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The Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA) is pleased to announce that the Eighth SEAA Worldwide Conference will be held in Nanjing, China, on June 8-11, 2018. The conference will be hosted by the School of History at Nanjing University. The local organizer of the conference is Professor ZHANG Liangren.

The conference offers an opportunity for researchers to present the results of their work on any of a broad range of topics relating to East Asian archaeology. We look forward to receiving proposals for presentations, posters or short films as individual proposals or in organized sessions. We welcome all topics that highlight the growth and depth of East Asian archaeology as a field of study, and encourage submissions focused on adjacent regions such as Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and North and Central Asia.

Examples of possible topics include, but are not limited to, topics in archaeological scientific approaches to East Asian topics, theoretical themes that crosscut geographical boundaries, and sets of papers or posters that focus on a particular site, region, or culture.


Post-conference tours to archaeological and historical sites are also being planned.

All conference participants are required to be current SEAA members AND to pay the conference registration fee of USD120. The membership and conference fee payments are required for submission of your proposal to the local organizing committee in Nanjing which will make the final assessment of your proposal. While SEAA conferences have a history of consistently strong proposal submissions, should a proposal be rejected SEAA will reimburse the conference fees.



Inquiries regarding a SEAA member’s password should be directed to the SEAA Secretary, Barbara SEYOCK:



If you require an invitation letter for your visa application to attend the conference in Nanjing, please reach out to Ms SU Liting:



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