The Congress is organized in twelve sessions, within which thematically structured panels comprising five lectures each take place. All interested parties are welcome to submit proposals for such panels by 15 March 2017.
- The human factor: demography, nutrition, health, epidemics
- The impact of natural environmental factors on ancient economy: climate, landscape
- Systems of production: land use, industry, technology, artistic production
- System of extraction: mining, pollution, technology,
- Distribution: trade and exchange, monetarization, credit, networks, transport, infrastructure (e.g. ports)
- Consumption: daily and luxury consumption, conspicuous consumption, waste, recycling, diet
- Economy of cult: investment, religious and ritual consumption, economics of death
- The role of the city in the ancient economy: urban infrastructure, relations between town and country
- The military economy at war and peace
- Economy of knowledge: education, innovation, literacy
- Methodology: survey archaeology, natural sciences, quantification
- Other topics outside the main theme of the conference are open to suggestions
The call for panels is open now and will remain open until 15 March 2017.