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. 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
  2. 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/
  3. 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
  4. Join the TRACommunity!

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    The Standing Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the TRACommunity. This platform will allow us to engage more with our members by providing email updates on all TRAC publications and events. It’s free to join and membership is informal and open to all, regardless of age, gender, nationality, language, religion, sexual orientation, experience, or education. By joining the TRACommunity you will be added to the TRAC mailing list and become an official TRAC member, giving you the right to attend the annual general meeting (AGM), elect members to the Standing Committee, take decisions over future conference venues, and propose and/or decide on changes to the constitution. We look forward to welcoming you to the Community – join now!       
  5. TRAJ Volume 1 (2018) – Deadline for Submissions Announced

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    TRAJ is a new open access journal that provides a venue for innovative and interdisciplinary research in the field of Roman Archaeology. The journal promotes the use of theoretical approaches to the Roman past and facilitates fresh interpretations of datasets, rather than solely the presentation of archaeological data. To publish in the first volume of TRAJ, please submit an expression of interest and an article abstract of no more than 500 words by Friday June 16th 2017. We will inform authors whether a full manuscript is requested by Friday 23rd June. The deadline for manuscript submission for selected papers will be Friday September 1st 2017. Papers will be selected for the journal on the basis of a double-blind peer review process. Reviewers are primarily drawn from the TRAJ advisory committee; however, other subject specialists will also be called upon to review submitted...
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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