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Beyond the Veil – Spirituality in Prehistory – Romania

July 22, 2008

Each year, 50-60 student presenters from throughout Romania and abroad participate in a student conference on Archaeology, History and Museum Studies. On behalf of the organizing committee, we invite fellow students from all over the world to the 16th annual student conference entitled “Beyond the Veil – Spirituality in Prehistory” to be held 27-29 March 2009 in Alba Iulia, Romania.

The topic is spirituality in prehistory. We will consider concepts such as religious and magical practices, rites and rituals, as well as sacred locations and buildings. We will be looking at a range of time periods from the Paleolithic to the end of the Iron Age. We seek papers from diverse theoretical, practical and methodological standpoints that further the discussion of these areas. This meeting will provide an ideal forum for the exchange of information and ideas on recent research and discoveries between students of Archaeology, History and Museum Studies from around the world. We aim to create a stimulating and open scientific atmosphere to support the interaction of students from various different backgrounds.

The conference will be divided into the following 3 sections:
1. Religious and magical beliefs;
2. Rites and rituals; and
3. Sacred locations and buildings.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 December 2008. The deadline for
registration is 31 January 2009.

For more information on the conference, abstract submission, and registration, please visit our website at If you would like more information or if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us by email at or by telephone at +40 721-680-888 (Otis Crandell, International Relations).

The proceedings of the conference are published annually in our nationally accredited academic journal, BCSS

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  1. July 22, 2008 1:38 pm

    Sounds really interesting. European native culture – Europe’s long indigenous heritage – is something I know almost nothing about, but the idea has always been facinating to me. Most of the life of humankind in that part of the world had nothing to do with the massive Judeo-Christian and Greek culture influences we now associate with it.

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