Virtual Talk: Double-Wares in Neolithic Northwest China: Technological 'Abominations' or Artistic Masterpieces

As part of the Distinguished Virtual Seminar Series in Archaeological Science, the Cranfield Forensic Institute and Grenville Turner Studios will be hosting Professor Anke Hein (University of Oxford). Professor Hein will speak about her archaeological science research on Chinese ceramics:

Double-Wares in Neolithic Northwest China: Technological 'Abominations' or Artistic Masterpieces

IPPA 2022 - Call for Abstracts


The Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association is inviting paper and poster contributions for the 22nd Congress to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from the 7th to 12th of November 2022.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15th August 2022.


Angkor Temple


The Council on Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University will be hosting a webinar "The Introduction of Theravada Buddhism to Angkor, Cambodia (C. 13th-16th Centuries) - Mapping and Interpreting Religious Change through the Archaeological Record" by Andrew Harris, Research Associate at the University of Toronto's Archaeology Centre on October 13, 2021 12:00 Noon EST.  

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EAAA Online Panels (5 October – 30 November 2021)

DATE OF EVENT:   05/10/2021 − 30/11/2021

Organized by European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology and University of Ljubljana

The EAAA looks forward to welcoming you to the online panels. The talks will begin on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 at 13:00 (CEST) and will take place at the same time each week until the last panel on 30 November 2021.

Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage 

Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage

Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage 

Seminar Series jointly organized by Oxford University and SOAS

Wednesday, 13 October, 2021, 14:00 BST

Su Junjie (Yunnan University): A Difficult Integration of Authenticity and Intangible Cultural Heritage? The Case of Yunnan, China

Wednesday, 10 November, 2021, 14:00 GMT

Birgitta Augustin (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin): Concept(s) of Authenticity in Painting and Calligraphy of the Yuan Dynasty

SEAA online Conference June 26-28, 2021 KST

The Society of East Asian Archaeology Online Student Conference 

Registration is open to all and free of charge. You do not need to be a speaker to attend. If you have not yet registered for the conference, please do so NOW via the following link:

Presentation abstracts for the upcoming SEAA conference are available on the SEAA website via the following link:


International Academic Symposium on "The Origins and Development of Nomad Cultures in the Eurasian Steppe"

In order to explore the origins and development of pastoralist cultures of the Eurasian Steppes, exchange the newest achievements of the research on pastoralist cultures and societies, and promote the development of the archaeology of pastoralism in the Eurasian steppes, the Research Centre for Chinese Frontier Archaeology of Jilin University, the Research Center for Frontier Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir Ethnographic Museum are co-organizing the International Academic Symposium on "The Origins and Development of

100 years Chinese Archaeology Lecture Series 2021

Archaeological excavations in China in modern times have occurred since the late 19th century, often organized by non-Chinese expeditions who took advantage of the tumultous times and unregulated situation in many regions. Also and famously, the beginning of the consecutive finds of the so-called oracle bone inscriptions at Anyang can be traced back to the years after 1899. So in many senses, Chinese archaeology is older than a century. However, the 1920s mark another kind of beginning for the discipline, as this was the decade that saw many of the most epochal finds in China, framed by the discovery of the Neolithic Yangshao ceramic complex in 1921 and that of the homo erectus pekinensis in 1929 and including the decades-long first fully Chinese-led modern excavation at Anyang from 1928 onward. Therefore, rather than taking the exact year of the “birth of Chinese archaeology” too seriously, we are happy to use this historical background as a convenient reason to celebrate the really astounding results that this discipline has achieved so far and especially in recent times. This should serve as both an introduction to specialists of non-Chinese archaeologies as well as to non-archaeological specialists on China. And it should serve as a forum for specialists on Chinese archaeology to talk about the latest developments in the field and think together about solutions for some of the more vexing and fascinating problems the field is facing right now. The topics, most of which have a certain provocative edge or focus on unsolved questions, have been chosen with the latter consideration in mind. (Enno Giele, Heidelberg University)

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