The Society for the Exploration of EurAsia and the Abteilung für Vorderasiatische Archäologie of the University of Bern have the pleasure of inviting you to convene for the conference

Cultures in Contact
Central Asia as Focus of Trade, Cultural Exchange and Knowledge Transmission

Our theme aims at exchanging scientific information, learnings and conclusions stemming from new archaeological investigations and discoveries related to the multiple issues concerning urban cultures of Central Asia and their developments.

The conference will take place in Switzerland at the University of Bern from 13 to 15 February 2020.
(Please also visit the website of the last conference Urban Cultures of Central Asia 2016 as well as the corresponding publication for further information on the topic Cultures of Central Asia.)

You will find all relevant information on this website.

Welcome to Switzerland!

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission until: 15 May 2019
  • Notification for acceptance of paper: 12 June 2019
  • Final programme: 30 June 2019
  • Application for international travel grants for Speakers with accepted abstracts until 15 July 2019
  • End of Registration:
    Speakers with accepted abstracts: 30 June 2019
    Visitors/Students: 1 February 2020