The EAA celebrates its 21st Annual Meeting in Glasgow (2-5 September 2015)
Roman Distance slab from the Antonine Wall © Hunterian Museum

Help us share Scotland’s archaeology

The EAA will contribute to the cultural legacy of Scotland’s great year of celebrations (2014). We will welcome around 2,000 delegates to celebrate the EAA’s 21st Annual Meeting at the EAA Glasgow 2015 and look forward to sharing Scotland’s rich and unique cultural heritage. Help us share Scotland’s archaeology.

Conference themes


Archaeology & Mobility

Europe in the 21st century faces several major challenges – economic, social and environmental – and one key to understanding and addressing those challenges involves issues related to mobility. The theme of archaeology and mobility here stands not onl …

Find Out More About this Theme
Stirling Castle programme

Reconfiguring Identities

From the individual to the nation state identity is a critical concept for all of European archaeology. Definitions of identity stress shared distinctive features that serve to differentiate at the collective level of the group and articulate as nested …

Find Out More About this Theme
Phosphate Analysis © Archaeology, University of Glasgow

Science & Archaeology

‘Hard’ science has long been used as a major tool in archaeology, and its application and impact are growing: for example, recent advances in organic chemistry and recent applications of isotope analysis are helping to revolutionise our understanding o …

Find Out More About this Theme

Communicating Archaeology

This is an emerging trend as highlighted by recent research in Archaeology and Digital Communication: Towards Strategies of Public Engagement (2012) edited by Chiara Bonacchi which recognises that “archaeologists now face a myriad of ways of engaging w …

Find Out More About this Theme
New Lanark 2

Legacies & Visions

The concept of an archaeological legacy seems to have four components: Inspiration, Trajectory, Achievements and Inheritance. The legacies from our predecessor archaeologists have inspired the present generation of archaeologists by the advances made i …

Find Out More About this Theme

Celtic Connections

There is scarcely a place in Europe between Ireland and Anatolia that has not been touched by the Celtic language and culture at one time or another.  The Celtic phenomenon has been described as the first European culture, and yet the very concept of C …

Find Out More About this Theme
Roman Distance slab from the Antonine Wall © Hunterian Museum

Interpreting the Archaeological Record

In addition to the six key themes that form the framework for the EAA Glasgow it is important to ensure sessions with a broader interest base are comfortably accommodated within the programme.  The theme of ‘Interpreting the Archaeological Record’ prov …

Find out more about this theme