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2018 September - Archaeology for the People: Exhibition, Experience and Performance, Kernave, Lithuania

Thursday, 13 September, 2018 to Saturday, 15 September, 2018

Organised by: EXARC

The conference “Archaeology for the People” addresses all those professionally interested people in public archaeology, (open-air) museums, living history and interpretation. While archaeologists discover ever more sites and gain insight in the past, the challenge is to convey these stories accurately to the public in an appealing way. There are many formats on how to tell the stories, archaeology teaches us. Over 300 archaeological open-air museums show one way, a multitude of live interpretation professionals are active every day, and many people demonstrate archaeological known techniques like flint knapping in museums, public libraries and many other sites. We invite all these people to Lithuania for the conference ‘Archaeology for the People”.

The conference takes place September 13-15, 2018 and is organised by EXARC together with the Administration of the State Cultural Reserve of Kernavė in Lithuania (Kernavė Archaeological Site).Venue will be theAdministration of the State Cultural Reserve of Kernavė, Kerniaus 4a, LT-19172 Kernavė, Širvintų distr., Lithuania. This site is very close to Vilnius which is well reachable through its international airport. 

Call for Papers

The conference Archaeology for the People seeks best ways and practices for conveying values of archaeological heritage for the public. The participants are invited to present and discuss issues of investigation, contextualisation, presentation and interpretation of archaeological and experimental archaeological heritage both in theoretical and practical contexts, present their current experience and insights for the future.

Please send your abstract for a presentation or poster before January 10, 2018 to: Abstracts should be 100-200 words. Please indicate clearly if the abstract is for a poster or a paper and include author names, author affiliation and an email address for the corresponding author.


Registration will open early 2018. We aim to keep the registration fees low. Also those presenting a paper or poster will need to register.


Draft November 2, 2017

Day 1 - Thursday, September 13, 2018

09.00-12.00arrival, accommodation, registration
13:00-15:00session 1
15:15-17:00session 2
17:00-18:00visiting the museum exhibition
19:00Welcome dinner (sponsored by the Administration of the Reserve).

Day 2 - Friday, September 14, 2018

09:00-10:30session 3
10:45-12:00session 4
13:00-15:00session 5
15:15-17:00session 6
17:00-18:30visiting the territory of the Reserve and the open-air museum exhibition
EveningSocial event

Day 3 - Saturday, September 15, 2018

Excursion, leaving to Vilnius

Saturday Night: Vilnius (at own expense)


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