PZAF 2017

Toruń 23rd-25th March

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The sixth Postgraduate Zooarchaeology Forum
will be held in Toruń, Poland in March 2017.


Postgraduate ZooArchaeology Forum

The Postgraduate ZooArchaeology Forum (PZAF) is a supportive environment for postgraduate students (both Masters and PhD) and early career professionals to present their research and meet people with similar research interests. Founded in 2009 by Richard Madgwick and first held in Cardiff in 2009, further PZAF events have been hosted in Paris in 2010, Sheffield in 2012, London in 2014, and Tarragona in 2015.



The sixth PZAF is being organised by Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in collaboration with Zooarchaeology lab, University of Sheffield, and will be held Toruń, Poland, from 23rd-25th March, 2017.

PZAF2017 will be an informal conference allowing attendees to gain presentation experience and network with fellow zooarchaeology researchers before larger conferences such as ICAZ.

We welcome submissions relevant to zooarchaeology from all stages of research (preliminary to completed) and all chronological and geographical locations. Whilst oral and poster presentations will be limited to postgraduate students and early career professionals, we encourage the wider academic and professional community to attend to maximise cross-fertilisation of knowledge.

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PZAF is not just about research and new collaborations – we are also keen to encourage networking. Therefore we are planning communal lunches, evening beverages on Friday, and an excursion on Saturday.

Further information will be posted on this website as it becomes available, so please keep checking back for more information or like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

PZAF 2017 is funded by:


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