Jó napot! Szia!
The organisers of the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in partnership with the Hungarian National Museum, the Castle Headquarters and all the institutions representing Hungarian archaeology in the Advisory Board, welcome all participants of the meeting arriving to Budapest between August 26 and 30, 2020.
Budapest is a vibrant, youthful, modern node, full of exciting cultural and gastronomic experiences waiting to be explored. The city blends and unites a wide range of different traditions, lifeways, regions, nearby neighbours and distant friends. The city’s archaeological past is inextricably woven into the urban fabric and Budapest has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 2002. A fortified settlement, an oppidum of the Celtic Eraviscan people once stood on Mt. Gellért overlooking the Danube; an impressive portion of the city’s Roman predecessor can be found at Aquincum; many cafés on the streets of the downtown area on the Pest side are built against the medieval town walls; the luxury of a sixteenth-century Turkish bath can still be enjoyed today. At the same time, exciting elements of Art Nouveau, Bauhaus and Socialist-period as well of contemporary architecture can all be found in the city’s richly diverse quarters.
The venue of the Annual Meeting is located in the city’s green heart, in the buildings of the ELTE, Faculty of Humanities Campus and in the Hungarian National Museum.
Founded in 1635, ELTE is Hungary’s longest standing and most prestigious university. The university enjoys a leading position in academe, and with its roughly 28,000 students, it represents stability, not only in Hungary’s academic and social history, but also in East-Central Europe’s richly diverse educational landscape. Archaeology courses were first held at this university, in 1777.
The Hungarian National Museum was founded in 1802 through the donation of a Hungarian aristocrat, Count Ferenc Széchényi. The task of the Hungarian National Museum is to collect, preserve and display the historical relics of the peoples who had once lived and are living in the Carpathian Basin and Hungary using the full arsenal of scientific methods.
The Castle Headquarters is a state-owned public-benefit organisation, which currently employs the highest number of field archaeologist in Hungary, whose tasks also include heritage management.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Budapest!
Alexandra Anders, Dávid Bartus, Szilvia Fábián, Eszter Kreiter and László Borhy
Local organising committee