AGM & Europa Conference 2022: Sans frontières: mobility and networks in Neolithic Europe in honour of Prof Eszter Bánffy

Bournemouth University


The Prehistoric Society Europa Conference 2022: Sans frontières: mobility and networks in Neolithic Europe will be held at Bournemouth University from 17-19 June 2022. This year the conference celebrates the achievements of Prof Eszter Bánffy, German Archaeological Institute, in the field of European Prehistory.

Confirmed speakers for Saturday 18th include: Timothy Darvill (Bournemouth University); Jane Downes (University of Highlands and Islands, Kirkwall); Daniela Hofmann (University of Bergen, Norway); Krisztián Oross (Institute of Archaeology Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest); Pál Raczky (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest); Knut Rassmann (Romano-Germanic Commission, German Archaeological Institute, Frankfurt am Main); Alasdair Whittle (Cardiff University).

Along with two full days of lectures, the conference will also include a half-day field trip to Dorset Museum and Maiden Castle on Sunday 19 June. In addition, the conference will feature exhibitors and a poster display. Those interested in displaying a poster should send a 150 word abstract to Annabell Zander ( by Sunday 8 May 2022


Europa Conference 2022: a message from the President of the Prehistoric Society, Clive Gamble

I write this invitation to our Europa Conference as the tragedy in Ukraine unfolds. The study of our prehistoric past has always united archaeologists and all those interested in deep history. 

Our Europa Prize was founded by Sir Grahame Clark thirty years ago to honour the contribution of outstanding prehistorians to our subject. This year we will be celebrating the lifetime achievements of Hungarian archaeologist Professor Eszter Bánffy (German Archaeological Institute) at our Europa Conference at Bournemouth University, 17–19 June 2022. 

Her recent volume First Farmers of the Carpathian Basin: Changing Patterns in Subsistence, Ritual and Monumental Figurines appeared as Prehistoric Society Research Paper number 8 in 2019.

Europa Conference 2022 Sans frontières: mobility and networks in Neolithic Europe will affirm in ways we could not envisage during its planning that Europe will never be divided. 

I look forward to welcoming you to hear our distinguished speakers and their latest insights on a formative period in European society. This year we will be able to meet in-person for the first time at either a conference or day-meeting since 2019.

Prehistory has never mattered more.


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