Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2023:

At the Collegium Historicum,

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Friday 5 – Sunday 7 May 2023

Click Here to Register for the Conference

The fifth annual Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress (and the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology’s first in-person conference since Glasgow 2019) will be hosted by the archaeology Department of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. Poznań is a historically important city that was one of the key political centres for the emerging Polish state in the medieval period. It has an extensive post-medieval urban fabric, with Polish, Prussian, mannerist, and other influences visible in the old town (Stare Miasto) centred on the vibrant and attractive Old Market Square (Stary Rynek), which includes the famous 16th – century Old Town Hall. Polish colleagues have been strong supporters of past SPMA Congresses (whether in-person, or online during Covid), and as the society looks to begin alternating our annual Congress between the UK and the rest of Europe, we were enthusiastic about the opportunity to visit and support such an important growth region for our discipline.

Research on post-medieval and historical archaeology from around the world has been showcased at previous Congresses, demonstrating the breadth of interest and knowledge in our field from researchers at all stages of their career, whether academics, students, commercial, or community archaeologists. The annual Congress is open to all researchers to report current and recent research on any aspect of post-medieval/later-historical archaeology. There is no geographical focus and we have welcomed papers from around the world.

Click here for the location of the Collegium Historicum

Registration Opens on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May:

Registration is from 08.15.

Location: Adam Mickiewicz University’s Collegium Historicum – in the university’s new campus (the Kampus Morasko) north of the city centre.

Getting to the venue

PMAC23 is being hosted by Adam Mickiewicz University’s Collegium Historicum in the university’s new campus (the Kampus Morasko) north of the city centre. This is where the paper presentations on Saturday and Sunday will take place. The Friday night reception at the Poznań Archaeology Museum (7:00 pm) is the only conference event taking place in the city centre.

Unfortunately, the fast and convenient direct tram that connects the city centre with the conference venue is down for maintenance the weekend of the conference. Here are detailed alternative instructions on how to reach the conference venue.

By Uber / Taxi

Uber is available in Poznań. ‘Library of the Collegium Historicum UAM, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 7, Poznań’ is available as an English-language destination option in Uber. This will take you to the correct location. If you use another language in Uber, the street address is ‘Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 7, Poznań’If you prefer Uber over public transport, you may be able to find colleagues to share with from the city centre during the Friday night reception.For taxis, ‘Collegium Historicum, Kampus Morasko, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 7’ will be a good written address to show drivers with whom you don’t share a language.By Public Transport The best starting point for public transport is the central Rondo Kaponiera public transport hub just to the west of the old city. Google Maps link:,16.910322,17z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x47045b34fcdede77:0x84bac4b4cf24101c!8m2!3d52.4083728!4d16.9127451!16s%2Fg%2F11dyxb1b9x

Easy to use ticket machines that offer an English-language option are available at Rondo Kaponiera. There is also a staffed information/ticket booth in the underground section of the hub (though not all staff may speak English).From Rondo Kaponiera take tram 3, 10, 12, or 15 to Armii Poznań street (4 stops) and there change to bus number T12. Take the T12 bus all the way to the Sobieskiego estate (final stop). From there, walk the short distance to the Morasko campus and the Collegium Historicum building (No. 7, University of Poznan Street; in Polish, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 7).

Map references for the Collegium HistoricumThe Collegium Historicum on Google Maps:’00.1%22N+16%C2%B055’17.1%22E/@52.4667042,16.9188391,443m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m4!3m3!8m2!3d52.466701!4d16.921414

The Collegium Historicum on Google Streetview:,16.9217802,3a,75y,200.84h,94.84t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s7_SyKWUCbdWS9GaI4tJpFg!2e0!!7i16384!8i8192

***Currently The fast tram from the city centre to the conference venue will still be down the weekend of the conference. We will update methods of travel to the venue soon!***

IMPORTANT: The Collegium Historicum is not in the university’s city centre campus, but is located in the new campus north of the city.

Friday 5th May Choice of Tours (Pre pay via eventbrite has now closed):

Walking Tour of Poznan:

Meeting point: Ostrów Tumski – Genius Loci Museum

Address: Ostrów Tumski, Posadzego Street No 3, Poznań

Meet at 09.30

Then at 11.15 meet on the square in front of the cathedral.

Tour due to finish around 15.00

Tour to Lednica

Meeting point:  Summer Railway Station, Dworcowa Street, Poznań.

Meet at: 08.45-09.00 (departure at 09.00)

Tour due to finish around 15.00pm

The Friday evening reception.

All conference delegates are warmly invited to the Friday evening reception at 7:00 PM the Poznań Archaeology Museum. The museum is located in heart of the historic city centre, just off the Stary Rynek old town square. Address:  Poznań Archaeology Museum, ul. Wodna 27, Palac Gorkow, 61-781 Poznan

The reception is included in registration fee, and will include light refreshments and drinks.

Here’s the archaeology museum’s English-language website:

Here’s a Google Maps link

PMAC23 Programme

Please see below to download the full programme and abstracts for PMAC23

Please do note as well we have the Paul Courtney Student Travel Award Scheme click here for details

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