DOGS - Past and present

First Announcement and Call for Papers
The Italian Association for Ethnoarchaeology (AIE)


An interdisciplinary perspective

14th-16th November, 2018

Rome, National Research Council (CNR)
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7 

Dogs are a crucial partner of humankind.

When, where, how and why were dogs domesticated?

What is their story? 

What is their role in traditional and non-traditional societies today?

Dog domestication and its success in prehistory and the role of dogs in the history of humankind  are complex themes, which are currently being studied and discussed by scholars of various disciplines.  In the last few years, data and hypotheses have progressively increased, sometimes controversially, in various fields of investigation. However, a lack of exchange between scholars of different backgrounds has hampered a real advance in the study of the connections between humans and dogs in history until the present day.

Therefore, this conference aims to create a platform for the exchange of practical and theoretical approaches for scholars from different fields of research (genetics, archaeozoology, archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, ethnography, anthropology, folklore and ethnomusicology) in order to reach a real interdisciplinary perspective on the history of dogs which will be pivotal for the future of research in this field.

You can participate with:

  • Oral Communication
  • Poster
  • Multimedia (video)


Abstracts 500-600 words in English or French, keywords and optional references and 1 picture, should be sent before the 31st May 2018

Registration form:

For further details please visit the conference website 



Francesca Lugli (AIE), Ivana Fiore (AIE - Collab. Lab. Bioarcheologia, MUCIV, Roma), Paolo Francalacci (Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari).
Stefano Biagetti (University Pompeu Fabra, CaSES Research Group, Barcelona), Andrei Novikov (Russian Academy of Science SB RAS, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Novosibirsk), Galina Sychenko (AIE).


40,00 €
Unless you have not completed yet your PhD, you are eligible for a discounted rate. It includes coffee breaks and lunches.

Please pay cash at the registration desk


70,00 €
It includes coffee breaks and lunches.

Please pay cash at the registration desk


Interested in helping us during the days of the conference? We always need someone who support us in a variety of tasks, including reception desk, wardrobe... you will enjoy our coffee breaks and lunches, and hopefully attend most of the conference as well!

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