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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".

METALAGES 2024 Call for Papers

The METALAGES 2024 colloquium will take place on 23rd October in Florence (Italy). The call for papers is now open and will close on 28th June 2024.

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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