ICArEHB Dialogues 2024

The ICArEHB Dialogues series was developed in 2021 as a platform to represent the breadth of research that the centre covers and to engage international researchers and the public with the research of leading experts whose work falls within ICArEHB’s research agenda and themes. With these goals in mind, this year we invite everyone to reflect with us and our invited speakers, based on current evidence…

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44th conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology (2024)

“Environmental archaeologies of origins and transitions in prehistory” will be hosted at ICArEHB (University of Algarve; Faro, Portugal) during May 3-4 2024, in collaboration with the Milà i Fontanals Institute for Humanities Research (IMF, CSIC) (Barcelona, Spain). 

In this international conference we aim to bring together environmental archaeologists, palaeoecologists, environmental scientists, and others who investigate responses, resilience and adaptability of past societies to new and changing landscapes and ecosystems. 

We plan to open registration and abstract submissions in the autumn of 2023. Please feel free to contact the organisers if you have any queries. 

Conference organisers: Dr Ceren Kabukcu (, ICArEHB); Dr Aroa García-Suárez (, CSIC, IMF); Dr Anna Rufà Bonache (, ICArEHB); Dr Cláudia Maria Cordeiro da Costa (, ICArEHB)

Scientific committee: Dr João Cascalheira (ICArEHB); Dr Ana Isabel de Sousa Horta Dias Gomes (ICArEHB); Dr Célia Maria Alves Gonçalves (ICArEHB); Dr Patrícia Diogo Monteiro (DGPC, ICArEHB); Dr Hugo Rafael Oliveira (ICArEHB); Dr Berta Morell Rovira (IMF, CSIC)

66th Hugo Obermaier Society annual meeting

The 66th Hugo Obermaier Society annual meeting will be held in Faro in 2025, and hosted by ICArEHB.
The conference will take place on 22-24 April 2025.
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SAFA 2025

ICArEHB to host SAfA 2025

SAfA, the Society of Africanist Archaeologists, has announced the venues for the next two SAfA conferences: Rice University (USA, 2023) and Universidade do Algarve (Portugal, 2025).

The conference will take place on 22-26 July 2025.

SAfA hosts biennial conference where organizers enhance the ways in which the theory and practice of African archaeology and its methods, procedures, and ethical underpinnings can support the priorities of the peoples of Africa and the Diaspora.

ICArEHB is very proud and excited to be chosen as the host for the 2025 event.

The Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) is an organization of archaeologists, researchers from associated disciplines and others who share an interest in African archaeology and African societies. Our membership is international, with participation from Africa, the Americas, Europe,  Asia, and Oceania, and is actively involved in research in many African countries.

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