Registration open: GAO Conference 2019

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Call for Abstracts and Registration - Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Annual International Conference 2019


Theme: Cause, process, and impact of interaction in ancient cultures

Date: 11-12th March 2019

Venue: Ioannou Centre, University of Oxford

*Please submit abstracts and register via our website*


Graduate Archaeology at Oxford invites graduate students, early career or post-doctoral researchers to submit abstracts in the fields of Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Archaeological Science and Oriental Studies for our 2019 conference – ‘Cause, Process, and Impact of Interaction in Ancient Cultures’.


The GAO conference aims to provide a platform for researchers to present their work, discuss, and network with their peers and senior scholars. This year we invite papers focused on the cause, process, or impact of interaction, or a combination of these from prehistoric and historic contexts in any regions. Interaction here refers to cultural interaction between people and societies, or interaction between people and environment, landscape, fauna and flora. Topics may include but not limited to theory and methodology, chronological sequence, movement of people or human activities, sources of materials, transmission of knowledge and material, warfare and conflict, diet/subsidence strategy changes, invention and innovation, adoption of new practices, past climate and environmental reconstruction and changes, society hierarchy and organisation, and socio-political complexity.


Faculty members are very welcome to attend the conference.


Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be sent to gaoconference2019@gmail.comby 28 January 2019. The text of the abstract should be no more than 250 words. The title of the paper, five keywords, full name, course or position, year of study (if applicable), institutional and departmental affiliation, and email address should be included.


Registration for the conference is available here. Please note that your place will not be confirmed until you have paid through the Oxford University Online shop. The ticket fee is £15, which includes conference entry, lunches, snacks, tea and coffee, a drinks reception, and a museum tour.


Visit our website for more information.


Please circulate this call to anyone who may be interested.


Best Regards,


Brianne and Kerim

GAO Conference Co-ordinators

University of Oxford