On the Edge:

New Directions in Circumpolar Archaeology


23 - 25 March 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Groningen for the Final Conference of ArchSci2020: On the edge, new directions in Circumpolar Archaeology

There will be a lot to celebrate.

First, the ArchSci2020 Project has been training a new generation of researchers to apply the latest scientific methods to important archaeological questions that span Northern Europe and the Circumpolar World. The conference gives these PhDs the opportunity to present their latest results to a large international audience. We have also invited six keynote speakers and other leading specialists to take part in the four thematic sessions. Discussion, interaction and networking all play vital roles in research and we have built ample time into the programme for debate, socialising and meeting new colleagues.

Second, the ArchSci2020 Project extends a much older Groningen tradition of international inter-disciplinary research, and hosting the conference allows us to mark two important anniversaries: the Arctic Centre was established in 1970 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary; the Groningen Institute of Archaeology was established in the early 1920’s as the Biological-Archaeological Institute, and marks its 100th birthday in 2020.

You can find the program and how to register on the next page.