SEAA Society for East Asian Archaeology

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.



Call for papers




posted Sep 28, 2016
subm. by A. Perrin


The Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road

Conference Date: October 12, 2017
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

We invite papers that explore the portable arts and built environment of the Silk Road from its beginnings through the period of its fragmentation under the Mongol Empire. Papers may investigate case studies in specific visual and material culture topics, archeological sites, or take a broader, comparative approach. We are particularly interested in having a geographic range of topics represented in the material shared at the conference in order to explore possible themes such as diplomacy in art, hybridity, exoticism, regionalism, and globalization looking at both the land and maritime Silk Road routes.

Call for Papers: Deadline January 15, 2017

The language of the conference presentations will be English, and the presentations will be 20-minute papers grouped around themes for discussion panels following each set of talks. Please submit an approximately 300-word abstract and curriculum vitae to Professors Junghee Lee ( and Anne McClanan ( We also welcome proposals for panels, and for the proposed sessions please include an abstract and c.v. for each participant.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017

Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2017

Early Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017

Registration Deadline: September 29, 2017

Conference Date: October 12, 2017


Second Conference of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

August 24 - 27, 2017

Deadline: Nov 15, 2016

The Board of the EAAA is pleased to announce the call for paper for the 2nd EAAA conference to be held at University of Zurich, Switzerland, between 24th and 27th August 2017.

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2017

The conference is jointly organized by the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA) and the Section of East Asian Art History (KGOA) at the University of Zurich.

The University of Zurich is the only institution of higher learning in Switzerland where the subject of East Asian art history can be studied as a full program. Museum research constitutes an important part of the department´s activities and its broader aim is to promote the discipline of East Asian art history, both within Switzerland and within Europe. The KGOA is proud to host the conference as a founding member of the EAAA.

The purposes of the conference are to:

Conference participation

Scholars of Asian art and archaeology from Europe and beyond are invited to submit their proposals for contributions on art and archaeology of China, Japan, Korea, South and Central Asia, as well as on art theory, methodology and museum research of these areas. Presenters are either established scholars (working at museums, universities, institutes or active as independent scholars) or junior scholars (holding MA or PhD degrees).

For details on submissions, please consult the EAAA homepage:

Further information

For more information on the EAAA and its conference, visit the EAAA


At a later date, suggestions for accommodations in Zurich and other information will be posted on the website.

For questions related to the conference, please contact:

For questions related to the EAAA, please contact:

Organizational committee

Hans Bjarne Thomsen (KGOA, University of Zurich & EAAA)
Natasa Vampelj Suhadolnik (EAAA)
Anna Hagdorn (KGOA, University of Zurich)






Conferences in chronological order




January 11-13, 2017
International Workshop Culture and Cultural Diversity in Early Medieval China (4th - 7th Century) 4 至 7 世纪 中国北部的多元文化
Institut für Sinologie Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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March 2-4, 2017
Monuments and Pastoral Regimes
Archaeology of Inner Asia from the Eneolithic to the Early Iron Age

Bonn LVR-LandesMuseum
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March 29 - April 02, 2017
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
Vancouver, BC CanadaAugust 24 - 27, 2017

August 24 - 27, 2017
Second Conference of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology
University of Zurich, Switzerland

October 12, 2017
The Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road 
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

November 29- December 03, 2017
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel & Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

April 11-15, 2018
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
Washington, DC




Past Conferences 2010-2016





March 25-28, 2010
Association for Asian Studies (AAS)  
Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia

April 14-18, 2010
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
75th Annual Meeting, St.Louis, Missouri

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May 3-4, 2010
Early Korea and Japan Interactions, c. 500 B.C. to A.D. 935 
 Harvard University

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May 14-15, 2010
Third annual China Undisciplined Conference  
University of California, Los Angeles An interdisciplinary conference on Chinese studies

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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

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November 17-21, 2010
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Annual Meeting, Marriott New Orleans & Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Dezember 17-19, 2010
Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG)   
The 32nd Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, University of Bristol, UK




March 30- April 3, 2011
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
76th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California

March 31- April 3, 2011
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2011

October, 11-14.2011
International Conference on Earthen Architecture in Asia
Mokpo, Korea

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November 08-12, 2011
Emergence of Bronze Age Societies: A Global Perspective
Baoji, Shaanxi province, China

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November 16-20, 2011
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, PQ, Canada




March 15-18, 2012
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

April 18 - 22, 2012
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
77th Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee

August 18, 2012.
The 5th AIC International Symposium
The Current Situation and Issues of Salt Archaeology in East Asia

Ehime University
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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
Dublin, Ireland
Registration, session and paper calls are now open for EurASEAA 14 in Dublin 2012 at the EurASEAA 14 website:
See also: Member News

November 14-18, 2012
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
San Francisco Hilton and Towers, San Francisco, CA

December 10-16, 2012
Workshop 'Analyzing Collapse: Destruction, Collapse and Memory'  
Hebrew University / Jerusalem Institute of Advanced Studies and the Scholion Research Center, Jerusalem

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January 14-18, 2013
The Seventh World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7)   
King Hussein Convention Center, The Dead Sea - Jordan

April 3-7, 2013
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
78th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii

March 21-25, 2013
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Annual Meeting, San Diego, Ca.

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

November 20-24, 2013
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL




January 12-18, 2014
20th IPPA Congress
Seam Reap, Cambodia

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April 23-27, 2014
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
79th Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas

March 27-30, 2014
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

June 2014
Sixth Worldwide Conference of the SEAA
Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

September 25-27, 2014
European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA)   
Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

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October 15-19, 2014
he 5th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA 5)
Cartagena, Spain

December 3-7, 2014
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Marriott Wardman Park & Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC

April 15-19, 2015
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

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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September 9-11, 2015
Panel on East Asian archaeology (China, Korea, Japan)   Download pdf
5th Congress of Asian & the Pacific Studies 2015

9-11 September 2015, INALCO, Paris (France)


October 21-22(26), 2015
New Perspectives on the Silk Road: 2015 International Conference on the Kizil Cave Paintings   Download pdf
Organized by China Academy of Art and the Xinjiang Kucha Academy

China Academy of Art campus in Hangzhou

November 18-22, 2015
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO

November 25-27, 2015
”Current Ethnoarchaeology”
National Research Council (CNR), Rome
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April 6 - 10, 2016
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
Orlando, Florida

August 28-September 2, 2016
The 8th World Archaeological Congress  
Kyoto, Japan

October 26-28, 2016
The 40th Anniversary of the Shinan Shipwreck Excavation
- Asia-Pacific Maritime Network and Underwater Cultural Heritage –
National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage, Mokpo, Korea

November 11, 2016
Dunhuang and Heritage Management
Conference Centre, The British Library
96 Euston Road, London


for previous lectures see:

Lectures & Conferences 2006

Lectures & Conferences 2007

Lectures & Conferences 2008

Lectures & Conferences 2009


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