IMC2022: Call for papers

IMC2022 (International Mountain Conference) will be held from 11th to 15th September 2022 in Innsbruck, Austria
Focus Sessions:
a) Social strategies and rituality in ancient mountain landscapes
b) Geospatial technologies in mountain archaeology
c) The Importance of Heritage and Archaeology in Mountain Futures

We welcome contributions focusing on:
a) evidences of ancient social strategies and rituality behaviours in mountain landscapes of the world, looking for common and divergent patterns.
b) applications of GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing and photogrammetric techniques for the study of mountain landscapes
c) case studies where archaeological or heritage data has been used to navigate pressing challenges for mountain communities, with a focus on the Himalayas

IMC is currently the largest conference focusing on a variety of mountain research topics and it follows a unique conference structure (i.e. mix of focus sessions, synthesis workshops and plenary sessions) in order to facilitate interaction among participants from a broad range of disciplines and cross-disciplinary exchange (see session formats here:

If you are interested in participating, please submit your proposal before February 16th by connecting to

These focus sessions have been organised within the activities of the HOME (Human Occupation of Mountain Environment Commission) of UISPP (International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences)

Federica Fontana: with Martin Callanan (, Xavier Mangado ( and Brian Stewart (
Francesco Carrer:
Hayley Saul: