The 22nd EAA Annual Meetings in Vilnius, Lithuania
are less than three months away (see Welcome to Vilnius
in this newsletter). The Vilnius organizing committee has a lot of helpful links
and advice for planning your trip to Vilnius on their
Useful information for planning your trip page. The
sessions has been posted online, along with the
Thanks to the generous support of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, all delegates with
economic need were eligible to apply for financial support to attend the
The Opening Ceremony, which will take place on
Wednesday, 31st August in the palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, will
include the presentation of the European Archaeological Heritage Prize and the
Welcome Reception. The EAA Annual Party, which takes place, as usual, on
Thursday evening, will include the Opening Ceremony of the new archaeological
exhibition at The Bastion of the Vilnius Defensive Wall.
European Journal of
Archaeology (EJA) will have a transition in the Book Reviews editors, which
will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) on Friday 2nd September
in Vilnius. The results of the EAA election, including the positions of
Treasurer, two Executive Board members, and a Nomination Committee member, will
also be announced at the ABM, and will be published in the autumn issue of
TEA.We strongly encourage everyone to attend the ABM, which will include other
announcements and discuss the progress and development of your EAA. This is an
opportunity for all members to participate directly in EAA business and
decision-making. Even if you do not make it to Vilnius, please take a moment to
vote in this year's EAA election.
In the aftermath of the Brexit-poll, EAA president
Felipe Criado-Boado would like to assure us all the the EAA remains an inclusive
society that welcomes members of all nationalities and is dedicated to fostering
collaborations between all members with an interest in European archaeology.
In this issue of TEA, Executive Board member Maria
Guarova presents a possible strategy for the EAA and Affiliate Organizations.
The EAA Committee on Illicit Trade in Cultural Material presents their
assessment of the illegal antiquities market, and their aims to tackle this
problem. They remind everyone that there will be a round table discussion on
'Illicit trafficking of Cultural Heritage' and a related session 'Heritage
Crime: Definition, Development and Duty-based ethics' at the Annual Meetings in
Vilnius. EAA Executive Board Member Sophie Hüglin reports on 'Archaeology and
Power', the theme of the DGUF conference in Berlin, and relations between the
EAA and DGUF. In addition, there are announcements, reports on recent
conferences, and reports of ongoing research projects in Scotland and Hungary.
The deadline for the Autumn Issue of TEA is 31
October 2016. As always, please e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get in touch.
Katharina Rebay-Salisbury and Roderick B.
Salisbury, TEA Editors