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EMFA 2017 : 6th European Meeting on Forensic Archaeology


When Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017
Where Rome, Italy
Submission Deadline Jun 2, 2017
Categories    forensic archaeology   forensic geoscience   forensic anthropology   art/antiquity crimes

Call For Papers

The American University of Rome and the ENFSI Group Forensic Archaeology are delighted to invite you to the 6th European Meeting on Forensic Archaeology (EMFA 2017) taking place August 18-19, 2017 in Rome (Italy), organized by the American University of Rome in the beautiful decor of Villa Borghese, one of the most famous and beautiful landscape garden of Rome.

This scientific meeting will bring together practitioners, researchers and educators from around Europe and beyond who are engaged in the field of Forensic Archaeology. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the present state and further development of forensic archaeology; to present forensic case studies and R&D work (e.g. archaeology, anthropology, GIS, geophysics, human taphonomy, soil, art/antiquities crimes, etc.); to meet foreign colleagues; and to inform you on the advancement of the ENFSI forum for Forensic Archaeology.
Additionally, a workshop on Art and Antiquities Crimes and an on-site visit to the RaCIS (Scientific Investigations Carabinieri Group) bureau will be offered during EMFA 2017.

Call for papers
You and your colleagues are also kindly invited to give an oral presentation and/or present a poster on the above Forensic Archaeological topics during the EMFA 2017. It is estimated that each oral presentation will last circa 20-30 mins, depending on the total number of presentations.
The abstract submission of both oral and poster presentation oral paper will be via email to, as soon as possible and not later than June 2nd, 2017.

Information and Registration
The EMFA 2017 starts on Friday, August 18th, at 09:00am and ends on Saturday, August 19th, at 4:00pm.
A 150 Euros fee is asked to cover conference costs, including workshops, coffee breaks, and lunch.
A social dinner on Friday 18th evening will be optional and an additional fee of 30 Euros will be paid at the registration desk in Rome.
For additional information, please contact:
Pier Matteo Barone:
Mike Groen:

To register before January 15th, please send an email to:
Stefania Costelli:
For the registration after January 15th, please wait for details in the 2nd Call for Paper.

We thank you in advance and hope to be able to greet you in Rome, Italy.

Yours sincerely,
Pier Matteo Barone, The American University of Rome (
Valerie Higgins, The American University of Rome (
Mike Groen, Chair ENFSI Forensic Archaeology (

Important Dates:

Registration via email open December, 1st 2016

Abstract Submission open
(please specify oral and/or poster) December, 1st 2016

Online registration open January,15th 2017

Abstract Submission closed
(please specify oral and/or poster) June, 2nd 2017

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