British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology Annual Conference 2014
The University of Reading is proud to host the Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology.
New Agendas in Near Eastern Archaeology
Thursday 9 January to Saturday 11 January 2014
Conference sessions will cover:
- Sustainability and resilience
- Access and networks
- Social identity, power and governance
- New agendas in landscape archaeology
- Near Eastern archaeology in the contemporary world
- Other current research themes
- Excavation and survey reports
Update 8th January
Booking for the Conference has now closed, and more than 120 delegates will be attending.
The Registration Desk will be open from 15:30 Thursday 9th January, in the Palmer Building, Whiteknights campus, University of Reading. All the Conference sessions will be in the Palmer Building, except the Wine Reception on Thursday evening, which will be in the Archaeology Department. You can find travel instructions here:
Car parking: Car Park P3 (where there will be some reserved spaces for Conference delegates) and in other car parks on the campus - permits not required.
We will give you the Conference Programme and Abstracts when you register. You can download the Abstracts booklet here:
BANEA's Annual General Meeting will be held at 17:30 in Lecture Theatre 1.09 in the Palmer Building.
Conference Dinner: if you have booked to attend the Conference Dinner (19:00 Friday 10th, at Zerodegrees Restaurant and Brewery, 9 Bridge St, Reading), we will give you the menu choices when you register for the Conference. We need you to complete and return this by 9.30 am on Friday, so we can phone numbers through to the restaurant. We will give you directions to Zerodegrees.
Queries: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0777 630 6767.
We look forward to welcoming you to an interesting and enjoyable Conference.
Update 13th December
Booking has been extended - last booking date is 6th January. Please book now, on the 'BANEA 2014 Booking' link further down on this page. We will not be able to provide catering for last-minute arrivals.
The draft Conference Timetable is now available. This is provisional and subject to change:
Travel directions: go to the 'BANEA 2014 Booking' page (link below) and click on the 'Location' tab.
Conference Registration: open from 3.30 pm Thursday 9th January
The keynote lecture will be on Thursday 9 January 2014, 5-6 pm
'New Light on an Administrative Device from the Dawn of Writing in the Ancient Near East'
Presented by Christopher E. Woods, Associate Professor of Sumerology, University of Chicago, Oriental Institute
The paper sessions will be all day Friday 10 and Saturday 11 January 2014. The call for papers has now closed, but we are still accepting proposals for posters. There will be a £50 prize for the best poster.
The list of accepted speakers and posters is now available
New Agendas in Remote Sensing and Landscape Archaeology in the Near East
There will be a special session of papers dedicated to the topic of 'New Agendas in Remote Sensing and Landscape Archaeology in the Near East', which will take place on Friday 10 January 2014
There will be a Conference Dinner on Friday 10 January at Zerodegrees, a restaurant & microbrewery in the centre of Reading. Details on the Booking pages - click on the link below
Booking open until 6th January.
BANEA is offering Student Grants for students who are presenting a paper or poster. Deadline for applications 31 December 2013.
The Organising Committee is pleased to acknowledge financial support from Beta Analytic Ltd radiocarbon dating laboratory