Venue: University of Padua, Italy

The aim of this 12th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics, in accordance with former edition, is the promotion of the methodological development and use of scientific techniques in the study of archaeological and historical ceramic materials for interpreting and solving issues on provenance, production, usage, conservation, age, and technological changes over times and places. Due to interdisciplinary character of this type of studies, researchers and scholars from both human and science background will share their experience and results obtained in their most recently researches. This would encourage scientists with different expertise to join together in new research projects.

Keeping the traditional themes of former editions, the 12th EMAC will cover the following topics:

  • -methodological developments;
  • dating ceramics;
  • experimental firing;
  • technology and provenance;
  • alteration and conservation;
  • glazed pottery;
  • ceramics as building materials;
  • technical ceramics.

Participants will contribute to the meeting through oral and/or poster presentations, selected by the Scientific Committee on the basis of the abstracts submitted. Each oral presentation will be 15 minutes long, including discussion and closing arguments.

Participants from non-European countries and researches on materials also from other continents are both very welcomed, and will contribute to expand the methodological, technological and cultural knowledge in the study of the ancient ceramic materials.