Abbildung Flyer BernBabylon

From Bern to Babylon and about everthing in between and beyond.

Conference: 7-9 November 2024

BernBabylon is a laid-back space where researchers from diverse areas and disciplines can mingle and share ideas. Whether you're a wordsmith, an archaeology enthusiast, or an art history buff working on Mesopotamia, Anatolia, the Levant, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Central Asia, or the Aegean – your presence is eagerly awaited! Join us for a vibrant exchange of knowledge and experience. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to introduce new ideas and projects, regardless of their scale, and engage with experts from diverse fields. In order to stimulate exchange of ideas and benefit from personal interaction, BernBabylon is an on-site event.

Climate of the past and societal responses to environmental changes

Flyer Climate of the past

Conference: 5-8 June 2024

The conference is organized by researchers from history, archaeology, environmental and climate sciences of the Universities of Bern and Yale. It aims to provide a comprehensive framework, exploring the broader theme of societal responses to historical climate changes and the evolution of societies, institutions, and economies in both prehistoric and historical contexts

Categorising Ceramics

Abbildung mit einer Keramik-Typologie

Methods and Issues in Establishing Pottery Typologies

Workshop: 11–13 April 2024

Although the way we deal with pottery is highly dependent on research traditions in different periods and geographic areas, we time and time again face the same methodological problems, which can simply be summarised by: How do we categorise ceramics? The workshop aims to create a platform for exchange and discussion and to connect all those at the IAW (and beyond) who work on ceramics. Besides PhD and postdoc researchers, we encourage in particular BA and MA students to participate! Rather than presenting the material culture of a site, region or period, we would like you as a participant to explicitly address the problems when studying a pottery corpus: Pick a problem you’ve faced and present it in a way that colleagues from other areas can participate in the discussion and share their expertise and experience.


Mobility and Archaeogenetics in Central Asia People – Goods – Ideas

Third International Conference on Central Asian Archaeology 11th–13th January 2024

The conference will take place in Switzerland at the University of Bern from 11 to 13 January 2024.




Conference: Mittani

Conference: Mittani – An Enigmatic Empire

October 21–23, 2022

Weiterführende Informationen finden Sie hier.

On the Move

On the Move - Migration in Antiquity

April 10–15, 2022

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Nacht der Forschung

Blau beleuchtetes Hauptgebäude der Universität - aus dem Innern leuchtet es pink.

Nacht der Forschung 2022

Die Nacht der Forschung war ein voller Erfolg, denn es wurde schon vor dem Beginn um 16 Uhr angestanden und bis in die späten Stunden war unser Grabungszelt ein begehrtes Ziel!

Fotos der Nacht der Forschung

Buchvernissage Archäologischer Dienst Bern

Abseits der grossen Seen. Archäologie und Erhaltung der neolithischen Unesco-Welterbestätte Seedorf, Lobsigesee.

Peripheries of the Late Neolithic Corded Ware Phenomena

Workshop: 31.05 – 02.06.2018

Prähistorische Seeufersiedlungen am Ohridsee, Mazedonien


zur Ausgrabung der Universität Bern und Besuch Frau Suter Tejada, Schweizer Botschafterin in Skopje. (2. Von rechts).

Doktorierenden-Kolloquium – TriKanDok 2016


Datum: 26.-27. Januar 2016
Zeit: 09:00 - 17:00

Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften, Universität Bern