EXARC Conferences, Meetings and Workshops

The virtual world is very important for EXARC, but nothing beats meeting other members in person - people with similar professional interests and backgrounds. EXARC regularly organises conferences offering a platform from which to present yourself and your activities / research, but also a place for more informal exchanges of experience. Those conferences and meetings are open for both members and non members. Besides our own conferences, EXARC often co-hosts conferences or sessions in many different countries.



#FinallyFriday is there at last!

We are happy to present a monthly online session hosted by Matilda Siebrecht. She pairs archaeology and journalism with a healthy curiosity into the past, crafts, experiments and much more.

#FinallyFriday is all free of charge and open access for both EXARC members and non-members alike. We bring together two EXARC members with overlapping interests which they discuss from different perspectives. You can listen in, and ask questions or present your take on the subject. Following on the discussion, our specialists will go live in an interactive session with those who tuned in. After that, we go to the virtual pub!

See you then, a great way to start the weekend!


2020 November - Workshop Weekend, Wilhelminaoord


Ever wanted to learn how to weave, make glass beads or carve spoons? Now is your chance. November 6-8, EXARC organises a workshop weekend in the Netherlands. This is especially geared towards those working with ancient techniques, in experimental archaeology, but also in live interpretation.

EXARC will offer a host of different workshops to choose from, and if you like you can learn something new every day. The weekend will take place in Wilhelminaoord, in a large hostel-like building with enough class rooms and in the back yard a prehistoric village. This is the perfect place for both indoor and outdoor teaching of ancient technology. We will follow all Covid-19 measures in place at that time but technically have place for about one hundred participants...

2020 November - Archaeological Approaches to the Study of the Potter’s Wheel, Amsterdam (NL)

Co-organised by
University of Amsterdam (NL)
University of Hradec Králové (CZ)

The recent past has witnessed a flowering of scholarship explicitly addressing the way that individuals, communities, and societies responded to the introduction of the pottery wheel. In region after region, period after period, existing potting traditions were adjusted, altered, supplanted, or otherwise changed as potters negotiated with the different practices that this technological device enabled.

2021 March: 12th Experimental Archaeology Conference EAC12, World Tour

Experimental Archaeology: the Past in the Future

The #EAC12 Conference will be an “around the world in 80 experiments” taking place in March 2021 (exact dates to be confirmed). It will start in New Zealand & Australia, turning towards Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America as the time proceeds. #EAC12 has online lectures as well as presentations by local hotspots in different time zones. With the lectures and hotspots, #EAC12 shows the diversity of experimental archaeology and the geographic spread. EAC12 is open access, and will include many ways of interaction between the participants, the speakers and the hotspots...