Ruralia – European Association for Medieval and post-medieval rural Archaeology

RURALIA is an international association for the archaeology of medieval and post-medieval settlement and rural life. It provides a conference of current research questions in rural archaeology from most participating European countries to strengthen the exchange of knowledge in, and the development of, archaeologically comparable studies, and to make archaeological results available to other disciplines. The time range of RURALIA starts with the Late Antiquity / Early Medieval Period (c. 4th c.) and includes the post-medieval /early modern period.
The key activity of RURALIA is a conference on a specific and topical subject announced in an open call for papers. The conference takes place every two years in one of the participating countries. The conference language is English, abtracts will be published in German, English, French and the authors’ own language. The papers will be published in the peer-reviewed conference volume.
The co-ordinating body of RURALIA is the RURALIA GENERAL BOARD, made up of representatives of each of the participating countries and elected members; it is led by the President and a MANAGEMENT BOARD. The current president is Claudia Theune, Vienna (Austria).

RURALIA is an international association registered in The Netherlands,
KvK nr. 59152101
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Bank account: Rabo Bank
IBAN: NL97 RABO 0141 8068 77
BIC: RABONL2U Amersfoort
The Netherlands


the President – Prof Claudia Theune, University of Vienna, Depart. of Prehistory and Historical Archaeology, Franz-Klein Gasse 1, A- 1190 Vienna (Claudia.Theune@univie.ac.at)

the Vice-president – Prof Catarina Tente, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IEM – Instituto de Estudos Medievais,  Av. de Berna, 26 C, 1069-061 Lisboa, Portugal (catarina.tente@fcsh.unl.pt)


History of RURALIA