Welcome to the TRAC website, home of the celebrated annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, TRAC publications, and additional events.

TRAC is an unincorporated voluntary association that has developed from and around the annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference series held since 1991. The first TRAC conference was held to widen the range of perspectives offered, and voices heard, in Roman archaeology. This was a major success, and TRAC has made a major contribution to research in Roman archaeology over the past 25+ years. Following on from its initial success, TRAC continues to organise annual conferences and workshops in addition to producing publications in the form of a themed series – TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeoolgy – and an open-access journal – The Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal (TRAJ). Individual conferences are primarily organised by a Local Organising Committee with the support of the TRAC Standing Committee and a number of sponsoring organisations. Since the mid-1990s, TRAC has been held—in alternate years—alongside the Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC) organised by the Archaeology Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (aka ‘The Roman Society’).

Recent Site Updates

  1. RAC/TRAC 2020 Registration is Now Open

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    The organisers of RAC/TRAC 2020 are excited to announce that registration is now open for our conference in Split, Croatia from the 15th – 19th of April 2019. Early-bird conference fees will be £70 student/unwaged and £110 waged. There are also day tickets available for non-presenters priced at £50. Click here to register now! The full conference program will be posted soon. In addition to the academic program, we have also organised three different excursions throughout the conference. Wednesday 15th April – Discover Burnum and National Park Krka; Friday 17th April – Discover the Island of Brač; and Sunday 19th April – Salona, Vitturi Castle, Ethno-eco village of Škopljanci Radošić, Trogir.
  2. RAC/TRAC 2020 Code of Conduct

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    By registering for a place at the Conference, you are automatically agreeing to the following Code of Conduct: This Code of Conduct applies to all participants in the joint RAC/TRAC conference to be held in Split 2020. Its aim is to ensure a positive and enjoyable intellectual, cultural and social experience for all. This conference aims to be inclusive, and to embrace diversity in all its forms. It should be a space for open debate and exchange of ideas free of harassment, bullying and abuse. All participants are called on to play a part in making sure this is the case. The conference welcomes participants regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, nationality, political views and religious beliefs. It seeks to celebrate the diversity of modern Roman Archaeology, and to increase the representation of those...
  3. TRAC 2020 Call for Posters

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    Poster Submissions (due 5th January 2020): We will be accepting both hardcopies and digital posters. Poster submissions for TRAC sessions should include: Title of the poster Name(s) of the author(s) Affiliation(s) Contact email(s) An abstract of 200 – 250 words Preferred format of the poster: 5 minute video presentation / PowerPoint automatized slide show / hardcopy in B1 size (70 x 100 cms) All submissions should be sent by email to the TRAC 2020 Split Local Organising Committee at trac2020split@gmail.com The proposals will be sent to the Local Organising Committee for review and poster proposers will be informed of the Committee’s decision by 15th January 2020.  
  4. TRAC 2020 Call for Workshops

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    We are pleased to announce the call for workshops in now open and will close on 15th November. The 30th annual TRAC will be held in the ancient City of Split, Croatia, on 16 – 18 April 2020. The conference will run theme sessions alongside workshops based on informal discussion groups. Proposals to organise a workshop should include the following information: Title of the workshop Name, affiliation, postal address and email of the proposer(s) A short description of the theme or subject area of the workshop and what the workshop format would look like (200-350 words) A list of equipment or material you might need to successfully deliver your workshop (LCD projector, etc.) Submissions should be sent by email to the TRAC Local Organising Committee: trac2020split@gmail.com Workshop proposals will be considered by the TRAC Local Organising Committee and proposers will be...
  5. TRAC 2020 Call for Papers/Posters

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    We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers/Posters for TRAC 2020 is now open. The Call for Papers will close 15th November and the Call for Posters will close 5th January 2020. The 30th annual TRAC will be held in the ancient City of Split, Croatia, on 16th – 18th April 2020.   Paper Submissions (due 15th November): Please indicate which theme session you wish to contribute to, or if you are submitting to the general session. Any papers that are not accepted for a themed session will be considered for the general session (organised by the Local Organising Committee). The different theme sessions and organisers are listed below. Paper submissions for TRAC sessions should include: Title of the theme session / general session you are submitting to Title of the paper Name(s) of the speaker(s) Affiliation(s) Contact email(s) An abstract of 200...
TRAC is the organisation behind the annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, TRAC Workshops, TRAC Proceedings (1991-2016), the TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology book series, and the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal (TRAJ). This site is maintained by the TRAC Standing Committee. Contact us for further details or inquiries.

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