Conference info


Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 November 2022.

Registration costs

25 € registration fee for waged participants.
7€ registration fee for students and unwaged participants.

Timetable (to be updated)

Deadline for the Call for Papers – 30 June

Notification of acceptance of papers – mid July

Registration opens – early August

Publication of programme – early August


Thanks to donations at festivalCHAT and PilgrimCHAT, the CHAT Standing Committee is offering 3 bursaries of £75 to attend the Lisbon conference. Details to be announced soon on the main CHAT website.

Organizing committee

Tânia Manuel Casimiro (NOVA University of Lisbon) and Rui Gomes Coelho (Durham University, UK), are archaeologists who work in the fields of historical and contemporary archaeology, focusing on topics such as colonialism and decolonization, globalization, slavery, migrations, industrialization and heritage management.


The conference venue will be the Padrão dos Descobrimentos in the riverside neighborhood of Belém. The padrão is accessible by public transportation (train, tram, bus) from Lisbon’s city center (30 minutes) and Lisbon’s international airport (1 hour).

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We very much hope to come together to meet in person in Lisbon for our first face-to-face meeting since 2019. At this early stage we cannot give any firm statements regarding our policy regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. We will adhere to all public health guidelines that are in place in Portugal to ensure that participants are as safe as possible. We will be sure to communicate a more detailed policy and guidelines closer to the date of the conference.

Click here for current information on Portugal’s COVID-19 regulations.


We are very grateful to the Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra and EGEAC-Empresa de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural for sponsoring the meeting.


We are grateful for the support and encouragement provided by the following organisations:

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