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Konference Hidden Beneath the Surface

We are pleased to invite you to an international conference Hidden Beneath the Surface: Archaeological Areas of Europe. Deadline for abstracts30 June 2021.

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Conference venue /
Czech Republic, Prague
Prague Castle, Highest Burggrave's Office


Conference date /
11-12 November 2021


Organizers /
Institute of Archaeology of the CAS, Prague, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the CAS, Faculty of Science of the Charles University,
Office of the President of the Czech Republic and UMR ARTEHIS du CNRS, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon


There are three main topics

1. / The circumstances of the development of archaeological areas and their position on the local and national level

In this section, we expect to present contributions
on the history of the development of individual archaeological areas, their position in the formation of the local, national and supranational cultural identity, on the discussion and possibilities of the preservation of maximum authenticity and the relation between modern architecture and archaeological cultural heritage.

2. / The long-term sustainability of archaeological areas: Interdisciplinary research and its application

This section will be devoted to contributions from the fields of microclimatology, (hydro)geology, statistics, survey of materials, restoration and conservation techniques.

3. / Incorporation of archaeological areas into the current architecture and type of their presentation
This section should contain contributions on the interaction of archaeological monuments and current urban complexes and the types of their presentation (museum exhibitions, virtual tours, applications etc.).

20. 5. 2021