CFP: 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology

19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology:
Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World

Cologne/Bonn (Germany), 22 – 26 May 2018

The International Association for Classical Archaeology (AIAC) would like to invite you to the XIXth International Congress of Classical Archaeology with the theme: ‘Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World‘.
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.
The main theme will be discussed in 11 different sessions.  Session 12 is a general session open to various topics.

  1. The human factor
  2. The impact of natural environmental factors
  3. Systems of production
  4. Systems of extraction
  5. Distribution
  6. Consumption
  7. Economy of cult
  8. The role of the city in the ancient economy
  9. The military economy at war and peace
  10. Economy of knowledge
  11. Methodology
  12. Other topics outside the main theme

Papers (20 min.) will take place within thematically structured panels. Proposals can be submitted either for one of the already accepted panels or for one of the 12 session topics.

A poster session is scheduled for 24 May 2018. Proposals for the main theme of the congress are desirable.

Two-hour workshops can be organized, which should be oriented towards methods or practical applications.

The call for papers, posters and workshops is open until 31 August 2017. For all three categories the submission of an abstract (1500 characters incl. spaces) is required. For further information, please see our homepage:

Early Bird: 15 May – 15 August 2017
Regular: 16 August – 31 January 2018
Late: 1 February – 21 May 2018
On-site: 22/23 May 2018
Discounts: AIAC-Members; Students/Unemployed/Retired; Student groups
A certain number of travel grants can be provided.