6-9 Sep 2017 Bordeaux (France)

Abstracts submission

Online abstracts submission is now closed. The reviewing process by the Scientific Committee is underway and the results will be announced soon.



Registration is open!

Registration fees are:

  • Ordinary: 200 € (250 € after the 1st of June 20171);
  • Student (only with a valid proof of student status2): 150 € (180 € after 1st of June 20171).

1 The dates concern the payment and not the submission of the registration form. Registration fees include conference material, book of abstracts, coffee breaks and lunches. Registration and payment should be done online. You will have the possibility to pay your registration fees at the registration desk upon arrival.

2 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 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).

Registration for the social program takes place at the same time as conference registration. Attention: due to the limited number of places, 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


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)


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