Calendar for EAA members February - April 2018

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Upcoming Events


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Invitation to apply for the post of Editor of the European Journal of Archaeology (EJA)

The European Journal of Archaeology, the official journal of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and published by Cambridge University Press, is seeking to appoint a new Editor. The current Co-Editors, Professor Robin Skeates and Cate Frieman, will step down on the 1st September 2019, the former on completion of three consecutive terms’ of office. The current Editor and co-editor have done a superb work during this long period, as shown by the level of quality and high impact the Journal has achieved. It is the main intention of the EAA to recruit an Editor to maintain and extend the score of the EJA.

The Editor will be responsible for:
  • maintaining the journal’s aims, scope, quality and standards
  • soliciting high quality manuscripts for the journal at the EAA and other international conferences
  • taking papers through the EJA editorial peer review process to a final recommendation
  • editing final papers and book reviews to improve the clarity of arguments and quality of English
  • writing the Editorial and ordering the contents for each issue
  • checking and correcting proofs and returning them to the agreed Publisher’s schedule
  • acting as an ambassador for the EJA at conferences and other events
  • acting as Special Issue Editor on occasion
  • working closely with the Publisher, to ensure the timely publication of at least four issues of the EJA per annum, including keeping the EJA within the contractually agreed page-budget, and to ensure the effective marketing of the journal
  • working collaboratively with and reporting to the EAA’s Executive Board, including ensuring the appointment of a balanced Editorial Board and of other members of the EJA editorial team, and advising the EAA on its publications strategy
  • managing the EJA editorial team (including a deputy or co-editor, the reviews editor, the editorial assistant, the Editorial Board, and Advisory Board)
The Editor is required to be able to work to strict deadlines, have excellent communication skills, have an ability to carry out editorial tasks based upon prior editorial experience and a breadth of interests, and to work remotely as part of a larger editorial team. The Editor will also be expected to work outside his/her own specialist fields of expertise. The European Journal of Archaeology is a broad, well recognised and well cited archaeology journal and the Editor will have an academic profile and level of seniority appropriate to the role.

The term of service is three years initially, renewable if desired, and would commence on the 1st September 2019. To enable recruitment of an appropriate successor, the notice period is 12 months.
The Editor will receive an honorarium of €2000 per annum.

The Editor will be required to be a member of the EAA, and will be required to attend the Editorial Board meeting which takes place at the start of each annual EAA conference. (Both the membership fees and the conference fees are to be paid by the Editor him/herself, while the travel costs and two nights accommodation will be covered by the EAA.)
We are interested in hearing from those with experience in all areas of European archaeological research who have a vision for the development of the journal over the next five years, as well as the organisational skills to manage the day to day editorial work.

If you would like to apply, please email the EAA’s Administrator, Dr. Sylvie Kvetinova (, titling your message " Editor Selection", and including in the text a statement no longer than 1000 words outlining your relevant experience and why you would like to become Editor for the European Journal of Archaeology.
The deadline for the receipt of applications is 10th June 2018. Short-listed candidates will then be interviewed by Skype by a selection committee composed of members of the EAA Executive Board, EJA Editorial Board and EAA Advisory Board.

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Student Award

The European Association of Archaeologists instituted the EAA Student Award in 2002. The prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at the EAA conference by a student or archaeologist, working on a dissertation. Papers are evaluated for their academic merit and innovative ideas by the Award Selection Committee. The Committee consists of representatives of the EAA Executive Board, and is chaired by the General Editor of the European Journal of Archaeology. The Award consists of a diploma and one or more book vouchers. The winner of the award is announced at the Opening Ceremony of the EAA Annual Meeting. The winning paper will be considered for publication in the European Journal of Archaeology (EJA).

All MA and Ph.D. students, as well as archaeologists working on a dissertation, who present a paper at the conference are eligible to apply, and are encouraged to submit their papers to the Award Selection Committee. All co-authors (up to a maximum of 3 co-authors) must prove their student status; papers co-authored by a thesis supervisor are not eligible. Please email a covering letter, CV(s) and draft of the conference paper (2,000 - 8,000 words, ideally following the Notes for Contributors for the EJA) to the EAA Administrator, Sylvie Květinová: (, before 10 August 2018.

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The European Archaeological Heritage Prize 2018: Call for Nominations

The European Association of Archaeologists instituted the European Archaeological Heritage Prize in 1999. An independent Committee awards the Prize annually for an outstanding contribution to the generation of archaeological heritage knowledge and its dissemination, and to the protection, presentation and enhancement of the European archaeological heritage.

As of 2018, nominations for the Prize are received in either of two categories:

  • Individual category for an outstanding scholarly contribution or personal involvement,
  • Institutional category for local, regional, national or international initiatives, long- or short-term, which contribute to the preservation and presentation of European archaeological heritage beyond the normal duties of the institution.
The same nomination form is used for both categories, with a different emphasis in the evaluated criteria.

The major evaluation criteria – recommended to be addressed in the application form – are as follows:
  1. Scholarly (academic contribution)
  2. Societal (contribution to generation of community values based on heritage)
  3. Heritage (achievements within heritage protection / management / conceptual development)
  4. Political (political level impact to further the standing of archaeological heritage)

The Committee will discuss all serious proposals for the Prize. No self-nominations are accepted. Nominations may be made by any of the following:

  • Members of the Association (all membership categories)
  • Professors and heads of departments of archaeology at European universities and institutes
  • Directors of governmental heritage management organisations and agencies in European countries (members of the Council of Europe)
  • Non-governmental archaeological, heritage, and professional organisations in European countries.

The 2018 European Archaeological Heritage Prize will be awarded during the Opening Ceremony of the 24th EAA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, on 5 September 2018. The awarded candidate(s) are expected to attend the Ceremony in person and to give a very brief presentation of their work.

Please fill in the form below, print it as a pdf file and send it with relevant appendices to EAA Secretariat, c/o Institute of Archaeology CAS, Letenská 4, 118 01 Praha 1, Czech Republic, or by email to before 1 July 2018.
Heritage Prize form
(Microsoft Word Document)