Scientific Programme

The preliminary version of the scientific programme is available in pdf under the tab Scientific Programme where you can also  search in all sessions. Although, the lenght of each session is still preliminary, date and beginning of the session will remain unmodified.

Guidelines for speakers and poster presentations are available


Registration for the Annual Meeting is still open. Note, that all participants of the scientific part have to be current EAA members and pay conference registration fee. Please check the tab Registration Policy for more details.
Excursions can be booked by 25 May.

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Please note that it can take up to five business days to process the payment in the system.

Important dates

Call for sessions closes  13 Nov 2017
Evaluation of sessions  30 Nov 2017
Registration for session organizers
 15 Dec 2017
Call for papers/posters
 15 Dec 2017
Call for papers/posters closes  19 Feb 2018
Call for volunteers closes  15 Mar 2018
Evaluation of contributions  25 Mar 2018
Registration for presenters   31 Mar 2018
Annual Meeting  5-8 Sep 2018
Detailed deadlines

24th Annual Meeting of
the European Association of Archaeologists

Reflecting futures

Barcelona has been an urban laboratory since the high Medieval Ages. A place of diversity, a backdrop for  a multiplicity of social and cultural processes on multiple scales that reflect different ways of constructing the future, a city with a long experience of urban life and social innovations.
From the prehistory of Modernity through to Upper Modernity, the city space of Barcelona has always reflected the arising Modern order,. It has also been through phases of subsequent modern disorder, struggles for workers’ rights, modernist social identities, and alternative ways of living. This is a city that has constantly reinvented itself. The early industrial era, the periods of strife such as the Tragic Week of 1909 and the May Day of 1937, the Spanish Civil War, the transition to democracy, the 1992 Olympics, and present day cultural activity all reflect how Barcelona has experienced new ways of reclaiming the city for its citizens. Its history is reflected in its urban layout, and in the way that it continues to take shape.
Barcelona offers a reflection of our future pasts, much in the way that archaeology does: our profession embodies an ability to reflect on how the future comes into existence and how the past influences it. We must also have the power to prototype the future. Everyone falls in love with Barcelona. One way or another, this love affair has to do with how the future challenges our past and our present. Barcelona is a perfect location for holding the 24th Annual Meeting of the EAA, the ideal setting for an Association that seeks to continuously develop and change the direction of its ability to reflect the past, in order to be able to reflect about the future.
by Felipe Criado-Boado (EAA President)

Read more and find out why we have chosen this logo and motto of the Annual Meeting here.
Watch video about Barcelona and conference venues here.


You can now download a pdf with the preliminary version of the scientific programme and the list of accepted contributions under the tab Scientific Programme.

You can register for EAA 2018, you can also choose from the long list of excursions by 25 May (new excursion to Cogul as well). All main authors have to be EAA members and pay registration fee, please note that in case that both payments have not been settled, the contribution will not be listed in the scientific programme.
It can take up to five business days to process the payment in the system.

European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH)

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which is also one of the themes of the 24th EAA Annual Meeting.
For more information please go to EYCH.




Venue address: Faculty of Geography and History
Montalegre 6, 08001 Barcelona

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Themes of the Annual Meeting