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“.

89th AAPA Annual Meeting

15 to 18 April 2020 in Los Angeles (California, USA).

The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) will be held at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live (900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca. 90015).

Symposium proposals can be submitted until 15 August 2019. The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 October 2019. Proposals for workshops, discussion sessions or training events are due until 15 November 2019. Get more information from the meeting website.



18 October 2019 in Allendale (Michigan, USA).

The Midwest Bioarchaeology & Forensic Anthropology Association (BARFAA) will meet at the Grand Valley State University from 8am to 5pm. Registration will begin in August 2019, more detailed information will be posted in mid-August on the BARFAA website. Papers and posters focusing on bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology can be submitted until 4 October 2019, 5pm Eastern Time.

Registration fees will be 40$ for students and 45$ for postdoc participants. Inquiries and submissions can be made to Gwyn Madden at Grand Valley State University’s Anthropology department.

AAFS 2020 Annual Meeting

17 – 22 February 2020 in Anaheim (California, USA).

In 2020, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. The meeting theme is

Crossing Borders

The submission deadline for contributions is 1 August 2019. Get more information from the meeting website.


8th PPA Meeting in South America

14 to 16 August 2019 in São Paulo (Brazil).

The 8th South-american meeting of the Paleopathology Association (PPA) will be hosted by the University of São Paulo and São Paulo city. It has the following motto

Paleopathology: Building connections

Abstract submission and early registration deadline is 10 May 2019. Get more information from the conference website.


Joint AAA/CASCA Meeting 2019

20 to 24 November 2019 in Vancouver (Canada).

In 2019, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Canadian Anthropological Society (CASCA) will join forces to organise their annual meetings together. The conference has the guiding theme

Changing Climates
Changer d’air

Paper submission is possible until 10 April 2019 (3 pm Eastern time) through the AAA submission system. In the period from 17 April to 15 May, submissions for „late breaking sessions“ will still be accepted. These will deal with current events and topics. Advance registration ends on 20 March 2019, standard registration on 31 October 2019. Onsite registration will only be possible until 20 November 2019. Get more information from the conference sites of the AAA and the CASCA.


5th Annual ISEMPH Meeting

13 to 16 August 2019 in Zurich (Switzerland).

The International Society for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health (ISEMPH) is organising its 5th meeting at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM) in Zurich, welcoming students, researchers, clinicians and other people with a vested interest. It is the ISEMPH’s declared objective to foster interdisciplinary contacts and discussion which is also a core interest of its meetings.

The abstracts deadline is 1 April 2019. Early registration already ended in November 2018 but regular registration is open until 1 August 2019. Get more information from the conference website.


13th GfA International Meeting

23 to 27 September 2019 in Göttingen (Germany).

The 13th International Meeting of the Society for Anthropology (Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, GfA) will be held at the Centre of Anatomy of Göttingen University. The guiding them is

Weal and Woe
Health and wellbeing from an anthropological perspective

Get more information from the conference website.

European Association of Archaeologists 25th Annual Meeting

4 to 7 September 2019 in Bern (Switzerland).

The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) will hold its 2019 annual meeting in Bern. Bioarchaeological contributions fit into several of the six Themes defined by the organisers.

Session #169 „Crimes in the past: archaeological and anthropological evidence“ is co-organised by GfA member Negahnaz Moghaddam.

Session #243 „Times of change: Late Neolithic lifestyle and population dynamics in Central Europe“ is co-organised by GfA members Inga Siebke and Sandra Lösch.

Papers can be submitted from 19 December 2018 to 14 February 2019. Early-bird registration ends on 31 March 2019, regular rate registration on 30 June 2019. Get more information from and register on the conference website.