This is an international conference to explore the connections or interconnectedness of ‘Croatia’ with neighbouring peoples and cultures, as well as more distant links, from the earliest times up to the medieval period.
The conference will examine the routes and channels of communication (or lack of them) manifest through trade, technological transfer, artistic influence and conflict. Consideration of this theme will be applied to the whole of Croatia, both coastal and continental, from the Adriatic to the Danube; hence the title of the conference ‘Croatia at the Crossroads’.
The conference will feature presentations from some 24 archaeologists, some based in Britain, but the majority from Croatia. In addition the audience will include senior archaeologists from UK institutions; all of these will have interests and connections with the area and the subject. The presentations will feature material from a wide range of archaeological projects which have been conducted in Croatia over the past 20 years. It is hoped that the conference will reinforce contacts and will help to shape on-going and future research projects.