2023 May: 13th Experimental Archaeology Conference #EAC13, Torun, Poland


Organised by: EXARC & Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (PL)

Integrating the Archaeological Experiment into a Multidisciplinary Science and its Popularisation

Scientific observations conducted by the outstanding Toruń citizen Nicolaus Copernicus led to the breaking of dogmas and solving one of the greatest mysteries in the history of humankind; namely, they answered the question about the actual position of our planet in the solar system. We adhere to this scientific approach in the city of Copernicus also today, seeing our archaeological experiments as an essential and integral part of multi-faceted studies on human prehistory and history. 

borderThe medieval city of Toruń is on the Vistula River in north-central Poland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located halfway between the Polish capital of Warsaw and the major port city of Gdańsk. Toruń is well-connected with other Polish and European cities.border

By organising the Experimental Archaeology Conference (#EAC13) in our city Toruń, we would like to honour the unique role that experimental archaeology plays in such a modern, scientific and interdisciplinary approach to research to reconstruct life in the past. Therefore, we invite to participate in the conference, particularly those who conduct experiments closely related to archaeological and historical sources and verify their results using modern scientific methods and research tools. We are very curious how the knowledge obtained in this way is applied to archaeological studies and how it functions in the context of other findings, e.g., the results of palaeobiological, physicochemical, or environmental studies. Is it compatible or contradicting them? 

However, we also do not forget, of course, about the fundamental goal of each scientific study, which is to popularise the knowledge gained as a result of it in the broader group of recipients. Therefore, to participate in the conference, we would also invite those who base their educational activities on premises rooted in professional archaeological research or other scientific studies. Such action is, in our opinion, essential, being the only way to build a vision of the past in modern society that corresponds to reality, without simplifications and falsifications, unfortunately often served by the mass culture media.

Registration Fee (on site participation)

Conference 2 Days (1-2 May, 2023) 1 Day (1st OR 2nd May, 2023)
Regular (EXARC member) € 100 € 60
Student (EXARC member) €   65 € 40
Regular (non-EXARC) € 140 € 80
Student (non-EXARC) €   95 € 50
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń staff / students  €   25 € 25


Monday night, May 1st, 2023 € 30
Tuesday night, May 1st, 2023 (to arrange by yourself, at own expense) n/a


Excursion 1: Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (whole day), incl bus, entry, coffee and lunch
Maximum number of Participants: 55
 € 40
Excursion 2: The Malbork Castle
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (whole day), incl bus, entry, coffee and lunch
Maximum number of Participants: 55
 € 45
Excursion 3: Guided Tour Toruń
Sunday, April 30, 2023 (in the afternoon)
Maximum number of Participants: 35
For free (registration is required)


Sponsors for the online sessions
Please check the Sponsors' page for more information
 € 250 per hour


Call for Papers

The first call closed and abstracts have been selected, see here. The 2nd call for papers for the 13th Experimental Archaeology Conference (#EAC13) will close on January 8... Read more.


Please sponsor the EAC at 250 EUR per hour. With your contribution, you help us air lectures & presentations.
Sponsors help keeping the event free for both online participants and speakers. With your contribution we make it at all possible: broadcasting those presentations and make it free and accessible to those who otherwise would not be able to present at an international stage (open access). Please see our call for Sponsors here.


We offer three excursions. One is a preconference guided tour through Toruń on Sunday afternoon (30 April). The other two take place on day 3 (May 3rd) and take you to Biskupin or Malbork. Please check the excursions here.