-membership/siem-reap-conference-january-2014/
Sixth Worldwide Conference of the SEAA
The Board of the EAAA is pleased to announce the call for paper for the 1st EAAA
conference to be held at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, between
25th and 27th September 2014.
The conference will be jointly organized by the EAAA and the Department of Asian Studies (KAS) at Palacký University. The conference is generously supported by Palacký University, as the 8th conference of cultural anthropology of South and Eastern Asia.
Palacký University in Olomouc is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Drawing on more than 400-year tradition of higher education it is nowadays a renowned centre for teaching and research. Olomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities of the Czech Republic. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic state. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and its long history makes it one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic.
The purposes of the conference are to:
1. 1. Open a dialog between scholars of Asian art and archaeology and to offer a platform for the presentation and discussion of recent researches;
2. 2. Highlight the significance of Asian art and archaeology researches;
3. 3. Revise historical approaches that have been prevalent in the study and research of Asian art and archaeology;
4. 4. Elaborate existing art theories and methodology;
5. 5. Form new research approaches and methods in Asian art and archaeology.
The EAAA board invites papers on art and archaeology of China, Japan, Korea, South and Central Asia, as well as papers on art theory and methodology. Scholars of Asian art and archaeology from Europe and beyond are invited to submit proposals for panels, round table discussions, and individual papers. Proposals (including the author's name, academic qualification, institutional affiliation, position, contact information – address, telephone number, e-mail, and a short abstract of no more than 250 words) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 15, 2013. Scholars who have submitted their proposals by this deadline will be notified of their inclusion in to the conference before February 28, 2014.
Official language of the conference is English. Accepted abstract will be published on the conference web page and in the Conference Abstracts.
All presenters should register and pay registration fee to participate in the conference. The registration fee which includes materials for the conference and coffee break refreshments is 40 Euros. All participants of the conference should be EAAA members. Membership fee is €20 (reduced €10). Further information related to payment of the registration and membership fees will be provided on the conference website. Letters of invitation will be sent to those who need them for obtaining visas.
Accommodation is available in hotels -- from €50 per night, or hostels near the city centre (a list will be provided). Cheaper accommodation
(€25 per night) will be provided for 20-30 disadvantaged participants, who should send detailed requests to email@example.com.
The conference website: www.kas.upol.cz/veda_a_vyzkum/konference.html
Any further questions are welcome. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucie Olivová (KAS, Palacký University & EAAA)
Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik (EAAA)
Jarmila Fiurášková (KAS, Palacký University)
Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2014
Conference venue: September 25-27, 2014
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October 15-19, 2014
he 5th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA 5)
for previous lectures see: