Ankündigungen von Fachtagungen, sowohl durch die GfA und extern organisiert sowie Calls for Papers u.ä. Workshops fallen unter diese Kategorie, wenn sie als reine Abfolge angekündigter Vorträge ausfallen. Workshops mit Beteiligung der Teilnehmenden fallen unter die Kategorie „Fortbildungen“.

Conference on Life Course Analysis

26-27 October 2021 in Rostock (Germany) and/or online.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, the International Max Planck Research School ‚Population, Health, Data Science‘ and the Academy of Sociology are organising the following conference:

Life Course Analysis
Theoretical perspectives, methodological innovations, and empirical applications

The life course approach has made a lasting impact on the social sciences. It provides a dynamicperspective on individual lives, which are seen as evolving processes shaped by critical transitions. Moreover, the approach stresses the embeddedness of individual life courses in socioeconomic and cultural contexts. This perspective has been highly influential across many disciplines, and it has spawned a rich andfast-evolving literature.

The main goal of this event is to bring together researchers to present and discuss recent developments in life course analysis and to contribute to advancing the field. This includes (1) theoretical perspectives on the life course; (2) methodological innovations in quantitative methods and qualitative methods; and (3) empirical applications of the life course approach from across the social sciences and beyond, including studies on health, families, labor markets, and migration.

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts of original research papers. The submission deadline is 31 May 2021. Get more information from the call for papers.


27th Annual EAA Meeting

8 to 11 September 2021 in Kiel (Germany).

The European Archaeological Association (EAA) will hold their 27th meeting under the motto

Widening Horizons

The conference is planned to be held in a hybrid format or exclusively online, depending on the development of the COVID pandemic.

Many sessions are connected to biological anthropology, e.g. the following:

#5 Understanding Prehistoric Demography

#149 Bioarchaeology of Health, Lifestyle and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages

#344 How Many People? Archaeological Approaches to the Study of Past Demography

#412 People on the Move: Changing Genes, Cultures and Languages

#421 Demography in Archaeology beyond Boom and Bust? Critical Examination of Phases of Under- and Overpopulation

#428 Adult Age-at-Death in Past Populations: Widening Horizons of Methods, Approaches and Interpretations

#468 Biosocial Archaeology: When Ancient DNA Opens the Discussion to Social Structures

#475 Human Bone and Tooth Artefacts in Hunter-Gatherer Contexts – Case Studies, Analyses, Interpretations and Theories

#533 Bioarchaeological Approaches towards Understanding the Impact of Different Forms of Crises on Human Lifeways

Contributions can be submitted until 26 February 2021. Early-bird registration at a reduced fee ends on 6 April 2021. Get more information from the conference website.


14th International Meeting of the GfA


24 to 27 February 2022 in Berlin.

Humans and Humanity in Movement

The 14th international meeting of the Society for Anthropology (Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, GfA) will be held at the Institute for Prehistoric Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany).

More information is coming up on the conference website.

11th Fields of Conflict Conference

September 2021 in Edinburgh (Scotland, UK).

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh will host the 11th biennial Fields of Conflict Conference, dedicated to conflict, battlefield and military archaeology. While the meeting was originally planned for 24 to 27 September 2020 it has been postponed because of the Covid 19 pandemic and will likely be held in September 2021 as announced on 30 April 2020. Updates will appear on the meeting website.

Fields of Conflict 2020