BANEA annual meeting - call for papers

Published: 10 April 2023

3-5 January 2024

The University of Glasgow is proud to host the 2024 BANEA annual meeting on the 3-5 January 2024.

Organised around Archaeological and heritage practice in Southwest Asia: towards equitable futures, the conference will foreground archaeology’s role and responsibilities in climate change discourse; the discipline’s colonial inheritances and legacies, and strategies for addressing and mitigating them; and equitable and sustainable archaeological, cultural heritage, and community engagement practice. A keynote speech from Rozhen Kamal Mohammed-Amin will tackle issues related to these themes.


Workshop proposals are welcome and should be made by an organiser/chair to by 16 June 2023.

Paper submissions should be made to by Friday 6 October 2023 and should indicate a preferred session topic. If paper acceptance is a requirement of your visa to travel to the UK and is needed urgently, please make this clear in your email and the committee will respond as soon as possible.

Session topics will include:

Archaeological fairness. E.g., decolonising practice; cultural heritage practice, archaeological labour relations; community engagement, equality, diversity, and inclusion.

  1. Landscape. E.g., theoretical and methodological approaches to landscape; socio-ecological dynamics, the use of archaeological science in climate change discourse.
  2. Foodways. E.g., Subsistence practices, food webs, and cultural identities; commensal equipment, chaîne opératoires, and vibrant materialities; bioarchaeology and isotope studies

Digital archaeologies. E.g., Digital recording and representation of archaeology; big data; web and technology-based public engagement.

Field reports. E.g., Ongoing and recently completed fieldwork results.

Social worlds. E.g., Social interaction and interpretative approaches to it; inequality; art and literature, including modern reception and representations.

The committee encourage authors to interpret the above session topics and suggestions broadly and inventively. We particularly welcome submissions that seek to address the main conference themes by, for instance, presenting original archaeological perspectives on climate change, either in the past or present; engaging with, challenging, and developing mitigating strategies for West Asian archaeology’s colonial structures and legacies; or presenting ongoing fieldwork that utilises new or emerging approaches designed with equitable field practice in mind.


Early Bird Registration, priced at £80 (£35 student/unwaged), will be available at until Friday 1 September 2023, at which point prices will increase to £95/45. A 3-course conference dinner will take place on the 3 January 2024, after the Keynote and a reception, and is priced at £55. Places are limited to 40 for the dinner on a first come first served basis.

If you are unsure whether you are currently a member of BANEA, please contact to enquire.

Grants for expenses are available for eligible applicants at Details on further accessibility support will be released closer to the conference.

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First published: 10 April 2023