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BANEA 2024 Conference

University of Glasgow, 3-5 January 2024

The University of Glasgow is proud to host the 2024 BANEA annual meeting on the 3-5th January 2024.


Early Bird Registration, priced at £80 (£35 student/unwaged), will be available at until Friday 6th October, at which point prices will increase to £95/45. A 3-course conference dinner will take place on the 3rd January, after the Keynote and a reception, and is priced at £55. Places are limited to 40 for the dinner on a first come first served basis.

If you are unsure whether you are currently a member of BANEA, please contact the BANEA membership secretary to enquire at

Grants for expenses are available for eligible applicants at


Organised around Archaeological and heritage practice in Southwest Asia: towards equitable futures, the conference will foreground archaeology’s role and responsibilities in climate change discourse; the discipline’s colonial inheritances and legacies, and strategies for addressing and mitigating them; and equitable and sustainable archaeological, cultural heritage, and community engagement practice. A keynote speech from Rozhen Kamal Mohammed-Amin will tackle issues related to these themes.

Paper submissions

Paper submissions for the main sessions should be sent in the form of ca.250 word abstracts to by Friday 6th October and should indicate a preferred session topic.


If paper acceptance is a requirement of your visa to travel to the UK and is needed urgently, please make this clear in your email and the committee will respond as soon as possible.

Paper submissions for workshops should be made directly to the relevant session chair.

Sessions and workshops

(full abstracts here)

Main sessions

  1. Archaeological fairness

  2. Landscape

  3. Digital archaeologies

  4. Field reports

  5. Foodways

  6. Social worlds



Achaemenid Environments: Agenda-setting economic, landscape, environmental and bioarchaeological approaches to Achaemenid Impact

Organiser: Catherine M. Draycott,, Benjamin Irvine, and Max D. Price

The Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

Organisers: Claudia Glatz,, and Daniel Calderbank

Big Dig Energy: Gendered practices and internalised patriarchy in archaeological fieldwork in West Asia

Organiser: Yağmur Heffron,

Dialogues Across Landscapes: New Challenges to Practicing Landscape Archaeology in Western Asia

Organisers: Dan Lawrence,, Claudia Glatz, Jennie Bradbury, and Ömür Harmanşah

When is Urban, Really? Looking Back, Moving Forward – Exploring temporalities of Late Chalcolithic Mesopotamia in the present: A workshop celebrating historic innovations in early urban archaeology, and tackling current challenges to the field

Organiser: Ailbhe Nic Thoirealaigh,

Whose Heritage Is it? A Discussion on Community Engagement and Local Counter-narratives 
in Archaeology of Southwest Asia

Organiser: Yasaman Nabati,



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