Valcamonica Symposium 2021 – CALL for PAPERS

Dear Collegues and Friends

The Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici is once again organising the Valcamonica Symposium. More than a year after the start of the pandemic, which delayed numerous initiatives and prevented new research and interactions between institutions and researchers, this congress aims to facilitate communication and exchanges and to establish new contacts and collaborations, redefine objectives and facilitate planning.

The Valcamonica Symposium will be an opportunity to present new research and news on rock art sites from around the world; it will allow us to deepen the debate on specific issues, geographical locations and specific periods, but above all it aims to become a stimulus to share reflections and research methods, to review the tools of museumization in light of  new potential for sites, in museums and on social platforms.

The official languages of the Valcamonica Symposium are: English, Italian, French and Spanish.

The Auditorium Cittadella Cultura, Capo di Ponte, Valcamonica, Italy. We hope that the VCS can take place in person, or via a mixed approach with part of the audience and speakers connected through an IT platform (e.g. zoom).

The Scientific Committee has proposed a number of session titles.
Applicants are invited to send in their abstracts indicating a preferred session, contributions on other topics will also be considered.
The posters will be published on the web page dedicated to VCS2021, will be present within the proceedings and it is hoped that they will also be exhibited in the hall.

Sessions currently proposed
– New research and news in world rock art
– The aesthetic and semiotic research of rock art
– Rock art didactics and museology
– Rock art and contemporary social network platforms
– Rock art and statue stele in Valcamonica and in the Alps (Chair A. Fossati; by invitation only)
– History of research and research methodology
– Rock art and landscape (chair H. Steberglokken, J.M. Gjerde)
– Cognitive, Intellectual and cultural interface of rock art (chair G. Kumar)

During the VCS2021, there will be two panel dedicated to the CAR-ICOMOS and PRAT-CARP committee

Presentation method
Fill in the form at the following link or by sending an e-mail to  indicating your name, affiliation, contact details and an abstract of up to 250 words.

The deadline for submitting proposals: 6 April 2021
Notification of acceptance of proposals: 30 April 2021
Full article submission for publication within the proceedings: 1 August 2021

Speaker registration (online or in person, in the hall): € 100 for registration by 31 May 2021 (the fee includes: publication of your article in the volume of proceedings, a paper copy of the documents to be collected at the CCSP headquarters, any shipping costs are not included, and a certificate of participation). From the 1st of June 2021 the fee is set at € 150;
Poster registration (online or in person, in the hall) € 60 (the fee includes: publication of your poster in the volume of the proceedings, pdf of the proceedings of the Valcamonica Symposium, and a certificate of participation). The aim is to print and display the posters in the hall.

The organization of outings or events (dinners, exhibitions or evenings) will be evaluated based on the situation of the pandemic.

Scientific Committee

ABREU Mila Simões de, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal; CCSP, Italy
FOSSATI Angelo E., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano; Le Orme dell’Uomo, Italy
GARCÍA ARRANZ José Julio, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
HERNANDEZ LLOSAS Maria Isabel, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
HEYD Thomas, University of Victoria, Canada
KEYSER James D., Oregon Archaeological Society, USA
KUMAR Giriraj, Rock Art Society of India, India
MCDONALD Josephine, University of Western Australia
MASAO Fidelis T., University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
MATTIOLI Tommaso, ArcheoRes, Italy
PEDROTTI Annaluisa, Università di Trento; CCSP, Italy
STEBERGLØKKEN Heidrun M.V., Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
TECCHIATI Umberto, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Honorary President VCS2021: Emmanuel Anati, Founding President of the CCSP

Executive and Operational Committee
ABREU Mila Simões de