Filozofická Fakulta
Ústav pro klasickou arecheologii
Ústav pro klasickou arecheologii

Contacts, Migrations and Climate Change

The International Conference




Conference Contacts, Migrations and Climate Change 2015 logo


Conference in Honour of Prof. Dr. Jan Bouzek, who will celebrate his 80th birthday in 2015

19-23 of May 2015

Clam–Gallas Palace, Husova Str. 20, Prague 1





Scientific Committee:


Prof. Dr. Fritz Blakolmer (Vienna), Prof. Dr. Petr Charvát (Prague), Prof. Dr. Lydia Domaradzka (Sofia), Prof. Dr. Luboš Jiráň (Prague), Prof. Dr. Venceslas Kruta (Paris), Prof. Dr. Zdeněk Měřínský (Brno), Prof. Dr. Jiří Musil (Prague), Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Nowicki (Warszawa), Dr. Thanasis Sideris (Athens), Prof. Dr. Gocha Tsetskhladze (Melbourne) 



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Pavúk

Institute for Classical Archaeology

Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Věra Klontza-Jaklová

Institute of Archaeology and Museology

Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno



Prof. Dr. Anthony Harding

Department of Archaeology

University of Exeter (UK)


Main topics to be discussed:

 I. The Black Sea Area

II. Aegean and Anatolia

III. Interconnections in Bronze and Early Iron Age Europe

IV. Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greece

V. Climate Change in Antiquity

VI. Celts on the Move

VII. Thrace and its Rulers

Programme of the Conference: 

(please see the complete list of contributions in the link "PROGRAMME" bellow): 


Tuesday 19.5.2015

10:00 - 13:00 - Registration

13:00 - 14:00 - Opening ceremony


SESSION I "The Black Sea Area"

14:00 - 15:40 - 1st block of lectures

15:40 - 16:10 - Coffee Break

16:10 - 17:50 - 2nd block of lectures

17:50 - 19:00 - Coffee Break

19:00 hod. - Evening lecture of Prof. Dr. Friederike Fless "Cultural and Scientific Interrelations"


Wednesday 20.5.2015

Morning session:

SESSION II "Aegean and Anatolia"

9:00 - 10:40 - 1st block of lectures

10:40 - 11:10 - Coffee Break

11:10 - 12:25 - 2nd block of lectures


12:25 - 14:00 - Lunch Break


Afternoon session:

14:00 - 14:25 - last lecture of the session II

SESSION III "Interconnections in Bronze and Early Iron Age Europe"

14:25 - 15:40 - 3rd block of lectures

15:40 - 16:10 - Coffee Break

16:10 - 17:25 - 4th block of lectures


Thursday 21.5.2015

Morning session:

SESSION IV "Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greece"

9:00 - 10:40 - 1st block of lectures

10:40 - 11:15 - Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:55 - 2nd block of lectures


13:00 - 14:30 - Lunch Break


Afternoon session:

SESSION V "Climate Change in Antiquity"

14:30 - 15:45 - 3rd block of lectures

15:45 - 17:00 - Coffee Break and POSTER SESSION

17:00 - Evening walk through the historical centre of Prague to the New Town Hall, where the reception will be held

19:00 - 22:00 -  Evening reception, New Town Hall (Karlovo nám. 1/23, 120 00 Prague 2, entrance through the court from the Vodičkova street). See the map.


Friday 22.5.2015

Morning session:

SESSION VI "Celts on the Move"

9:30 - 10:45 - 1st block of lectures

10:45 - 11:15 - Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:30 - 2nd block of lectures


12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch Break


Afternoon session:

SESSION VII "Thrace and its Rulers"

14:00 - 15:40 - 3rd block of lectures

15:40 - 16:10 - Coffee Break

16:10 - 17:25 - 4th block of lectures


17:25 - Closing remaks (Anthony Harding, Peter Pavúk, Věra Klonza - Jaklová)


Saturday 23.5.2015

Excursion to a nearby historical town or castle / Prague, Guided Tour

Excursion will be specified.

Oral presentations and posters:


Oral presentations should last 20 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion. The use of PowerPoint or OpenOffice for visual display of illustrations and images is preferred and captions should be in English.

The official languages of the conference are English, German and French. Posters should be in portrait format and dimensions should not exceed 100 by 70 cm ("B1" format).



Deadline for abstract submission: 30th of November 2014

Potential participants are invited to submit to the International Committee and the Scientific Committee an abstract of one page (up to 300 words) with the title of the paper or poster in capital letters, the name and position of the author(s), and a clear indication of whether the presentation will be oral or a poster. The text and accompanying details should be sent to the following address: in MS Word or OpenOffice format.


It is intended to publish the conference proceedings as soon as possible, by the Masaryk University at Brno.

Conference costs:


We can help finding a suitable accommodation for you, but cannot cover the costs.

Coffee-breaks and reception will be covered by the organisers, as will also be the guided tour of Prague in English.

Participants are kindly asked to provide their lunches by themselves.

The excursion to a nearby historical town or castle will likewise be charged separately.

Registration Fee:

25 EUR or 700,- CZK (to be paid at the registration)







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