Registration open and programme available

Registration is now open for the 2019 IMAA workshop and spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register using this link:

Please be aware that you need to go all the way through the registration process and ensure that you click ‘confirm’. You will receive an automated confirmation email from the booking system.

The provisional timetable is now available:

Happy New Year from the IMAA organisers!

Dr Rowena Banerjea

Dr Catherine Barnett

Dr Dan Young

Josie Handley

Paul Flintoft


The call for abstracts for the next  IMAA workshop at the University of Reading on 16th -17th February 2019 is now open. We welcome oral and poster presentations on the following themes:

  • Ethnographic approaches in archaeobotany
  • Environmental archives in archaeobotany
  • Experiencing woodlands past and present
  • Plant use in the Middle Ages
  • Taphonomy of macro and microbotanical assemblages
  • Wetlands as palaeobotanical archives

Please send your 250 word abstract to  by 11th November 2018 with the subject heading ‘Oral presentation 2019orPoster presentation 2019‘ .

There are limited places at the workshop and priority will be given to people presenting research and bringing slides or samples. There is no participation fee.

Further details about the afternoon microscopy and practical sessions will be announced on our blog soon, and registration will follow shortly.

We look forward to welcoming you to Reading!

Organising committee:

Dr Rowena Banerjea

Dr Catherine Barnett

Dr Dan Young

Josie Handley

Paul Flintoft

IMAA 2019: Save the date!

The next Integrated Microscopy Approaches in Archaeobotany workshop will take place on February 16th – 17th 2019 in the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Reading, UK. More details including the themes and call for abstracts will follow soon!

Registration and provisional timetable available

Registration for the IMAA 2018 (24th-25th February) is now open. Please register using the following link:

Please note that members of the University of Reading do not need to formally register. Please email for further details.

Details of the provisional timetable can be found here:

Registration details to follow soon

Thank you for all your abstract submissions, which include a great range of research from sites around the globe. If you submitted an abstract you should have received the registration link. Registration details will be advertised more widely w/c 15th January 2017, with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis as spaces are limited. There is no participation fee to attend the workshop.

Deadline for abstracts extended

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their presentation and poster abstracts. Apologies to everyone who found the initial call in their spam folder.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended until 4th December 2017

Please send your abstracts for oral and poster presentations on the following themes to

  • Woodland exploitation
  • Subsistence networks and diet
  • Plant use in funerary, religious and ritual contexts
  • Beyond the microscope: method development and microanalysis
  • Wetland archaeobotany
  • Wild plants in the archaeological record

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words. When submitting your abstract, please write ‘IMAA 2018 Paper’ or ‘IMAA 2018 Poster’ as the subject of the email.