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 the initial conferences, TRAC continues to organize an annual conference and to produce a publication of selected Proceedings within 12 months. Individual conferences are primarily organized by a Local Organizing Committee with the support of the TRAC Standing Committee and a number of sponsoring organizations. Since the mid-1990s, TRAC has been held – in alternate years – alongside the Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC) organized by the Archaeology Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (aka “the Roman Society”).

Recent Site Updates

  1. Call for Papers: 1 Week Deadline Reminder

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    We have had many exciting proposals so far for TRAC 2018 but we are still looking for more to fill our schedule. This is a reminder that there is one week left until our deadline. The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is Friday 6th of October 2017. Submissions should be sent by email to the TRAC 2018 Local Organising Committee: hca-trac2018@ed.ac.uk. A full list of sessions, and a link to the submission form can be found here http://trac.org.uk/events/conferences/trac-2018/. We look forward to hearing from you,   TRAC Local Organising Committee  
  2. TRAC 2018 Call for Papers is now Open

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    The TRAC  local organising committee is delighted to open the Call for Papers for RAC/TRAC 2018. A full list of sessions and session abstracts can be found here (http://trac.org.uk/events/conferences/trac-2018/), as well as an application form and the session schedule. The deadline for applications is Friday the 6th of October. Submissions should be sent by email to the TRAC 2018 Local Organising Committee: hca-trac2018@ed.ac.uk. We look forward to reading your proposals, Best regards, TRAC local organising committee
  3. TRAC 2018 Schedule and Call for Papers

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    We are very pleased to announce that the sessions for TRAC 2018 have been selected, and we are now working on finalising the schedule. The sessions will be announced alongside the call for papers at the end of this month, as well as two general sessions, The TRAC Local Organising Committee
  4. TRAC 2018 Call for Sessions Last-minute reminder! Due 30 June

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    This is a reminder that the TRAC 2018 Call for Sessions will close this Friday, June 30! All the information you need, and a template for submission may be found at the sites below. Please send your submissions to: hca-trac2018@ed.ac.uk We look forward to reading your proposals! Best Regards, The TRAC 2018 local committee http://www.ed.ac.uk/history-classics-archaeology/news-events/events/theoretical-roman-archaeology-conference-2018 http://trac.org.uk/events/conferences/trac-2018/
  5. Call for Sessions Deadline Reminder – June 30

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    The TRAC 2018 Call for Sessions closes very soon: 30 June! Submit your proposals today! http://bit.ly/2rN3FET All the information you need should be provided on the page linked. Please complete the template with your proposal. Then send it by email to the local TRAC organising committee at hca-trac2018@ed.ac.uk. Feel free to email any questions you might have if you don’t find the answers on the page linked. We look forward to reading your proposals! – The TRAC 2018 Local Organizing Committee
TRAC is the organisation behind the annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, TRAC Workshops, TRAC Proceedings (1991-2016), and the TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology series. This site is maintained by the TRAC Standing Committee. Contact us for further details or inquiries.

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