TRAC 2015 Call for Papers

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The 25th Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference is to be held at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March.

Proposals for papers of no longer than 300 words can be submitted for one of nine thematic sessions listed below, or for the general session. The session(s) intended for the paper must be clearly indicated in the proposal. If a thematic session is oversubscribed, submitted papers will also be considered for the general session. The deadline for paper submissions is: October 31st, 2014.

Those wishing to present a poster should submit an abstract of no longer than 250 words on the proposed topic, content, and aims. The call for posters will be issued on November 1st, 2014. The deadline for submission is: December 1st, 2014.

We will also be offering a Lightning Round in which postgraduate students will have 7 minutes to present their research. Students interested should submit an abstract of no longer than 150 words. The call for the Lightning Round will be issued on November 1st, 2014. The deadline for submission is: December 1st, 2014.

Proposals should be sent to

Please include either ‘paper’, ‘poster’ or ‘lightning round’ in the subject line of your submission.

All submissions will go through a peer review process.


The confirmed sessions for TRAC 2014 are

  • Camp and the City: Defining Military/Civil Spheres in the Roman East
  • Charmed, I’m sure: Roman Magic – Old Theory, New Approaches
  • Contextualising Coins, Assembling Contexts and Interrogating Agency
  • Nobilia Opera? Re-staging Greek Artworks in Roman Contexts. New
  • Approaches and Perspectives
  • Socks & Sandals: Historical Fiction as Archaeological Technique?
  • Socio-corporeal Practices in the Provinces
  • The Growth of Rome: Scale, Cost, and Extent closed session
  • The Potential of Current Approaches to Roman Public Architecture:
  • Debating Urban Spaces, People and Perceptions closed session
  • Theorising Space and Material Culture in Late Antiquity
  • Integrating Environmental and Theoretical Roman Archaeology Session Sponsored by the Association for Environmental Archaeology
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Roman Artefacts Session Sponsored Roman Finds Group
  • General Session

 The abstracts for each session can be found here.

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