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The International Phytolith Society (IPS) together with the host institution Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel) and the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) are glad to welcome you to the 12th IMPR!



  • The dates of the meeting have been extended, with scientific sessions 7-11 September 2021 
  • The meeting will be virtual (not hybrid, as previsouly hoped). The online platform for the meeting is Hopin Software Hopin - Information
  • The scientific program of the 27th annual meeting of the EAA is available here 27th EAA 
  • If you wish to attend the meeting without presenting but have not yet registered, please contact 12impr@email.uni-kiel.de
  • For female participants: check out the Frauen aufs Podium! grant in the left menu! Application deadline 30/08/2021


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UPDATE  12 November 2020


Dear colleagues,

we hope this message finds you well and we thank-you for your patience!

The 12th IMPR will take place 8-11 September 2021 in Kiel. 

The meeting is planned as hybrid event, allowing both in-person and remote participation. Updates concerning the possibility to attend in-person will follow in 2021, as corona regulations and travel restrictions in Germany and elsewhere change constantly.

This time the IMPR will be exceptionally integrated within the 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), with theme: “Widening horizons” (EAA2021). The EAA annual meetings attract hundreds of scientists dealing with different aspects of archaeology and related fields of study of the human past. We consider this a chance for growth, visibility and exchange for the phytolith community.

At the meeting you will find several "IMPR-sessions", which will cover the topics previously announced and welcome contributions ranging from various aspects of phytolith research and applications. The sessions abstracts will be available in December for you to read more and chose where you prefer to send your contribution. The call for abstract is open between 16 December 2020 and 11 February 2021.

For the logistics of the event, concerning registration and abstract submission, information are available here: registration policy.

We hope that this unique format for the 12th IMPR will lead to a fruitful exchange beyond the respective discipline boundaries, while maintaining the possibilities for expert discussion among specialists, and widening our horizons.

We look forward to receiving your contributions and meeting you, virtually and hopefully also in person!


Keep healthy and safe! See you in September!