Upcoming Event: Critical Debates in the Archaeology of the Middle East Conference (BANEA)

The annual meeting of the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) will take place on 9th – 11th January 2020 at the University of Oxford, with the conference taking place across the Ashmolean Museum and other nearby venues within the college. The theme of the event is ‘Critical Debates in the Archaeology of the Middle East’, and the conference program features a range of plenary panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Topics and themes for discussion throughout the conference include current fieldwork and methodologies in archaeology, religion and ritual, ancient and heritage landscapes, interdisciplinary approaches and legacies, and public engagement. The evening plenary panel discussions will focus on ‘The relationship between archaeology and heritage in the Middle East’ and ‘Still digging? The future of archaeology’s methodologies in the Middle East’.

To register online to present a paper or poster, to attend as a delegate and/or to attend the Conference dinners, there is a registration form available via the BANEA website. Student poster prizes will be offered during the event, sponsored by various organisations across the UK. Student travel grants are also available to apply for, with a deadline of 2nd December 2019.

For further information and updates about the conference as well as membership, resources and further events, visit the BANEA website.