Have you considered becoming a Corporate Member of EAA?

EAA membership is open to all professional archaeologists, students of archaeology, retired archaeologists, and interested members of the public – but did you know that organisations can be a Corporate Member too? As such, you help to support the EAA and its work with your annual fees, but you also get significant benefits each year, including up to 11 free individual memberships for your staff/ members. As EAA membership is needed in order to attend the Annual Meetings (more details about our 2022 meeting can be found on our webpages), this may be an excellent and cost-effective way of helping to ensure your employees meet any Continuous Professional Development targets.

Other benefits include three print copies of each European Journal of Archaeology (EJA) quarterly issue, and on-line access to the EJA archive; four e-issues of The European Archaeologist (TEA) newsletter per year, and on-line access to the TEA archive. You will also get your logo on an EAA webpage, linked to your own website.

Each year, you will be invited to a meeting of Corporate Members and EAA Board Members where we can discuss issues of common interest. This takes place during the EAA Annual Meeting. You can also organise sessions at the EAA Annual Meeting under the label of Corporate Member in order to promote their visibility. It is also possible to participate at Annual Meetings with a stand in the European Archaeology Fair.

Corporate Membership is open to organisations and institutions that undertake to make annual financial contributions to the work of the Association. The contribution currently is 1600 EUR for organisations and institutions in A membership category, and 700 EUR for organisations and institutions in B membership category. Categories A and B are based on the place where your organisation is situated, and further information including how to join can be found on our membership webpages.

Do join us!

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European Archaeology Days

Dear colleagues,

The European Archaeology Days will take place on 17, 18 and 19 June 2022. These three days will be used to raise awareness and familiarize European audiences with all aspects of archaeology. A range of original and festive events will be organized, to allow families, schools, students, history enthusiasts or the merely curious to discover their archaeological heritage. Visits to places that are not normally open to the public (excavation sites, research centers, archaeological collections, etc.), meetings with archaeological professionals (archaeologists, researchers, etc.), who will be describing their profession to the public, along with a range of entertaining and educational activities (an introduction to excavation, demonstrations, workshops, etc.), are just some of the wide variety of programs available at the European Archaeology Days.

The website journees-archeologie.fr will be opened on 14 February to allow the organisers to publish their programme. Organisers will be able to register in the organiser's area, and will have at their disposal communication tools to communicate and promote their activities. Each organiser will have to register on his or her country's page.

For more information, contact pascal.ratier@inrap.fr

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1st ICAZ Medieval Period Working Group Meeting
(Bergen, Norway / 28th-30th September 2022)

Dear colleagues,

The Call for Abstracts for the 1st ICAZ Medieval Period Working Group Meeting (Bergen, 27th-30th September 2022) is now open; the deadline is set for the 8th of April 2022. You can submit your contribution (as an oral presentation and/or a poster) by filling in the form here.

Contributions focusing on the study of animal-human relationships in the medieval period are welcomed. We define the medieval period broadly, ca. 500-1500 CE. We see the medieval period beginning with the end of the Western Roman Empire in the late 5th century CE and ending at about 1500 with the European voyages of discovery that mark the beginnings of the post-medieval period. Internationality will be a prerogative of the meeting; this means that contributions from all over the world are more than welcome!

The ICAZ Medieval period Working Group (MWG) was founded in 2021 as an important platform where archaeozoologists dealing with the Middle Ages can present, share, compare and discuss their data. The Group is open also to researchers investigating geographic areas outside Medieval Europe but adjacent and/or related to it. Similarly, archaeozoologists working on the Late Roman period/Late Antiquity and the early post-medieval period on topics relevant to the study of the Middle Ages are encouraged to join; in this sense, the Medieval period Working Group complements well the work carried out by the Roman Period Working Group and the Zooarchaeology of the Modern Era Working Group.

The current coordinator of the ICAZ MWG is Dr Veronica Aniceti (University of Bergen, Norway), and the ICAZ liaisons are Dr Idoia Grau-Sologestoa (University of Basel, Switzerland), Prof. Pam Crabtree (New York University, USA), and Dr Mauro Rizzetto (American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece; more information about the group and the incoming meeting can be found here.

We are looking forward to welcoming all of you in Bergen!

The ICAZ MWG Bergen Organising Committee

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Position of Assistant, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology series (THEMES)

Themes in Contemporary Archaeology series (THEMES), published by the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), is seeking to appoint an Assistant from March 2022.

THEMES Profile

The Themes in Contemporary Archaeology Series provides cutting edge perspectives on key areas of debate in current archaeological enquiry, with a particular emphasis on European archaeology. The Series has a broad coverage, encompassing all archaeological periods and all approaches.

The volumes are based on research presented at Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists. They include proceedings of individual sessions, which can be enlarged if necessary to provide coherence for publication. Each volume undergoes a strict peer-review process, ensuring volumes of high quality that capture current debates in the field. The Series Editors are Peter Attema, Agathe Reingruber and Robin Skeates.

THEMES Assistant Profile

Overall purpose of role

Support the Series Editors: the main responsibility is to guide and track volumes in the Series through the publication process. This entails ongoing contacts with book editors and authors in the Series regarding practical matters such as handling publication agreements, author contracts, implementing EAA’s style guide and supporting the Series Editors with peer reviewing the volumes. The work also includes contacts with the Series publisher as well as writing yearly reports for EAA.

