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CALL. 30.06.2017: [SESSIONS] 28th Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC 2018) - Edinburgh (


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to host the 2018 Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference. The conference will run alongside the Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC) and it will take place from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th of April (please note the change of dates from the previous RAC announcement). A plenary lecture will take place on the evening of the 12th and the conference will be followed by an excursion to the Antonine Wall on the 15th.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Edinburgh University (Edinburgh, Scotland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Lucia Michielin (Classics); David Rose (Classics); Carlos Cáceres Puerto (Archaeology); Martina Astolfi (Classics); Kathleen O’Donnell (Classics)

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The TRAC 2018 Call for Sessions is now open, and will close on the 30th of June 2017. Applicants will be contacted by email with the results of their proposal by the end of July and a Call for Papers will follow in August 2017. We invite all submissions that critically engage with aspects of current theory and practice in Roman archaeology and scholarship. Some session themes we are brainstorming include: frontiers, peripheries, Roman Scotland, Late Antiquity, built environments, cultural heritage, and theoretical approaches to new technologies. Sessions inside and outside these themes are welcomed.

Please consider:

  • A TRAC session should consist of 6 papers, to be delivered over 3 hours.

  • Papers may last no longer than 20 minutes, in order to allow enough time for discussion.

  • All papers must be presented in English.

  • Session organisers should consider incorporating a chair or discussant in order to facilitate debate.

  • We are also accepting applications for lightning rounds and workshops.

Those wishing to organize a session for TRAC 2018 should fill out the attached template.

N.b. You may suggest up to 3 speakers (out of the total of 6) for your session. If your session is selected, these suggested speakers will still need to apply through the subsequent call for papers.



All proposals should be sent by email to the local TRAC organising committee at

More information on the School can be found here:

For details of places to visit and accommodation in Edinburgh see:

Any questions can be directed to the Organizing Committee at (

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh.

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