Hi all,

this looks fun!


Apologies for cross-postings

Dear Colleagues,

Until April 11th., 2014 you have time for sending a preliminar abstract (1000 words) for the Conference in


Barcelona, September 1st to 5th, 2014,

 Applications are welcomed on all subjects (from Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography and Political or Economic History) using different approaches to social simulation and presenting case studies from any region of the world and any prehistoric or historic period. Theoretical aspects of social and cultural evolution are also encouraged.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  

Applications of computational modelling in archaeology and history
Social organization and change
Cultural transmission and evolution
Long term socio-ecology
Human adaptation and climate change
Cooperation and social interaction
Trade and exchange
Origins of State
Origins of Agriculture
Economic History
History of War and Conflict
Paleolithic, Neolithic
Ages of Metals
Greek and Roman History
Medieval History
Modern History
For more information do not hesitate to contact the local organizers (juanantonio.barcelo@uab.cat). Detailed information, templates for submitting papers and EasyChair links for submissions and registration will be available at:    http://www.essa2014.eu/  This web page has been totally modified and adapted to the user.  Simulating the Past to Understand Human History is a special track of the SOCIAL SIMULATION-2014 Conference, so you should register at this conference to attend our special workshop.  Deadlines, registration and submission procedures are the same for all satellite conferences at this event.

This conference is a part of the:



Tutorials  and specialised workshops for software necessary for social simulations will take place during the conference. A Summer School on Social Simulation has also been scheduled for September 8th to 10., at the same venue.
Juan A. BARCELO Associate Professor of Quantitative Archaeology Dept. Prehistory. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona E-08193 Bellaterra Spain tel. +34935814335 personal web page: http://gent.uab.cat/barcelo