General info

The gate to the Main Campus of the University of Warsaw (© University of Warsaw)

It is our pleasure to announce the Call for Papers for the NESAT XV Conference which will be held at the University of Warsaw, Poland, from 22nd to 24th May 2024.

Following the tradition of previous NESAT Conference editions, the NESAT XV Conference in Warsaw will focus on the study of archaeological textiles in Northern and Central Europe, spanning from the Neolithic to historical periods. We invite submissions that explore textile discoveries within their broader contexts, including technical, social, cultural aspects and meanings, as well as various facets of textile production and economy. Additionally, we encourage papers that discuss research methodologies and methods, and theories related to textiles.

Proposals for 20-minute oral presentations should include an abstract in English, with a maximum length of 350 words, as well as the presenter’s personal details (title/degree, name, affiliation, email address, and, if available, ORCID ID number). We can accommodate a maximum of 48 oral papers over the course of the three-day proceedings.

Furthermore, there will be a poster session featuring a maximum of 32 posters. If you opt for a poster presentation, please submit an abstract of up to 200 words. The NESAT Scientific Committee reserves the right to suggest a change in the type of presentation based on the submitted proposal.

The deadline for submitting proposals for both oral presentations and posters is 31st October 2023. Please send your submissions to:

The Organising Committee:
Agata Ulanowska
Marcin Wagner
Magdalena Woźniak
Marta Żuchowska
Katarzyna Żebrowska

For the last three editions of the NESAT conferences, see: NESAT XII Hallstatt 2014 (with a history of NESAT conferences); NESAT XIII Liberec 2017; NESAT XIV Finland (online) 2021.


Information about the programme, Books of Abstracts and excursions for the NESAT XV Coference will be published on March 15th 2024.

Important dates

Deadline for submitting proposals:  October 31st, 2023
Approval of proposals: November 30st, 2023
Registration opens: November 30st, 2023
Deadline for registration and payment:  February 29th, 2024
Publication of programme and the Book of Abstracts: March 15th, 2024
Deadline for submission of contributions for the NESAT XV volume: October 15th, 2024

Please mark these dates in your calendar to ensure timely submission of proposals, registration, and contribution submissions!



The registration fee is €100, payable to:

Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland, bank account with IBAN: PL93 1160 2202 0000 0005 7085 9941; Millennium Bank; BIC/SWIFT: BIGBPLPW.

Please provide your NAME and SURNAME, as well as “NESAT XV Warsaw,” in the payment order.
The fee covers the conference packet, including the Book of Abstracts, free admission to all scientific events, and refreshments during coffee breaks.

The conference party is scheduled for May 24th, 2024, in the Roof Garden of the University of Warsaw (new) Library, located at Dobra 56/66 Street. The price for the party is €20.


The building of the Old University Library (© University of Warsaw)

The NESAT XV Conference will be held in Warsaw on 22–24 May 2024 at the historical building of the Old University Library, located at the Central Campus of the University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 Street.

The Old University Library, located at the heart of Warsaw’s main Campus of the University of Warsaw, is a historic structure built in the late 19th century. Designed in the neoclassicist style, it was created by renowned architects Antoni Jabłoński-Jasieńczyk and Stefan Szyller. Adorning the front wall of the building are numerous sculptures, all depicting the theme of knowledge, wisdom, and education. Positioned on either side of the entrance are statues of Demosthenes and Sophocles. The back wall showcases busts of prominent ancient writers, philosophers, and scholars, including Homer, Socrates, Kato, Hippocrates, and Aesop. Crowning the front wall is a sculpture featuring three muses.
Originally intended as the primary location for the university library, the building incorporated specific architectural solutions to accommodate extensive collections. Notably, fire-resistant steel frames were implemented throughout the seven-story warehouse section.
As the 20th century progressed, the library’s storage space became insufficient and gradually filled up. During the communist era, the building fell into disrepair and deteriorated. In the early 21st century, a new building was constructed to the east of the Main Campus, serving as the new home for the library collection between 2003 and 2005. The Old University Library building has since been restored and its interior completely rebuilt and modernised, while retaining some of the original decor in the front section.

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