UISPP XVIII World Congress - June 2018

Prehistoric research, in the dawn of the third millennium, faces contradictory challenges. While scientific advances and technological resources allow for new analytical procedures, with relevant new knowledge being produced and conveyed, institutional and financial resources for research are growingly put into question, and in several countries contextual instability prevents any field or laboratory research to pursue. In this context, scholars face the need to strengthen their research networks across countries and continents, attempting that no constraints, beyond the needs of research, condition their participation in investigation programmes, meetings or congresses.

In this context, UISPP has reinforced a web of research networks, through its 30 scientific commissions, organized in the five continents in seven main areas: Historiography, Methods and Theories; Technology and Economy; Specific Environments; Culture and Economy; Art and Culture; and Archaeology and societies. These commissions are responsible for a large dimension of current world research, and constitute the core of UISPP.

Taking the above into consideration, and the difficulties encountered in the organization of a congress in 2017, UISPP decided to postpone its XVIII world congress, from the 3th to the 9th June 2018, in Paris.

The website of the congress will be online from September 20th. Calls for sessions and papers will be launched October 1st, 2016, and from this moment UISPP invites the archaeological scholarly community across the world to prepare their active participation, through this website contacts.