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Research Centre for the Archaeology of Central and Eastern Europe

Dan Monah
Tsoni Tsonev (2nd from left)

Established jointly between the Universities of Durham and Newcastle in 1994, the Centre is the only such forum for the archaeology of Central and Eastern Europe in Britain. Three of its biennial conferences have been published so far: Chapman & Dolukhanov 1993 (3.35.2); Chapman & Dolukhanov 1997 (; and Carman & Harding 1999 (4.22).

The Centre acts as an umbrella for funding applications, in which it has been remarkably successful. It hosted the Round Table on the “Prehistoric Exploitation of Salt”, in May 2003, funded by the British Academy’s South East Europe Joint Projects scheme.

The Centre has also been active in bringing distinguished academic visitors to the North-East. British Academy Visiting Professors include Professor Lev Klejn (Sankt-Petersburg: Durham 1994), Dr. Jacek Lech (Warszawa: Newcastle 1995), Professor Romuald Schild (Warszawa: Durham 1996), Dr. Martin Gojda (Prague: Durham 1998), Professor Ludmila Koryakova (Ekaterinburg: Durham 1999), Dr. Tsoni Tsonev (Sofia: Durham 1999), Dr. Dan Monah (Iasi: Durham 2002 and 2003), Professor Ivan Gatsov (Sofia: Durham 2003). Two Leverhulme Visiting Professors from the CACEE research area have been resident in Durham: Dr. Ivana Radovanovic (Beograd, Durham 1999–2000) and Professor Ludmila Koryakova (Ekaterinburg: Durham 2004). Dr. Radovanovic also held a Getty Fellowship at Durham in 1999.