CALL FOR PAPERS: City and Micro-region in the Ancient Mediterranean (and Beyond)

Next year, the Istanbul and Madrid departments of the German Archaeological Institute will organize two joint conferences on “City and Micro-region in the Ancient Mediterranean (and Beyond)”.

Madrid Conference

German Archaeological Institute in Madrid, 21st – 23rd May 2025

“City & Micro-Region Configurations”


City & micro-region configurations as complex socio-ecological systems

Temporal scales and dynamics in the transformation of city & micro-region configurations

City & micro-region configurations: Representation, Perception, and Planning

Istanbul Conference

German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul, 30th October – 1st November 2025

“Connection, Integration, and Global Perspectives”


Cities & micro-regions as agents of connectivity

The agency of the sea: Dynamics of maritime integration and separation

Beyond the ancient Mediterranean: City & micro-region configurations on a global and diachronic level

We welcome papers related to the themes set for the conferences in Madrid and Istanbul, ranging from the Iron Age to the Late Antiquity / Early Medieval periods. For the theme “Beyond the ancient Mediterranean” (Istanbul), proposals with a broader geographical and/or temporal scope are especially encouraged.

Please submit your proposals, including the title of your paper, a short abstract, and your affiliation, aligned with one of the conference themes, to by June 30th, 2024.

For the Call for Papers please use the following download.