12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Bologna, 6-10 April 2021


The Congress has been rescheduled to 2021 from its original April 2020 date because of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the global health situation in April 2021 cannot be anticipated, we have nonetheless decided to announce some advance precautionary measures (which may be changed following health guidelines which we may receive later on). The use of a face mask will be required at all times, hand sanitizers will be placed on multiple spots and speakers will be required to use a new pair of gloves (to be supplied) during each presentation. We cannot yet anticipate the rules about social distancing next year, but if room capacity will be trimmed down to one third, we will take care of providing intranet remote access for all those who cannot enter a given lecture.

Thus far, less than 5% of registrations have been canceled and this creates an opening, though small, for admitting up to 40 new papers into the program. Interested colleagues may send a request and an abstract before September 15th, 2020 to 12icaane@unibo.it and, if accepted, may then pay the registration fee in order to reach confirmed status.

Enrolled colleagues who may prefer at that time not to attend in person but are still willing to participate remotely and publish their papers in the Proceedings, may send a video of their presentation and receive a 20% partial reimbursement of the fee paid. For the standard refund policy see the Box on the right.