Main duties and responsibilities

  1. Support the Series Editors for Themes in contemporary archaeology.
  2. Guide volume Editors and authors during the publication process.
  3. Assist the Series Editors with arranging the peer reviewing volumes in the Series.
  4. Communicate with the Series publisher.
  5. Submit an annual report to the EAA Secretariat, and provide information on request.

Estimate of commitment

25 hours per published volume in the Series. This includes meetings with the Series Editors and writing short yearly reports to EAA. Contacts with volume editors take place throughout the year, handling of peer reviews are made when individual book manuscripts are available, whereas other work tends to concentrate around EAA’s Annual Meetings (August – September).

Required skills

  • Experience in editing and publishing process, including awareness of copyright and its application
  • Sound written English
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and meet commitments.


The Themes Assistant receives a remuneration of 500 EUR per volume. It is preferred if the Assistant is able to invoice the EAA for his/her work.

Application Procedure

If you wish to apply, please email the EAA Secretariat (administrator@e-a-a.org) your CV and a statement no longer than 1000 words outlining your relevant experience and why you would like to become Assistant of the Series. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 10 February 2022. Selected candidates will be interviewed online between 15 - 22 February 2022. Decision about the appointment will be communicated to applicants before 1 March 2022. The appointed Assistant is expected to start working as soon as possible thereafter. The new Assistant will receive support and training from the Series Editors, the previous Assistant and the EAA Secretariat.

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EAA Student Award 2022

Based on feedback from EAA Student Members, the EAA Executive Board amended the conditions for the Student Award applications, to apply from the 2022 edition. Please email a covering letter, CV(s) and draft of the presentation (2,000 - 8,000 words, ideally following the Notes for Contributors for the EJA) to the EAA Senior Manager (administrator@e-a-a.org), before 1 August 2022.

The European Association of Archaeologists instituted the EAA Student Award in 2002. The prize is awarded annually for the best presentation at the EAA Annual Meeting by a student or archaeologist, working on a dissertation. Presentations 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 book vouchers. The winner of the award is announced at the Opening Ceremony of the EAA Annual Meeting. The winning presentation will be considered for publication in the European Journal of Archaeology (EJA).

Students (including mature students), who present a paper or poster at the Annual Meeting, are encouraged to submit their presentations to the Student Award Selection Committee. BA and MA students are eligible for up to nine months after they complete their degree; PhD students are eligible at any time before their viva/defence. All co-authors (up to a maximum of three co-authors) must prove their student status; presentations co-authored by a thesis supervisor must be accompanied by a statement from the supervisor as to the level of their input into the student’s research and into the paper submitted. The papers submitted must not have been published previously in a journal or presented at a previous Annual Meeting. The submitted text should be in article format suitable for the EJA: between 2000 – 8000 words including references, following the Notes for Contributors for the EJA. If the scientific merit of the submitted papers is considered too low, the prize will not be awarded.

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Call for experts: European Heritage Alliance

In the context of the EU-funded Cultural Heritage in Action project –of which three Alliance members are proud partners—Eurocities (as project leader) is looking for high-level experts with different backgrounds (academia, consultancy, international organisations or local administrations) to complete a consortium team bringing together a unique experience of working with cities, regions and stakeholders on cultural heritage. Please find all relevant information below.

Objectives and scope of the Call for experts

We are looking for external experts to work with us on specific peer-learning activities to be hosted as part of Cultural Heritage in Action. Cultural Heritage in Action offers a unique opportunity to help cities, regions and stakeholders build in-house expertise and make the most of cultural heritage opportunities, exchange good and bad practices, and strengthen networking between them.

The objective of this call is to create a pool of experts able to provide specific support for cities, regions and stakeholders to build this expertise. In our view, this should be done by making the most of the expertise coming directly from cities, regions and stakeholders but also by using external expertise.

External experts will be selected based on their knowledge of the topics covered in the scheme and on their experience in working with local and regional governments. In particular, selected external experts should have extensive experience and expertise in cultural heritage policies and urban/regional development as well as coaching, facilitation, moderation and audience engagement methods.

Application deadline: 11 February 2022.

Read more here. You can also find the application attached to this email. Please send the completed questionnaire to culturalheritageinaction@eurocities.eu before the deadline.

Do not hesitate to share this Call widely within your networks!

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Registration now open!
Human Agency and Global Challenges: Re-Centering Social Change in Archaeology (15th-17th of September 2022)

How does change happen? What role do human relationships and decisions play? Are societal changes only generated by external and uncontrollable large-scale events that predict certain types of inevitable trajectories, or do they on the contrary result from small-scale decisions and interactions between multiple and different human and non-human actors? Archaeological research group “Humans and materiality” calls for papers from scholars of all theoretical persuasions (colleagues from archaeology, social science, history, historical ecology and others) and is happy to offer a platform to discuss these questions together in Bergen!

The conference will have four thematic sessions:

  • Rapid change
  • Resilience and adaptation
  • Trajectories to/from inequality
  • Scales of transformation

We have secured over 45 high-quality papers. For more information, including a preliminary programme and the registration form: https://www.uib.no/en/rg/materiality/145610/human-agency-and-global-challenges-recentering-social-change-archaeology


  • Students and unwaged: 650 NOK
  • Regular: 850 NOK

The fee covers attendance, conference pack, coffee breaks and a wine reception. Registration closes on the 30th of August, or when we run out of places.

This conference is generously sponsored by the Meltzer Research Fund and takes place in collaboration with Bymuseet i Bergen.

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