7th Portuguese Conference on Paleopathology – International Meeting


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The Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS) in partnership with the Department of Biology of the University of Évora, the Group of Studies in Human Evolution (GEEvH) and the Department of Life Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, invite you for the 7th Portuguese Conference on Paleopathology.

4th – 5th September 2020

Colégio do Espírito Santo at the University of Évora (see map).

Objectives and Target Audience:
The 7thPCP welcomes all of those interested in the study of health and disease in past populations. Students and professionals in Anthropology, Biology, Archaeology, History, Medicine and other Health Sciences are particularly welcomed.
This interdisciplinary event provides a forum for discussion and intellectual exchange considering the latest advances in palaeopathological research.

I. History of Paleopathology
II. Paleopathological cases
III. Paleopathology and interdisciplinarity
IV. Methodological advances in paleopathological research

Official languages:
English | Portuguese and Spanish (exceptionally accepted)

Please register on the online platform (here).


There are two deadlines for abstract submission:
1st call – before 29th February 2020
2nd call – before 30th April 2020

We decided to have two deadline so that researchers who need more time to plan their trips can attend. The results from the 1st call will be out first than those from the second call.

Registration fee:
Early bird (before 1st June 2020)
40€ – Students*;
60€ – GEEvH members**, CIAS members;
80€ – Other participants.

Late (after 1st June 2020)
80€ – Students*;
120€ – GEEvH members**, CIAS members;
160€ – Other participants.

* A proof of student status should be sent to the email: jornadaspaleopatologia@gmail.com
** Only member with 2019’s fees up to date (more information in http://geevh.jimdo.com/).

Call for abstracts:
The participants must send, by e-mail (jornadaspaleopatologia@gmail.com), a document (in Word or compatible format) containing the following items:
– Title;
– Author(s) and institutional address(s);
– E-mail of one of the authors;
– Abstract (maximum 200 words);
– Keywords (maximum 6);
– Indication if it is a proposal for oral or poster communication;
– Indication if the work competes for the best student presentation prize.

Abstracts will be subject to peer review and should be written in English.

Important notes:

  • Both oral communications and posters should be written in English but, exceptionally, may be presented in Portuguese or Spanish;
  • The oral communications will have a maximum duration of 15 minutes (plus 5 min discussion) and only electronic supports in PowerPoint or similar will be accepted;
  • A laptop/PC with Windows 10 will be available;
  • Authors should inform the Organizing Committee in due time about the possible need for other equipment or adapters;
  • Posters may have a maximum size of 120 cm (length/height) x 90 cm (width), with free drawing and layout;
  • The author(s) of each poster must be present with the poster during the respective session (consult the schedule of sessions in the book “Abstracts-Program” that will be delivered at the reception of the 7thPCP).

Student Award Competition Guidelines

1. Students currently registered in a Bachelor, Master or PhD program in Anthropology or related fields are eligible for the Student Award Competition. A proof of student status must be submitted at the time of registration. Those who have completed the terminal degree (defense and certificate issued) prior to the abstract submission deadline are not eligible. 

2. The first author must indicate on the Abstract Submission that the podium or poster communication is being entered in the Student Award Competition. Podium or poster formats are both accepted in the competition., and two separate awards will be granted (Best Poster Presentation and Best Podium Presentation).

3. Multi-authored papers are accepted, but the student must be the first author, leading researcher, must present the communication (podium or paper) and must be registered in the meeting. Students that won a Student Award Competition in the2018 edition of thePortuguese Conference on Paleopathology are not eligible.

4. The abstract must be accepted by the Scientific Program Committee of the meeting.

5. The work cannot have been published or presented in any other meetingpriorly.

6. A copy of the poster (.pdf format) or communication (PowerPoint format) must be submitted by email to the Organizing Committee one week prior to the start of the meeting. Podium/posters NOT received by the due date will be disqualified from the competition. 7. Winners of the competition will be announced at the close of the meeting. A certificate of the award will be issued to the winners.

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Organizing Committee

Ana Curto

Carina Marques 

Célia Lopes

Cláudia Relvado

Filipa Cortesão Silva

Francisco Curate

Sandra Assis

Teresa Matos Fernandes

Vítor Matos


Scientific Committee

Ana Luísa Santos, University of Coimbra

Eugénia Cunha, University of Coimbra

Charlotte Roberts, University of Durham

Cláudia Cunha, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Jane Buikstra, Arizona State University

Assumpció Malgosa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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Professor Jane Buikstra is one of the most influential anthropologists in the world. She developed the discipline of bioarchaeology, which applies biological anthropological methods to the study of archaeology, but gave also important contributes to disciplines such as paleopathology, forensic anthropology and paleodemography. Among her current work is an investigation of the evolutionary history of ancient tuberculosis in the Americas based on archaeologically recovered pathogen DNA. Jane is the inaugural editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Paleopathology and founding director of the Center for Bioarchaeological Research at Arizona State University. She is the president of the Center for American Archeology and has served as past president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the American Anthropological Association and the Paleopathology Association. Recent awards include the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ T. Dale Stewart Award and the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. She mentored more than 40 PhD students and authored more than 20 books and 150 articles.


Dr Julia Beaumont

Dr Julia Beaumont is a lecturer in Biological Anthropology at the University of Bradford. Her PhD produced isotopic data from 19th century London, and from Famine-period Kilkenny, allowing the identification of migrants to London during this period. She has been developing methods to improve the temporal resolution for the study of diet and physiology in the past by measuring the carbon and nitrogen isotopes in collagen from bone and tooth dentine, hair keratin. As a result, she has been examining evidence for breastfeeding and weaning in past populations, and the health and physiology of mothers and infants. She has been working with colleagues at Durham and Aberdeen Universities to establish the pathways of mineralization in human enamel using micro-CT and micro-milling. In the Tooth-Fairy Project, Julia is using modern milk teeth to investigate the dietary markers which are laid down in teeth before and just after birth. This will allow her to interpret these values in terms of maternal stress during pregnancy and in an infant in the first 1000 days of life.

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We suggest two available routes with Rotas Compadres on the 6th of September:

  • Lost Évora Tour (10:30 am)
  • Fresco route of Baroque Évora (3:00 pm)

If you are interested in one or both of these routes please contact them directly (here). 


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Useful phone numbers:
Emergencies 112
Taxi +351 266 734 734
Police +351 266 702 022

The university of Évora offers the possibility of staying at one of its student housing. At António Gedeão housing you can stay one or more nights between the 3rd and 7th of September (15.90€/night). The bedrooms are double without private bathroom. Each floor has shared bathrooms and kitchen. If you would like to stay there please contact Ms Rita Martins (daa@sas.uevora.pt) for more information.

Here you can find a map with useful places, what to visit in Évora and its surroundings, restaurants and places with free WiFi.
Use the map’s layers (arrow on the left side of the map) for an easier navigation.