Archaeology and Gender in Europe

Welcome to the website of the EAA Community Archaeology and Gender in Europe (AGE)!

Conference on "Frauenraub im Altertum" 2nd and 3rd november 2018 in Berlin

There will be a conference on "Frauenraub" in Antiquity at the 2nd and especially the 3rd november 2018 in Berlin. More information and the conference program can be found at The conference will be held in German and English; you can follow the conference through #frauenraub2018 on Twitter.

AGE session at the 24th EAA Annual Meeting, 5th - 8th September 2018, Barcelona

This year's AGE session at the EAA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, 5th - 8th September 2018, on the topic "Gender and Colonialism" (session ID #170) is organized by Sandra Monton-Subias, Beatriz Marin-Aguilera and Leila Papoli-Yazdi. The session will take place at Thursday, Sept. 6th, from 14:00 to 18:00 in room UB 209, and includes eleven papers. We look forward to see you there!
For more information, see the scientific program at the EAA 2018 Annual Meetings Website!

AGE business meeting at Sept. 5th

The business meeting for the AGE Community of the EAA will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5th, from 14:00 to 16:00 in room UB 206.
Please note: time and place will not be marked in the Annual Meetings program.

Other sessions which might be interesting for AGE members at 24th EAA Annual Meeting

A lot of sessions are announced for this years EAA Annual Meeting: Therefore, here is a small list of those sessions might be of interest for AGE members:

  • session #170 AGE EAA Session On “Gender And Colonialism”
  • session #302 Gendered, Diverse, Inclusive Archaeological Museums? Proposals And Experiences For A More Equal Approach To Heritage
  • session #363 Human, posthuman, transhuman digital archaeologies
  • session #385 Moving Forward Through A New Gendered Funerary Archaeology. Current Research And New Perspectives On Differences And Inequality In Prehistoric Societies
  • session #724 Engendering Strategies For The Dissemination In Archaeological Sites And Museum
  • session #744 The Women Dimension In Archaeology: Between Politics And Social Constrains
  • session #752 Gender in Movement
  • 24th EAA Annual Meeting: Gender balance in keynote speakers

    A total number of eleven keynotes will be given at the 24th EAA Annual Meeting; the keynote lectures will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6th and Saturday, Sept. 8th, from 18:40 to 20:00, after the regular sessions have finished. The conference organizers made special effort to find as many women as men as keynote speakers, and so 6 of the keynotes are give by female colleges! The list of keynotes lectures can be found at the EAA 2018 Annual Meetings Website!

    AGE Pilsen session has been published

    The 2013 Pilsen AGE session on Gender and violence, organized by Uroš Matić and Bo Jensen, has been published! You can find more information about the book at at the publishers website.

    New section on working groups at the EAA webpage

    The EAA website had been reorganized, and each working group got their own section there now. Please also visit the webpage of our working group there, which can be found under EAA ommunities -> Archaeology and Gender in Europe. Contributions by AGE members are also welcome there!

    AGE Istanbul session has been published

    The 2014 Istanbul AGE session on “Binary bind:” deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice, organized by Lara Ghisleni, Emily Fioccoprile and Alexis Jordan, has been published in the September issue of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. You can find the issue as a whole at at springer as well as the online view-only link for the introduction.

    Congratulations to María Ángeles Querol Fernández!

    The 17th European Archaeological Heritage Prize has been awarded to María Ángeles Querol Fernández and Martin Oswald Hugh Carver. María Ángeles Querol Fernández, who has been nominated for the European Archaeological Heritage Prize by AGE, got the award for her pioneering, persistent and ongoing achievements within the development of archaeology as an academic discipline at Spanish universities, the reformation and decentralization of the Spanish heritage administration, and the development of high ethical standards for archaeological practice.

    The whole laudatio can be found at the webpage of the EAA.

    About us

    The proposal for a EAA working party on Gender and Archaeology in Europe arises from the EAA session Gender, Identity and Materiality celebrated in Malta 2008.

    The first official action of the current party has been the organization of a round table session by the same name on “Gender and Archaeology in Europe” in the 2009 EAA meeting. In tune with our goals we invited young speakers from seven different European countries in Europe to present their views on the professional situation of professional women archaeologists working in Europe and their views on what gender archaeology should be.

    After that, AGE organized sessions on various topic at each EAA Annual Meeting as well as other conferences. Details can be find at the page actions.

    Area of concern

    The working party has as its area of concern the discussion of Gender issues in European archaeology, where gender is considered both as a structural element to be studied in the past and as influencing research in the present. It will thus address the study and understanding of gender arrangements in the past and the study and understanding of how current gender systems affect archaeology as an academic and professional practice.