SEAA Society for East Asian Archaeology

This page contains announcements of workshops, symposiums, conferences and congresses fully or in parts connected to East Asian archaeology or to one of its regional archaeologies or disciplines. Conferences of a more general kind, on the archaeology of other areas or on art history are only included when a SEAA member is actively participating or otherwise interested in having the event posted.



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Lectures in chronological order



Conferences in chronological order




November 27- December 02, 2017   
The Maritime Cultural Landscapes and Seascapes of Asia-Pacific: Voyaging, Migration, Colonisation, Trade, and Cross-Cultural Contacts   
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

November 29- December 03, 2017
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel & Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

30 November 2017 ff
Across the Yalu River : Art and Archaeology of the Koguryo Kingdom, 37 BC-AD 668” (Northeast China and North Korea)
By Ariane PERRIN, Art historian, UMR 8173 « China, Korea, Japan » CNRS-EHESS, Paris

Thursday 30 November 2017 (17h-18h45) – Les vestiges du Koguryo : cités fortifiées, palais, monastères et tombes (Vestiges of the Koguryo Kingdom : Fortresses, Palaces, Temples and Tombs)

Monday 4 December (17h-18h45) – Voyage vers l’au-delà : l’art narratif dans les tombes peintes du Koguryo (Journey to the Afterlife : Narrative Art in the Koguryo Painted Tombs)

Thursday 7 December (17h-18h45) – La statuaire et la peinture bouddhiques (Buddhist Sculpture and Painting)

Monday 11 December (17h-18h45) – La stèle du roi Kwanggaet’o (r. 391-413) : mythe d’origine et guerres de conquête dans la péninsule (The Stele of King Kwanggaet’o (391-413) : Myth of Origin and Wars of Conquest in the Korean Peninsula)

Thursday 14 December (17h-18h45) – Les dernières fouilles archéologiques en Corée et dans le nord-est de la Chine (The Latest Archaeological Excavations in Korea and in Northeast China)

Venue : Maison de l’Asie, Salle de conférence du rez-de-chaussée, 22, avenue du Président Wilson – 75116 Paris
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March 22, 2017
The Society for the Study of Early China’s 6th Annual Conference
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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April 11-15, 2018
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
Washington, DC




Past Conferences 2010-2016






March 25-28, 2010
Association for Asian Studies (AAS)  
Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia

April 14-18, 2010
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
75th Annual Meeting, St.Louis, Missouri

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May 3-4, 2010
Early Korea and Japan Interactions, c. 500 B.C. to A.D. 935 
 Harvard University

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May 14-15, 2010
Third annual China Undisciplined Conference  
University of California, Los Angeles An interdisciplinary conference on Chinese studies

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August 3, 2010
The 2nd Early Korea Project (EKP) Intensive Workshop in Korean Archaeology:
Settlements, Households, and Society c. 1500 BC to AD 935
Tuesday August 3, 2010 from 9 am to 5 pm Room S250, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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November 17-21, 2010
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Annual Meeting, Marriott New Orleans & Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Dezember 17-19, 2010
Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG)   
The 32nd Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, University of Bristol, UK




March 30- April 3, 2011
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
76th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California

March 31- April 3, 2011
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2011

October, 11-14.2011
International Conference on Earthen Architecture in Asia
Mokpo, Korea

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November 08-12, 2011
Emergence of Bronze Age Societies: A Global Perspective
Baoji, Shaanxi province, China

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November 16-20, 2011
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, PQ, Canada




March 15-18, 2012
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

April 18 - 22, 2012
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
77th Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee

August 18, 2012.
The 5th AIC International Symposium
The Current Situation and Issues of Salt Archaeology in East Asia

Ehime University
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September 5-9, 2012.
Ancient cultures of Mongolia and Baikalian Siberia
National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
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September 18 - 21, 2012
14th International Conference
Dublin, Ireland
Registration, session and paper calls are now open for EurASEAA 14 in Dublin 2012 at the EurASEAA 14 website:
See also: Member News

November 14-18, 2012
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
San Francisco Hilton and Towers, San Francisco, CA

December 10-16, 2012
Workshop 'Analyzing Collapse: Destruction, Collapse and Memory'  
Hebrew University / Jerusalem Institute of Advanced Studies and the Scholion Research Center, Jerusalem

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January 14-18, 2013
The Seventh World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7)   
King Hussein Convention Center, The Dead Sea - Jordan

April 3-7, 2013
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
78th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii

March 21-25, 2013
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Annual Meeting, San Diego, Ca.

