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Recent news

Continental UISPP Congress Asia website live

The congress website for the upcoming Continental UISPP Congress Asia (27 October - 6 November 2025) is now live. The congress will take place across a range of venues in south-central Java (Indonesia) and is organized by Satya Wacana Christian University.

International Master's in Quarternary and Prehistory

The International Erasmus Mundus Master's in Quaternary and Prehistory (IMQP) programme aims to provide students with a robust educational foundation for their future professional endeavours. The call for applications for the 2024/25 academic year is now open.

IIPP Scientific Meeting – "Risk and Resource: The Response of Prehistoric Communities"

The LIX Scientific Meeting of the IIPP will be held in Florence (Italy) and will be dedicated to the theme: “Risk and Resource: The Response of Prehistoric Communities to Environmental Challenges".

UISPP, founded in Bern on 28 May 1931, brings together all disciplines that contribute to the study of Prehistory and Protohistory including Archaeology, Anthropology, Palaeontology, Geology, Zoology, Botany, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, History, Genetics, Mathematics and others.

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