Grant TypeConference Grant
Institutional AffiliationKyushu U.
Grant numberGr. CONF-838
Approve DateFebruary 14, 2020
Project TitleMizoguchi, Koji (Kyushu U.) The Ninth World Archaeological Congress (Wac-9)
The World Archaeological Congress (WAC) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization whose members seek to promote interest in the past in all countries, to encourage the development of regionally-based histories and to foster international academic interaction. WAC conferences are international forums for discussion for anyone who is concerned with the study of the past. The Ninth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9) will be held in Prague, Czech Republic at Cubex Centrum. The aims of WAC-9 are to promote: discussion of new archaeological research as well as archaeological policy, theory, and practice; professional training for emerging scholars, especially those from disadvantaged nations, groups and communities; the empowerment and support of Indigenous groups and First Nations peoples; and the conservation of archaeological sites. We are seeking support for scholars from economically disadvantaged countries to attend WAC-9. With this support, we will be able to draw participants from around the world, helping advance the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s goal of fostering an international community of research scholars in anthropology. We seek support for a large number of participants, rather than a few keynote speakers. Wenner-Gren support will provide partial assistance to 20 participants (representing over 15 countries), who will contribute to the essential diversity of WAC’s purpose and enhance the international nature of the conference.