The programme is available here


The conference sessions are classified according to geographic or methodological/specific topics, and will be introduced by an invited speaker. The distinction between geographic or methodological/specific topics is largely based on operational reasons, more than on strict scientific grounds

The sessions and titles are as follow:

Session A. Archaeometry and Technological Change
Invited speakers: J. Buxeda i Garrigós, M. Madrid i Fernández, J. G. Iñañez (ARQUB, Catalonia, Spain)
Title: Archaeometry of the Technological change in societies in contact

Session B. Global Cultural Impact
Invited speakers: D. Gaimster (The Hunterian Museum- University of Glasgow, UK)
Title: Cultural impact of ceramic distributions around the globe

Session C. Local Cultural Impact
Invited speakers: K. Deagan (Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, USA)
Title: Cultural change at a local scale: the pottery evidence

Session D. Technical Ceramics
Invited speakers: M. Martinon-Torres (University College London, UK)
Title: Metallurgical ceramics: pottery for the global metals

Session E. Europe and the Mediterranean
Invited speakers: C. Capelli (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy)
Title: Pottery in the Mediterranean in a Global World

Session F. Africa and the African Diaspora
Invited speakers: I. Pikirayi (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Title: Ceramics - A resilient technology: group identities and transformations in Africa

Session G. Asia and the Pacific
Invited speakers: P. Grave (University of New England, Australia)
Title: Pottery in the Pacific and the Early Modern Economy

Session H. North America
Invited speakers: P. Fournier (Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México)
Title: Colonial pottery in North America: the Mexican case

Session I. Central and South America
Invited speakers: M. I. Therrien (Fundación Erigaie; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia)
Title: Indigenous pottery in a Colonial World: evidences in Colombia

The conference will take place in two parallel oral sessions. The order of the sessions will be decided when organizing the final program according to room availability, intended communications, and session topics.
Two poster sessions are scheduled and will be distributed according to intended communications, and session topics.
GlobalPottery aims to create a real space for scholar discussion. In this way, the presence of archaeological materials, archaeometric samples and results is encouraged. The Congress organizers are working towards providing binocular and petrographic microscopes, as well as facilities, for enabling archaeological and archaeometrical observations and discussions by the participants.