• Umbrellas of Kyoto, Japan / Luke Zeme / CC BY-NC-SA; https://flic.kr/p/dqotD4


Welcome to WAC-8 Kyoto

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Eighth World Archaeological Congress it is a great pleasure to invite colleagues from across the globe to come to Kyoto, Japan from the 28th of August to the 2nd of September 2016.

This is the first time that the main conference of WAC has been held in East Asia and we look forward to making it a truly successful and memorable congress. Doshisha University’s spacious campus at the centre of Kyoto, the capital for over a millennium until 1869 will be the main venue for WAC-8. We think Kyoto is one of the most appropriate cities to host a WAC conference.

We are planning a varied and engaging thematic programme complemented by a wide range of social events. You will also have the opportunity to experience Kyoto’s rich cultural and social life as well as sampling Japan’s outstanding archaeological heritage.







TSUDE Hiroshi

Chair of WAC-8 Kyoto Local Organizing Committee


Supporting institutions

Organized by: WAC-8 Kyoto Local Organizing Committee
Co-Sponsored by: Science Council of Japan, Kyoto City Government
Managed by: World Archaeological Congress, NPO WAC Japan
Supported by:
Agency of Cultural Affair (Government of Japan), Kyoto Prefectural Government, Educational Board of Kyoto Prefecture, National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto Convention Bureau, Japanese Archaeological Association, Society of Archaeological Studies, The Anthropological Society of Nippon, Japan Society for Scientific Studies on Cultural Properties, Japan Society for the Conservation of Cultural Properties, Japan Society for West Asian Archaeology, Japan Society for Southeast Asian Archaeology, Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage , Japan Society for Chinese Archaeology, Japanese Centre for South Asian Cultural Heritage, Japanese Society for Cultural HeritageJapanese Association of Museums, Japanese National Committee for International Council of Museums, JAPAN ICOMOS National Committee, Doshisha University Managed by World Archaeological Congress, NPO WAC Japan




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