Filozofická Fakulta
Ústav pro klasickou arecheologii
Ústav pro klasickou arecheologii

Perspectives in Classical Archaeology 2016




The 5th PeClA 2016 International Postgraduate Conference (Perspectives on Classical Archaeology 2016) held at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Thursday and Friday, 1st – 2nd December 2016

PeClA 2016 is a two-day conference in Classical Archaeology and Classics aimed at postgraduate / doctoral students traditionally offering a space for presenting research results, discussion, and exchange of ideas, in a friendly and supportive environment. This years’ theme of the conference is:

New Directions in Classical Archaeology


With our student conference reaching its 5th year, we thought it is appropriate to look back a bit and contemplate about the perspectives of our “Perspectives”. Also, after the previous thematically more specific meetings, we thought it would be inspiring, for a change, to loosen up the range of topic, to allow for more diversity.

Therefore, we would like to invite contributions from the whole spectrum of what we call Classical archaeology, but also its neighbouring disciplines, but targeting more the new approaches and methodologies used in our field of research. Especially valued will be various interdisciplinary takes on the matter, such as collaboration with natural sciences, new uses of computer applications, but also more theoretically and methodologically targeted papers. Let us really discuss the topic where the Classical archaeology stands today and where you as the upcoming generation would like to see it heading.

Conceived broadly, this theme gives young scholars full opportunity to present and discuss their opinions and thoughts applicable to the theme. Welcomed are papers from postgraduates in all stages of their research, both theoretical and practical.

More detailed abstracts of 500 words specifying methodology and main results for a 20-minute paper or a poster (portrait, paper size 70x100 cm) are expected before October 1st, 2016 at email: (note that the Czech abbreviation is with K). If you have any further enquiries, please use the same e-mail address before the deadline. Applicants will be notified by the beginning of November.

Conference fee: EUR 20,- (covers printed materials, refreshment during the conference breaks, etc.; payable at the registration or through bank transfer). More info in the second circular.

Conference language: English

The post-conference informal programme will culminate on the Friday evening in a social event at a nearby venue!

The organisers: Stanislava Kučová – Jiří Musil – Peter Pavúk – Pavel Titz

We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague!