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A Happy Summer to everyone!

New Publications

Two new books


Helen L. LONEY: Social Change and Technology in Ancient Italy


Mark PEARCE: Rethinking the North Italian Early Neolithic

(see here for details)


The ACCORDIA Lectures

We have an exciting 2014 - 2015 Programme nearing completion,

Events/Italy Lectures for details!

Accordia Research Papers XII is OUT!

All members should have received their copy by now. Please get in touch if you haven't


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Accordia Research Papers 13  "Rethinking the Italian Neolithic" is a special issue. It publishes the specialist workshop held at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in May 2010, with the addition of some invited papers. Publication will be during 2013.

Prehistoric Houses at Morgantina:   
(Excavations on the Cittadella of Morgantina in Sicily, 1989–2004):    

A New Book by Robert Leighton

NOW PUBLISHED!     for details, see Publications

Etruscan Literacy in Social Context:  a new book containing papers from this Conference is being prepared for publication. We are working hard, so please be patient!

Accordia is a research institute in the University of London. It operates in association with the Institute of Archaeology UCL and with the Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. It is dedicated to the promotion and co-ordination of research into all aspects of early Italy, from first settlement to the end of the pre-industrial period.

We organise lectures, research seminars, conferences and exhibitions on aspects of Italian archaeology and history, and publish a regular journal on the same theme.  Accordia also has an extensive programme of research publications. We publish specialist volumes, seminars, conferences and excavation reports. Our policy is to encourage and support research into early Italy, especially by younger scholars, to get new work disseminated as rapidly as possible, and to improve access to recent and innovative research. We believe our books and our journal represent a valuable contribution to the development of the subject area. Accordia publishes its own Journal, the Accordia Research Papers.

We also run - or are associated with - a number of research and fieldwork projects based in Britain and in Italy.

Accordia operates on a voluntary, non-profit basis, supported by subscriptions and donations. Publications are self-financing. Everyone gives their services without payment.

Accordia operates in association with:

Institute of Classical Studies,
School of Advanced Study,
University of London

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Institute of Archaeology
University College London

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