Perspectives of Classical Archaeology 2015

The 4th PeClA 2015 International Postgraduate Conference (Perspectives in Classical Archaeology 2015) held at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Thursday and Friday, 10th – 11th December

 2015 PeClA 2015 is a two days conference in Classical Archaeology and Classics aimed at postgraduate / doctoral students traditionally offering a space for presenting research results, discussion, and exchange of ideas, in a friendly and supportive environment. This years’ theme of the conference is:


Classical scholarship for centuries tended to study rather the unique and/or spectacular aspects of ancient world in both literary and material culture. However, several archaeological projects have recently set up a new perspective in viewing the ancient society. The focus on the lower class reflects structure and complexity of the past societies. The “invisible” mass of people always somehow stands behind the activity of the elites. Such approach can be applied to all possible archaeological components separately and/or together from rural and urban settlement, industrial and religious facilities, resources and communications to burials, supplemented with historical, linguistic and art-historical studies reveal the way of living and thinking of ancient populations. We believe that any research as well as new theoretical approach can attribute to creation of innovative interpretations and a shift in our understanding of classical culture.

Keynote lecture: Dr. Emanuele Vaccaro (University of Cambridge) Co-Director of the Roman Peasant Crew Project

Conference language: English

The post-conference informal programme will culminate on Friday 11th December evening in the Departmental “Christmas/Saturnalia Party”! We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague!

The organisers: Pavel Titz – Stanislava Kučová – Jiří Musil – Peter Pavúk

Event detail

Event start
10. 12. 2015 9:00
Konec události
11. 12. 2015 16:00
Celetná 20, Prague 1 (FF UK, blue lecture hall)
Organizing Institution
Institute of Classical Archaeology
Event type