Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie (Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology) is a Dutch journal that has been publishing current Mediterranean archaeological research since 1988. Issues appear twice a year, one of which is dedicated to a theme such as landscape archaeology, zooarchaeology, architecture, gender or religion. The journal aims to publish a variety of articles written by established academics as well as junior researchers. Next to full-length articles, TMA offers reviews of recently published books and keeps the reader up-to-date on new or on-going research through short research introductions.

If you wish to publish your research, write a book review or a research introduction/update, you can contact us. We do accept articles in English under the conditions that you are affiliated to a Dutch or Flemish institution or otherwise based in the Netherlands or Belgium and that your research is in the field of Mediterranean archaeology.

In the menu on the left, click on ‘colofon’ for contact information or ‘voor auteurs’ to find our guidelines for writing articles.

All reviews, research introductions and articles older than a year will now also appear online, through our website and Academia page!


Call for Abstracts

Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie 64 – Crisis in the Mediterranean world

Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie (TMA) invites junior and senior scholars to submit abstracts for an article in its 64th issue, on ‘Crisis in the Mediterranean world’.

In times of crisis, societies are forced to break with daily habits. How do societies respond to the effects of a crisis and how do they search for ways to recover from it?

Change in the archaeological record is an important indicator of change in a society. However, not all societal changes are crises, nor is every crisis visible archaeologically (epidemics usually do not leaves traces in skeletal remains or teeth). Alternatively, there are examples of clear changes in the archaeological record whose exact cause(s) are hard to pinpoint or have been revised and disputed for decennia. A textbook example is the end of the Mycenaean world.

The themed issue of our 32nd year of publication aims to present contributions on all these types of crisis and their (possible) causes. With this, we hope to illustrate both the possibilities and limitations of archaeological research.

We welcome contributions ranging from case studies to theoretical approaches related to the archaeology of the Mediterranean world in its broadest sense. We are also open to research with a historical or epigraphic viewpoint.


Guidelines and timeline

You are asked to email us an expression of interest by Tuesday March 31 and to send a preliminary title, an abstract of ca. 250 words, and a short bio by April 15. Both can be sent to secretaris@mediterrane-archeologie.nl. Any questions may also be sent to this address. Articles in TMA should be between 1500 and 3000 words. Further guidelines, both in English and in Dutch, can be found on our website via tijdschrift.mediterrane-archeologie.nl/voor-auteurs/.

Expression of interest:   March 31, 2020

Deadline abstracts:        April 15, 2020

Deadline article:            August 31, 2020

Publication TMA 64:     winter 2020/2021


Introductions to new research

Scholars who have just started a PhD, postdoc, or other research project related to the Mediterranean world are offered the possibility to publish a short introduction to their project in TMA. If interested, please contact us via secretaris@mediterrane-archeologie.nl. See also tijdschrift.mediterrane-archeologie.nl/voor-auteurs/.

About TMA

Since its beginnings in 1988, TMA has provided both beginning and established scholars connected to Dutch and Belgian universities the opportunity to publish their research. The journal is published twice a year; the second issue is a themed one. Every volume consists of articles, reviews of specialist literature, and introductions to new research. Contributions are written in Dutch; non-Dutch authors, associated with a Dutch or Belgian university, can submit their contribution in English. TMA is aimed at a readership of archaeologists and the general public with an interest in scholarly archaeology.