June 14-15, 2013
Thoughts and things in China: international conference in honour of Jessica Rawson
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, The British Museum
£35, £25 (members/concessions), includes coffee/tea breaks, lunches and a reception
Early booking advised
Registration at 9.30 on June 14
Programme available soon
Link: Thoughts and things in China

November 20-24, 2013
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL




January 12-18, 2014
20th IPPA Congress
Seam Reap, Cambodia

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April 23-27, 2014
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
79th Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas

March 27-30, 2014
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

June 2014
Sixth Worldwide Conference of the SEAA
Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

September 25-27, 2014
European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA)   
Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

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October 15-19, 2014
he 5th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA 5)
Cartagena, Spain

December 3-7, 2014
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Marriott Wardman Park & Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC

April 15-19, 2015
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

April 20-22, 2015    
The Origins and Development of Urbanization in Early China: A Comparative Perspective
Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University
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September 9-11, 2015
Panel on East Asian archaeology (China, Korea, Japan)   Download pdf
5th Congress of Asian & the Pacific Studies 2015

9-11 September 2015, INALCO, Paris (France)


October 21-22(26), 2015
New Perspectives on the Silk Road: 2015 International Conference on the Kizil Cave Paintings   Download pdf
Organized by China Academy of Art and the Xinjiang Kucha Academy

China Academy of Art campus in Hangzhou

November 18-22, 2015
American Anthropological Association (AAA)   
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO

November 25-27, 2015
”Current Ethnoarchaeology”
National Research Council (CNR), Rome
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April 6 - 10, 2016
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
Orlando, Florida

August 28-September 2, 2016
The 8th World Archaeological Congress  
Kyoto, Japan

October 26-28, 2016
The 40th Anniversary of the Shinan Shipwreck Excavation
- Asia-Pacific Maritime Network and Underwater Cultural Heritage –
National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage, Mokpo, Korea

November 11, 2016
Dunhuang and Heritage Management
Conference Centre, The British Library
96 Euston Road, London



January 11-13, 2017
International Workshop Culture and Cultural Diversity in Early Medieval China (4th - 7th Century) 4 至 7 世纪 中国北部的多元文化
Institut für Sinologie Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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Elsey Zeitlyn Lecture: Understanding Chinese jade in a world context
Thursday 2 February, 6-7.15pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Speaker: Professor Gina Barnes, SOAS, University of London
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March 2-4, 2017
Monuments and Pastoral Regimes
Archaeology of Inner Asia from the Eneolithic to the Early Iron Age

Bonn LVR-LandesMuseum
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March 29 - April 02, 2017
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 
Vancouver, BC CanadaAugust 24 - 27, 2017

April 3, 2017
Mongolian Archaeology: New Discoveries, New Concerns
180 Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley

April 3, 2017
Haihunhou: The Tomb of the Emperor Who Reigned Only 27 Days

CGIS South Building S30, Harvard University
9 am - 4 pm
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August 24 - 27, 2017
Second Conference of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology
University of Zurich, Switzerland

August 24, 2017, 18:30 – 19:30
Yukio LIPPIT: Ashura’s Face
University of Zurich    download pdf

August 25, 2017, 19:30 – 20:30
Burghild JUNGMANN: Korea through the Foreign Lens: Photographs by Burton Holmes and Jack London
University of Zurich    download pdf

October 12, 2017
The Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road 
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon


for previous lectures see:

Lectures & Conferences 2006

Lectures & Conferences 2007

Lectures & Conferences 2008

Lectures & Conferences 2009


Last modified:26.11.2017