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Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2023: Call for Papers and Posters

Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2023: Call for Papers and Posters

At Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, Friday 5 – Sunday 7 May 2023

The fifth annual Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress (and the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology’s first in-person conference since Glasgow 2019) will be hosted by the archaeology Department of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. Poznań is a historically important city that was one of the key political centres for the emerging Polish state in the medieval period. It has an extensive post-medieval urban fabric, with Polish, Prussian, mannerist, and other influences visible in the old town (Stare Miasto) centred on the vibrant and attractive Old Market Square (Stary Rynek), which includes the famous 16th – century Old Town Hall. Polish colleagues have been strong supporters of past SPMA Congresses (whether in-person, or online during Covid), and as the society looks to begin alternating our annual Congress between the UK and the rest of Europe, we were enthusiastic about the opportunity to visit and support such an important growth region for our discipline.

Research on post-medieval and historical archaeology from around the world has been showcased at previous Congresses, demonstrating the breadth of interest and knowledge in our field from researchers at all stages of their career, whether academics, students, commercial, or community archaeologists. The annual Congress is open to all researchers to report current and recent research on any aspect of post-medieval/later-historical archaeology. There is no geographical focus and we welcome papers from around the world. We encourage contributors to offer 15-minute papers, which the organisers will arrange into themed sessions, or poster displays. Organised sessions of papers set around a particular
research interest or theme are also encouraged. We cannot offer an online option for individually submitted papers, but organisers of thematic sessions who are interested in including hybrid in-person and online content should contact SPMA via the below email address. We are also open to offering a Polish-language session for Polish students who want to participate in this international conference, but may prefer to present in their native language; again, please contact the below email address with queries (in Polish or English).

Please send paper or poster proposals with a title and abstract of up to 150 words. Session proposals should include a title and abstract, as well as a list of speakers. Please send titles and abstracts to by Friday 13 January.