6-9 Sep 2017 Bordeaux (France)

Welcome in Bordeaux !

Welcome to Bordeaux, we are very pleased to welcome you to the Domaine Universitaire du Haut-Carré for this 2017 edition.

You will find information about arrival, conference venue and accomodation in the different sections of the website.




Registration is open!

Registration fees are:

  • Ordinary: 200 € (250 € after the 1st of June 2017);
  • Student (only with a valid proof of student status): 150 € (180 € after 1st of June 2017).

Important notice:

  • Registration fees include conference material, book of abstracts, coffee breaks and lunches. Registration and payment should be done online.
  • Registration fees will be increased from the 1st of June. The applicable fee will depend on the date the payment is made and not on the date of registration. By choosing to pay on arrival you will be charged the highest rate. The online payment is to be privileged.
  • However, you will pay registration fees at the registration desk upon arrival (only for registration at the conference).
  • Enrollment in the social program takes place at the same time as registration for the conference. Please note that the number of attendees for the social program is limited (except for Wednesday 6th of September). Fees for excursion to the Bassin d'Arcachon and for the gala event will be settled before your arrival.
  • Once the payment has been validated, a receipt is generated in your e-mail box.
  • A valid proof of student status, certifying enrollment in an ongoing under- or postgraduate (Masters or PhD) programme will need to be provided (emac2017@sciencesconf.org).


Social programme

Public Conference

To introduce this 17th edition of the European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics, we will be pleased to host Dr Valentine Roux, CNRS Research Director, for a public lecture (in french) entitled "Des Céramiques et des Hommes."

The conference will take place on Tuesday 5 September at 6 pm at the Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux.



Social events

During the week of the meeting, several events are proposed:

  • Wednesday (09/06) from 6 PM: welcome cocktail, offered to all participants!
  • Thursday (09/07) from 9 PM: conference diner (extra fees, reservations required, limited places).
  • Saturday (09/09): excursion to the Bassin d'Arcachon (extra fees, reservations required, limited places).

Enrollment in the social program takes place at the same time as registration for the conference. Please note that the number of attendees for the social program is limited: reservations are recorded in the order of arrival of the registrations.



The next EMAC will be held in Bordeaux (France) from the 6th to 9th of September 2017. This 14th edition is organized by the Research Institute on Archaeomaterials (IRAMAT-CRP2A), a joint laboratory of the French National Center for Scientific Research and Bordeaux Montaigne University, part of the Bordeaux Archaeological Science Cluster of excellence.


Université Bordeaux Montaigne   CNRS   LaScArBx   IdEx Bordeaux   Investissement d'avenir   Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine


The European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC) is a biennial conference convening scholars and young researchers, both from humanities and sciences.

In accordance with former editions, the aim of this 14th meeting is to promote interdisciplinary and integrated studies of ancient ceramics. Scientists with diverse academic backgrounds are encourage to share expertise for solving issues on production processes, dissemination and use, and up to alteration and conservation. New approaches and methodological developments are presented in terms of analytical and measuring techniques, data processing and interpretation.

The topics of this 14th edition are :

  • Environmental and raw material studies (clay, temper, fuel...);
  • Gestures and techniques (chaîne-opératoire, production processes, object biography...);
  • Ceramic function and use (organic residues, use-wear analysis...);
  • Provenance and networks;
  • Technical ceramics (metallurgy, glass making...);
  • Slips and glazes;
  • New methodologies and data analysis (3D, portable and non invasive techniques, statistics...);
  • Chronology.

 Miroir d'eau, Bordeaux (B. Lebrun)


Abstracts submission

Online abstracts submission is now closed. All the proposals have been evaluated evaluated by the Scientific Committee.


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