The Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium is an interactive forum run for and by graduate research students who focus on the archaeology of the Early Medieval period, roughly the period between the 4th-12th centuries AD.

EMASS aims to provide a constructive and interdisciplinary forum to facilitate discussion and debate between researchers from different institutions and specialities, in a constructive environment.

To read the EMASS manifesto, click here.

The annual EMASS conference, previously held in Cardiff, Exeter, Sheffield, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Chester, and Durham, is the primary venue for this discussion.


EMASS 2014 is now over. Thanks to everyone who participated!

EMASS 2015 will be hosted by the University of Oxford.


For more information on upcoming EMASS events, click here.

We warmly invite researchers of the early medieval period from across the globe and from any discipline to become involved!

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