Scientific Programme

Pdf versions of Programme Book, Abstract Book and Index of Authors are now available here. Parallel sessions will run from Thursday to Saturday (5-7 September 2019). 

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In case you organised a session or presented a contribution as a main author at Bern Annual Meeting, you may download your attendance certificate here. In case you joined us in Bern as co-author or without contribution, please contact EAA Secretariat at and we will prepare one for you. Please note this can take up to one week.

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Important dates

8 Jan Announcement of grant criteria
10 April EXTENDED Deadline for early bird conference registration fee
11 April Deadline for grant application
30 Apr EXTENDED Deadline for presenters' registration
mid May Announcement of preliminary AM programme
4-7 Sep Bern Annual Meeting

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25th Annual Meeting of
the European Association of Archaeologists

Beyond paradigms

by Felipe Criado-Boado (EAA President)

For many of us, Bern is the place where the future of Modernity began after Einstein´s 1905 Wunderjahr (miracle year or Annus mirabilis), whilst working for the Patent Office in Bern, Einstein published his four papers on the photoelectric effect, the Brownian motion, the special relativity theory and the mass-energy equivalence. On the 100th anniversary of the Dyson-Eddington-Davidson experiment that first tested the General Theory of Relativity, EAA comes to Bern to celebrate its own 25th anniversary. This fold in spacetime is therefore an extremely appropriate occasion to reflect on what our real contribution from Archaeology and Archaeological Heritage has been and can be, for a future in which everything that seemed solid in 1994 has melted away under the pressing threats that challenge an inclusive and progressive idea of Europe. If paradigms become like the mountains, barriers that enclose our lives and experiences, thinking beyond the sets of theoretical barriers we have constructed enables us to discover the fissures in these paradigms that, like the passes through the mountains, foster interaction and convergence. For this very special occasion, we would like to particularly encourage all our members to propose sessions relevant to the main themes of the Annual Meeting that include the "EAA 25" label in their title. These sessions should offer a unique opportunity to evaluate what has been the contribution of the EAA to the proposed topic throughout its 25 years history, not only with regard to developments in the field, but also with regard to prospects and challenges for the future. EAA particularly welcomes session proposals that reflect on the socio-political dimensions of archaeological knowledge and heritage, in order to facilitate the realignment of accepted practice with current and future requirements.


Local Organisers have agreed with some public museums in and outside Bern that any participant of the Annual Meeting will have free* or reduced** access upon presentation of the Annual Meeting badge from 3-9 September 2019. Check Free museums tab for details.

Abstract Book and Index of Authors are available under the tab Scientific Programme.

Detailed version of the Scientific Programme is available under the tab Scientific Programme.

Students can submit their conference paper for the EAA Student Award and win 1000 EUR in books, check For Students tab for more information. Deadline: 8 August.

Poster presentations: poster size is DIN A0 vertical: 1189 mm high x 841mm wide; only portrait (vertical) orientation allowed. In order to enhance the impact of your poster, we offer the possibility to have its pdf version downloadable from the Annual Meeting mobile app. If you are interested, please send the pdf of your poster, not exceeding 10 MB in size, before 9 August to

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Registration for the 25th EAA Annual Meeting is now open. Please note that eventually all participants of the Annual Meeting have to be current (2019) EAA members and pay conference registration fee. Check registration policy for more details.

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