About the Journal

Ex Novo is a fully peer reviewed open access international journal that promotes interdisciplinary research focusing on the multiple relations between archaeology and society. It engages with contemporary perspectives on antiquity linking past and present, and encourages archaeology’s engagement with theoretical developments from other related disciplines such as history, anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, social sciences and colonial studies. Ex Novo encompasses prehistory to modern period, and by exploring interconnections between archaeological practice and the importance of the past in current society it encourages an exploration of current theoretical, political and heritage issues connected to the discipline.

Areas and topics of interest include: politics and archaeology, public archaeology, the legacies of colonialism and nationalism within the discipline, the articulation between local and global archaeological traditions, the discipline’s involvement in memory and identity, museum studies and restitution issues. Ex Novo encourages dialogue between disciplines concerned with the past and its relevance, uses and interpretations in the present

Current Issue

Vol. 8 (2023): Balkan Archaeology as a Laboratory
					View Vol. 8 (2023): Balkan Archaeology as a Laboratory

Volume 8 of Ex Novo Journal of Archaeology delves into the vibrant discourse surrounding Balkan Archaeology, presenting a collection of papers and reviews that challenge entrenched paradigms and explore innovative perspectives within the field. Stemming from a session organized at the 28th European Association of Archaeologists meeting in Budapest, the volume interrogates the socio-political contexts that shape archaeological paradigms, particularly within the Balkan region. Highlighting the persistent adherence to conventional interpretations and the slow adoption of new theoretical frameworks, the volume showcases works that critically examine the historical trajectory of Balkan archaeology.

With its diverse range of perspectives, Volume 8 of Ex Novo stimulates critical dialogue and calls for a reevaluation of methodologies and theoretical frameworks, ultimately aiming to deconstruct entrenched paradigms and pave the way for innovative approaches in Balkan Archaeology.

Published: 17/04/2024

Full Issue

View All Issues