Petnica 2018 ISSAS

Summer camp 2018 | 1/30/2018





Location: Petnica Science Center, Valjevo, Serbia

Date: 5th – 15th August 2018.

Program description:

The call for the 2018 International Summer School of Archaeological Science offered by Petnica Science Center (Valjevo, Serbia) is now open. Students of Archaeology, Science and related fields are invited to apply for a ten-day experience. Our interactive program is focused on a personalized training analysis of materials and accompanying documentation which will provide our participants with international knowledge required by the modern standards in archaeological research. A maximum audience of 12 participants is required for this year and the call is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Petnica 2018 ISSAS program consist of theoretical and laboratory sessions and a one-day field trip to nearby archaeological sites. The main goal of the course will be to investigate interconnectedness between traditional research questions, the archaeological context and the use of the appropriate instrumental techniques that offer precise empirical results. Petnica 2018 ISSAS will cover topics such as basic theories and approaches in archaeology and science, fundamentals of archaeological documentation procedure, processing archaeological artifacts and application of the most common physical-chemical analysis in modern archaeological research, such as spectroscopic (XRF, FT-IR) and chromatographic (GC-MS, HPLC) methods.

Petnica 2018 ISSAS participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate issued by the organizers, with a detailed curriculum of the Summer School. 

Petnica 2018 ISSAS Application:

For Petnica 2018 ISSAS, which will take place from August 5th to 15th 2018 at Petnica Science Center (Serbia), candidates are invited to submit their applications before the midnight of June 10st 2018 (Central European Time). The application documentation must include a CV and a brief letter of motivation (max. 300 words) which explains why the candidate should be considered as a participant in this year’s edition of the academic program.

Language: English

Course leader:

  • Vladimir Pecikoza, Petnica Science Center (Serbia)
  • Milan Marković M.A., Petnica Science Center (Serbia)
  • PhDc Diego Badillo, Università  degli studi di Firenze (Italy)


  • Submission deadline: June 10st, 2018
  • List of accepted participants: June 15th, 2018
  • Detailed program: June 20th, 2018

Petnica 2018 ISSAS Participation fees:: 500 EURO

The participation cost for the accepted participants is 500 EURO. This fee includes accommodation, three daily meals, full academic expenses, tuition, a field trip, expenses for laboratory materials, and the final certificate. The accepted participants will be requested to pay the participation fee after being accepted and before coming to Petnica 2018 ISSAS.

Petnica 2018 ISSAS contacts:

Milan Markovic –



Categories Events

Roman World 4

Conference | 1/22/2018



Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology, University of Belgrade

Faculty of Philosophy, Department of History, University of Novi Sad

Petnica Science Center

We are happy to announce the call for papers for the fourth conference Imperialism and Identities at the Edges of the Roman World. The conference covers various topics within the theme of social interactions directly or indirectly connected to the Roman socio-political system operating for several centuries in the Mediterranean and continental parts of Europe, Asia and Africa.

The goal of the conference is to enable an open discussion on a variety of approaches from different theoretical and methodological positions, as well as various disciplinary perspectives (archaeology, history, anthropology, art history, heritage studies). The IIERW is set to establish a wide network of scholars with different geographic and academic backgrounds and research experiences dealing with Roman imperialism and related issues.

The main topics of the conference are:

• Relations between the Roman imperialism and regional/local communities, “non-elite” or “marginal” social categories of various sorts (‘global and local’ social/cultural trends and the creation of different life-experiences)

• Social and cultural dynamics in the areas of interaction (contact, conflict, resistance, coexistence, socio-cultural creativity, connectivity and networks)

• Complexity, variety and intersections of social/cultural relations, realities and imaginations

• Diversity of construction and communication of identities

• Reflexive history of Roman studies

• Roman heritage

For the sake of clarity these topics could be narrowed down to the following issues (which are not strict thematic sections, but suggested general guidelines):

• General theoretical perspectives and methodology

• Social structure, organization and practices

• Economy and technology

• Military and diplomatic relations

• Settlements and dwelling customs

• Funeral and burial practices

• Material culture/materiality, agency and entanglement

• Religion and cult activities

• Performativity, “daily life“, entertainment

• Reception and utilization of the Roman past in the contemporary world

• Roman studies’ relations with the general public

The conference will be held at the Petnica Science Center, near Valjevo (Western Serbia), some two hours driving from Belgrade.


Keynote speakers:

Anna Collar (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)

Paul Erdkamp (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Andrew Gardner (University College London, UK)

Gordana Jeremić (Archaeological Institute, Belgrade, Serbia)

Neville Morley (University of Exeter, UK)

Almudena Orejas Saco del Valle (Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Madrid, Spain)

Ivan Radman Livaja (Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Croatia)


June 1st – deadline for the submission of abstracts

June 15th – the list of confirmed speakers

July 31st – deadline for accommodation booking

August 31st – the final program of the conference

Abstracts submission:

If you are interested in participating in IIERW 4, please submit your abstract to one of the following email addresses:; Submitted abstracts should be up to 250 words long. Authors should include names and their full affiliation.

Conference fees:



September 19th

35 €

Day before conference (optional)

September 20th

35 €

Conference day

September 21st

35 €

Conference day

September 22nd

35 €

Conference day

September 23rd

35 €

Conference day

Participation fee

40 €


It is possible for all of the participants to pay separately for each day of the conference according to their individual plans. The price of 35 € per day includes accommodation, three meals and all the costs of PS Center resources (wireless internet, library,…). A special discount is provided for those staying all four days (September 20, 21, 22 and 23) of the conference – 120 € total (September 19th and participation fee not included!). Participants will receive the book of abstracts together with other conference material.

If you should have any other questions, suggestions or comments do not hesitate to contact us.

Marko Janković, PhD

Research Associate

Department of Archaeology

Faculty of Philosophy

University of Belgrade

Vladimir Mihajlović, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of History

Faculty of Philosophy

University of Novi Sad