• The ICAANE International Committee

  • The International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) is a biennial conference cycle initiated by archaeologists from several European universities. The first ICAANE took place in Rome in 1998. Since then, the congress has been held every two years  at a different European university.

    The host of each ICAANE is chosen two years in advance by the ICAANE Scientific Committee.
    The congress brings together around 800 to 1000 participants from international institutes and universities. The meeting starts by an opening ceremony followed by several thematic sessions scheduled simultaneously over 5 days. An average of 500 talks is estimated for a meeting. Special side events and activities could take place around the ICAANE. A special session is dedicated for the General Directors of south West-Asian  countries. The meeting ends with a closing ceremony that discusses statements, the speech of the International committee of ICAANE and to announce the future hosting country.

    In 2016, a statement was released by the community  regarding the threat to Cultural heritage in the Near East and North Africa during the 10th ICAANE-Vienna.
    Since 2008, the proceedings are published via Harrassowitz Publishing House.
  • The ICAANE International Committee

  • Members:
    Pascal Butterlin - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Bleda Düring - University of Leiden
    Marian Feldman - Johns Hopkins University
    Karin Kopetzky - Austrian Academy of Science
    Wendy Matthews - University of Reading
    Adelheid Otto - Ludwig Maximilian University
    Frances Pinnock - Sapienza University of Rome (Secretary General)
    Ingolf Thuesen - University of Copenhagen (Chair)
    Cristina Tonghini - Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • Honorary Members:
    Manfred Bietak - Austrian Academy of Sciences
    Hartmut Kühne - Free University of Berlin
    Paolo Matthiae - Sapienza University of Rome
    Diederik Meijer - University of Leiden
    Alan Walmsley - Macquarie University
    Irene Winter - Harvard University
  • List of all ICAANE conferences

  • Year Country Organisers
    1998 Italy Sapienza University of Rome
    2000 Denmark University of Copenhagen
    2002 France University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
    2004 Germany Free University of Berlin
    2006 Spain Autonomous University of Madrid
    2008 Italy Sapienza University of Rome
    2010 United Kingdom University College London and The British Museum
    2012 Poland University of Warsaw and Kazimierz Michałowski Foundation
    2014 Switzerland University of Basel
    2016 Austria Austrian Academy of Sciences
    2018 Germany Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
    2021 Italy University of Bologna
    2023 Denmark University of Copenhagen
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