New publication: New Advances in the History of Archaeology

The proceedings of the historical sessions of the 18th IUPPS World Congress have been recently published in open access by Archaeopress. Edited by Sophie A. de Beaune, Alessandro Guidi, Oscar Moro Abadía, Massimo Tarantini, the volume New Advances in the History of Archaeology contains 15 contributions and is divided into three sections entitled:

  • From Stratigraphy to Stratigraphic Excavation in Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology
  • Epistemology, History and Philosophy of Science: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the History of Archaeology
  • Archaeology and interdisciplinarity, from the 19th century to present-day research.


Sophie A. de Beaune, Catriona Brogan, Massimo Cultraro, Alessandro Guidi, Shumon T. Hussain, Georgia Kourtessi-Philippakis, Rémi Labrusse, Caroline Malone, T. Rowan McLaughlin, Oscar Moro Abadía, Federico Nomi, Olivier Notter, Eóin Parkinson, Aurora Pețan, Sébastien Plutniak, Gianna Reginelli Servais, Elena Rossoni-Notter, Patrick Simon, Suzanne Simone, Simon Stoddart, Massimo Tarantini, Marcelo J. Toledo, Sebastiano Tusa, Giorgos Vavouranakis, Marzena Woźny.


IUPPS “History of archaeology” commission members at the “Histories of Archaeology” conference (Canberra, March 2020)

The “Histories of Archaeology” conference will take place from 23 to 27 March 2020 at The Australian National University in Canberra.
Four members of the IUPPS “History of archaeology” commission are invited as keynote speakers: Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Oscar Moro-Abadia, Tim Murray and Nathan Schlanger.

On 23–27 March 2020 the “Collective Biography of Archaeology in the Pacific” (CBAP) Australian Research Council Laureate Project, led by Professor Matthew Spriggs, will be hosting the Histories of Archaeology conference at The Australian National University in Canberra, airing new ideas on the history of archaeology worldwide.

Invited keynote speakers include Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Stephanie Moser, Oscar Moro-Abadia, Tim Murray, Lynette Russell and Nathan Schlanger. The conference concludes the CBAP Project and launches the CBAP linked international museum exhibitions under the title of Uncovering Pacific Pasts: Histories of Archaeology in Oceania, which will take place at approximately 40 museums and cultural institutions worldwide.

Themes for the conference include: History of archaeology, archaeological theory and method; Objects and archives: history of archaeology through collections research; History of archaeology in the Pacific and Australia; Women in archaeology and the archaeology of gender; and, Indigenous agency and individuals in the history of archaeology.