11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

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The Organizing Committee on behalf of the LMU invites all scholars working on subjects related to Near Eastern Archaeology to participate in the 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE), which will take place at the LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) from 3–7 April 2018.

The 11th ICAANE will cover all aspects of the archaeology of the Near East, from prehistoric to Islamic times, from archaeological fieldwork to art historical, historical and philological studies, as well as Cultural Heritage.

All sessions and workshops will take place in the main building of the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU).

The opening ceremony and key-note lectures will start on Tuesday, 03.04.2018, at 10 am at the Große Aula (LMU main building).
Registration desks will be open on Monday between 4 and 8 pm in Amalienstr. 52 and on Tuesday from 8.30 am onwards in the main building.

There will be two receptions, one at the Glyptothek on Tuesday (7pm), and another one at the main university building on Friday (7 pm).

Please join us for the panel discussion on Cultural Heritage on Thursday in the Große Aula.
The poster sessions will take place on Friday, 1-2 pm and 6-7 pm.

Please click here for the updated programme and the abstracts of the 11th ICAANE.

Please click here for the workshop schedule of the 11th ICAANE.

Please click here for information on posters and poster sessions.

1st Circular (PDF, 112 KB)

2nd Circular (PDF, 0,86 KB)



We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Munich! 

General Information

  • Every participant of the conference has to register.
  • Registration and submission of papers will be possible from 1 April, 2017 onwards.
  • The deadline for submission of proposals for papers, workshops and posters is 31 July 2017
  • The proposals for papers should be up to one page (as a word document or as a pdf document)
  • The proposals for papers, workshops and posters should be sent to: icaane2018@lmu.de
  • Speakers are allowed to give one lecture only.
  • All speakers are requested to observe a 20 minute limit for their papers.
  • All speakers and presenters of posters must be registered for the congress.
  • Speakers studying for a degree without a PhD in hands need a supporting statement from their supervisor.
  • Congress languages are English, French, and German.
  • All papers have to follow the UNESCO convention of 1970.