ASMOSIA conference 2021

Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity

Veranstaltungstyp: Call for Papers

The sessions will encompass provenance and use of marbles and other stones, quarrying techniques and transport, weathering problems and restoration, and several more. As the conference will take place at the external frontier of the Roman Empire north of the Alps we will organize a session on »Production and trade of marble and other stones in the Alpine and Danube provinces – regional resources and Mediterranean imports«.

Particular focus will be on poster sessions to these topics, planned as a separate program item without any parallel sessions. In addition, the posters of each session will be on display during the complete conference so that they can be also visited during coffee and lunch breaks. The poster size will be A1 (width 594 x height 841 mm).

For each accepted paper (oral or poster), at least one author has to register in full and be present at the conference. Posters sent by post or brought to the conference by other people will not be accepted.


  • Submission of paper abstracts: December 15, 2020
  • Author notification: March 15, 2021
  • Submission of presentations: September 19, 2021
  • Full papers: March 31, 2022

Abstracts can only be submitted online.

The text should be between 200–400 words (in English). It should include: abstract title, full name/s of the author/s, their institutions and e-mail addresses, as well as three keywords. The content should aim at presenting the subject matter, the objectives, the results and the conclusions of the research.

The oral presentations cannot exceed 15 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion.

ASMOSIA is pleased to offer the Norman Herz Student Poster Prizes, named after the late first ASMOSIA president. It will be awarded to the best two student posters and will consist of € 300 for the winner and € 200 for the second best. Students who want to participate in the competition should declare this during abstract submission. The student posters will be evaluated by a group of experts appointed by the Executive Committee.

The Organizing Committee will take care of the publicationof the conference proceedings which will include posters as well the papers presented during the conference. The terms regarding the release of the conference proceedings will be separetely arranged between the author(s) and the publishing company.

Conference Language is English
28. Juli 2020 - 15. Dezember 2020
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and its Ephesos Museum