3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Medieval Archaeology

Call for Papers

The Department of Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck, together with the Urban Archaeology Hall in collaboration with the Seminar of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology of the Georg-August-University Göttingen cordially invite to the third Postgraduate Conference on Medieval Archaeology (PCMA) in Austria.
This meeting will be held from March 28-30, 2014 in Hasegg Castle in the historic town Hall in Tirol.

The PCMA symposium offers an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students and young scholars from Eastern and Western Europe, who are currently carrying out research in this discipline, to present their work, exchange ideas and meet people who work in the same field.
We welcome all papers regarding archaeological, historical and anthropological topics, or rather material culture and art history related to Medieval or Early Modern Archaeology. The aim of this congress is to build new bridges between young archaeologists in East and West in our smaller becoming field of research and to encourage more common projects, also outside of university facilities.

Please send your paper proposal with title, an abstract (as PDF or Word-doc) of no more than 300 words and the name and address of the author (or authors), to no later than January 15th, 2014.
Students in their introductory study period and graduate students are welcome to attend the conference without presenting a paper (registration deadline also January 15th).

The papers can be presented in English or German.  Speakers presenting their paper in German are asked to hand in an abstract in English and to provide their PowerPoint presentations either with English or bilingual captures. Presentations should not be longer than 20 minutes, as they will be followed by a discussion.

Besides the presentation of their own work progress in the form of short presentations, a workshop-based forum with debate and also an intensive program with evening lectures, excursions in the neighbourhood, a city tour and dining with plenty of time for discussions are on the program.

There will be no registration fee. The incurring costs during the excursions (admission fees to museums) and any transfers by public transport are to be paid by the participants themselves.
The organizers are happy to help finding affordable accommodation and car sharing.
To order the optional lunch and dinner a separate circular will be sent.

We would especially like to encourage students and doctoral candidates from Eastern Europe to participate.

For recommended hotels in Hall in Tirol and the Youth-Hostel in Innsbruck see: Hotels in Hall in Tirol

For further inquiries please contact:

Mag. Beatrix Nutz
FB Mittelalterarchäologie
Universität Innsbruck
Langer Weg 11
A-6020 Innsbruck

Christoph Kühne M.A.
Sem. für Ur- und Frühgeschichte
Universität Göttingen
Nikolausberger Weg 15
D-37073 Göttingen

Birthe Lehnberg M.A.
Sem. für Ur- und Frühgeschichte
Universität Göttingen
Nikolausberger Weg 15
D-37073 Göttingen