6-9 Sep 2017 Bordeaux (France)


The next EMAC will be held in Bordeaux (France) from the 6th to 9th of September 2017. This 14th edition is organized by the Bordeaux Archaeological Science Cluster of excellence.




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.


Abstracts submission

Online abstracts submission is now open. The deadline is set for the 31st of January, 2017.

Each abstract should not exceed 300 words and should be related to one of the meeting topics.



Registration will open the 1st of April 2017.

Registration fees include conference material, book of abstracts, coffee breaks and lunches.

  • Ordinary: 200 € (250 after 1st of june 2017);
  • Student: 150 € (180 after 1st of june 2017).
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