CFP: Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology

April 16th to 18th, 2016
National University of Ireland, Galway

The Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology will be held at the National University of Ireland, Galway in April 2016, as a successor to the previous meetings held in Lancaster (1977), Sheffield (1980), Cambridge (1984), London (1990), Oxford (1992), and Groningen (2003). The conference will focus on the archaeology of Italy and its islands from prehistory through to the modern period. We hope to provide a forum for debate, as well as the presentation of fresh theoretical and methodological approaches to Italian archaeology. The primary theme of the conference will be the archaeology of death, but we have also panels that consider recent developments in Italian archaeology. In addition a poster session will provide the opportunity for excavators to present site reports and other topics of interest.

The Archaeology of Death
Contributors are invited to present papers of 20 minutes in duration on the archaeology of death that introduces new data and/or novel theoretical approaches. Suggested themes through which contributors might explore the question of funerary archaeology include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Landscapes of death
  • The Experience of Death
  • Personhood
  • Marginalised burials
  • Osteoarchaeological approaches
  • Ritual

Titles of contributions and declaration of interest are open now; to make a submission please navigate to the conference website:

  • Paper and poster abstracts due: 31st January 2016

For further information please contact either Eóin O’Donoghue or Edward Herring.