TRAC 2020

The 30th Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference

Split, Croatia (Thursday 16 April – Saturday 18 April 2020)

The conference will run alongside the Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC)



Following the decision of the Croatian government to postpone all public events with more than 100 participants until further notice we are mindful of the impact this could have on RAC / TRAC in April 2020. With colleagues from numerous countries now unable to attend due to travel restrictions, and conditions in many areas expected to worsen in the short term the circumstances have grown steadily more challenging. Given the unpredictability of the situation, the Croatian Academy wishes to postpone RAC/TRAC. As such, we are now planning to delay for 12 months and hold RAC/TRAC in Split from 7-10 April, 2021, with pre-and post-conference excursions.

We appreciate that this news will be disappointing for many for you. However, our hope is that the 2021 conference will remain substantially similar to that originally planned, and feature the same sessions and speakers where possible. Tickets will automatically be rolled over to next year, so that there will be no need to rebook. We hope that you will be able to join us next year and be supportive of a difficult decision made in even more difficult circumstances.

We understand that many flight operators are willing to rebook flights for people whose plans have been disrupted by the coronavirus. We also recommend contacting your travel insurance company as soon as possible.

We are happy to provide a formal confirmation that the event has been postponed to anyone who requires one.



We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference will run alongside the Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC) in the historic centre of Split, Croatia, taking place from Thursday 16th April to Saturday 18th April. Three excursions will be offered throughout the conference, see here for details.

The conference will take place in a number of venues across the historic centre of Split, including portions of Diocletian’s palace, the Milesi Palace, and the Municipal Museum of Split.

The DRAFT programme is now available: RAC/TRAC Programme

Registration is now open! Register here: Registration.

By registering for a place at the Conference, you are automatically agreeing to the following Code of Conduct.

Please note: This is a participative conference where more than half the delegates are speaking, so all delegates are expected to pay the conference fee. This helps keep the fees as low as possible and also maximises participation and engagement.


For details of accommodation in Split see:


For travel guidance to Split see:


For information on the conference venues and the history of Split:


For information regarding childcare services:


NB: Information regarding RAC is available here:

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