For the first time since the original Bronze Age Forum in 1999, BAF returns to Cambridge. 
The Bronze Age Forum is for everyone with an interest in the Bronze Age—university academics, commercial archaeologists, museum curators, postgraduate students, independent scholars, and the public.
We welcome speakers from Britain, Ireland, and northwest Europe. 
The Forum is chance to showcase new finds and excavations, present survey results, discuss emerging research, try out different interpretations, and to meet others in the field. 
After the packed programme at BAF2019 in Durham, we are trialling an annual conference. This year, the event will be held in Cambridge over the weekend of 21–22 November 2020. BAF2021 will be held in Leicester. 
We welcome papers on any topic associated with the Bronze Age. We are offering 20-minute presentations as well as a poster session. We anticipate a total of 20–25 papers during BAF2020. The Prehistoric Society will be offering a prize for the best poster by a student or those early in their career. 
To make a proposal, please download the Word submission form from here, fill out the details, and email it to
Closing date for proposals is 19 June 2020. We will advise the programme shortly afterwards, along with details of the venue and registration. 
To ensure we provide as many opportunities to present as practical, we ask for no more than one presentation per speaker or team please. 
Cambridge is on the M11 from the South and A1 from the North (via the A14). 
By Train
From London, there are trains from Kings Cross and Liverpool Street every half hour. From the Midlands and the North, trains all come via Peterborough on the East Coast line. 
The nearest international airport is Stansted. Trains from the airport to Cambridge depart every hour or more. 
BAF2020 will be held on 21–22 November, at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering on Trumpington Road, Cambridge.
More details of the venue and how to travel to BAF2020 will be released with the draft programme in June 2020. We anticipate starting mid-morning on Saturday and running through to mid-afternoon on Sunday.  
There are many hotels, homestays, and B&Bs in Cambridge. For ideas about where to stay, along with pubs and places to eat, see the Cambridge Tourist Information site,
As of the end of May 2020, we still hope to go ahead with the event. But we will only go ahead with BAF2020 if we are confident it every aspect can be done safely. We will be guided by Government health advice and Cambridge University's policy on the use of its buildings. 
We will not be taking ticket payments before September 2020. We advise anyone planning to attend not to book travel or accommodation before the event is confirmed and bookings are open.  

We are asking everyone who is interested in this year's event to register their name and contact details at the bottom of the page, so we can update you directly. 
And remember: even if we cannot hold the Forum this year, BAF2021 is still planned for the University of of Leicester next year. 
BAF2020 is being organised by Dr Rob Wiseman and Dr Mark Haughton of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, and Prof. Marie-Louise Stig Sørensen of the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. 
To get in touch or join the mailing list, please send an email to 

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