BANEA 2015 Conference

The BANEA 2015 Annual Meeting will take place in London, from January 7-9th, 2015, and is hosted by the London Centre for the Ancient Near EastUniversity College LondonSchool of Oriental and African Studies, and the British Museum. The organising committee for BANEA 2015 can be seen here. General Theme:  The 2015 annual BANEA meeting will have a general theme around “borders and transitions” that will explore the following key themes:

  • Highland and Lowland areas of the Near East and Egypt
  • Adaptations, Transformations, and Continuity
  • Period Transitions
  • Bronze Age Connections
  • Coastal and Harbour Archaeology
  • Archaeology and Conflict

There will be a prize for top poster, with the winner receiving £200 of book vouchers from Routledge.

The final and full program for BANEA 2015 conference is now available.

Structure:  BANEA 2015 will take place from January 7-9th. There will be a plenary session on the night of January 7th and general sessions will be held from January 8th-9th.  Each contributor will be given 20 minutes to present his/her paper and 5 minutes for questions.

Plenary Session: Professor Nicolò Marchetti:  Recent excavations at Karkemish

January 7th (6.30-7.30 PM) held in Brunei Lecture Theatre in SOAS. This will be followed by a reception that will last until 9 PM.

Conference registration includes a ticket for the keynote lecture and reception. If you are not attending the conference but would like to attend Nicolò Marchetti’s lecture on ‘Recent excavations at Karkemish’ at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, please send a cheque for £15 payable to BANEA (lecture) to Jan Picton, Institute of Archaeology UCL, Gordon Square, London WC1H 0HP

Conference Sessions: Parallel sessions, running from 9 AM  to 5:30 PM, are planned with two coffee breaks (30 minutes) and an hour for lunch. Sessions will be held at the Institute of Archaeology and the Roberts Building on the 8th and 9th. The poster session will take place on the 8th at 5:30 PM and on the same day the Petrie Museum event, from 6-8 PM, will take place. The poster prize will be announced at 7 PM.

Registration will be open the 8th and 9th at Roberts, from 8:30 AM, for those who will arrive late and need to register or pick up their conference packages.

Location, Accommodation, and Places to Eat:

Suggestions can be found here for places to stay.

A map of Bloomsbury in London, including UCL, SOAS, and BM, can be seen here. The map also provides details about the locations of the venues. This provides ideas for places to eat in the area.

Current Sessions Planned and Session Organizers

A final schedule can be found here.

Registration: Registration is now closed, as all tickets are sold out. Please email Jan Picton ( if you are a speaker and have not yet registered.

On January 7, 2015, registration and conference attendees can pickup their conference materials starting at 4 PM in the Brunei Lecture Theatre in SOAS.

We would also like to thank our sponsors Beta Analytic, Archaeopress Archaeology, Maney Publishing, and Brepols Publishers for supporting BANEA 2015. We really appreciate their support.

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