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Welcome to “TRADE – Transformations of Adriatic Europe (2nd – 9th c.)” conference website




We would like to remind all congress' participants that the deadline for papers' submission is December 31st 2016.

You can download the Guidelines for the authors at this link. All papers can be submitted through email at our address

Thank you for your collaboration!




The definitive Programme and Book of abstracts for TRADE conference can be viewed and downloaded from the Programme page. 


We would also like to remaind all participants that conference registrations are planned from 8 to 9 on Thursday morning, but will also be possible throughout Thursady or on Friday. If possibile, please hand in your posters or presentations when registering, otherwise please hand them in during a break before your session. Thank you for your collaboration!



TRADE – Transformations of Adriatic Europe (2nd – 9th c.) wishes to bring together all those specialists working in the Adriatic area on different archaeological aspects pertaining to the complex period of transformation between Roman antiquity and the Middle Ages.

We would like it to be an opportunity to share the results of the last years of field research in the different territories of the Adriatic area, but also to deal with more complex questions through six different sessions and posters:


  • Urban landscape transformations
  • Rural landscape transformations
  • Fortifications
  • Religious and funerary transformations (churches, monasteries, cemeteries etc.)
  • Regional trends for Late Roman and Early Medieval landscapes’ transformations (rural and urban)
  • Trade routes


Our invitation is open to all researchers who deal or have dealt with these issues in current Adriatic Europe, in order to create a new database for historical reconstruction.

Organized and supported by diverse institutions from both Adriatic shores, TRADE conference will take place at Zadar (Croatia), hosted by the Department of Archaeology of the University of Zadar.

Find out more in our Call for Papers and feel free to contact us with any inquiry.



Our Call for papers is now closed and a preliminary conference programme has been drafted. You can review it at the Programme page.

It is now possibile for all participants to proceed with fee payment, and we kindly ask those who haven't to fill out the registration form.

More information is available in the first Participant's circular, while, when available, additional information will be posted here. 


Sveučilište u ZadruUniversity of Zadar
Archaeology Department

Univerzitet BolognaAlma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

Institut Arheologije

Institute of archaeology


Hrvatsko arheološko društvo

 Hrvatsko arheološko društvo

Fondazione Flaminia - Per l'Università in Romagna

Fondazione Flaminia
Per l'Università in Romagna

Il Centro Studi per l'Archeologia dell'Adriatico

Il Centro Studi per l'Archeologia dell'Adriatico