ASMOSIA’s Mission Statement

ASMOSIA’s mission is to promote the exchange among its members in all fields related to the study of marble and other stones of art historical or archaeological interest. This exchange is accomplished through electronic communications, biannual meetings of the membership, and publication of the meeting proceedings.

Passing of Moshe Fischer

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Prof. Emeritus Moshe Fischer who died suddenly while on vacation with his family on August 22, 2021. Moshe was a very active, lively and friendly pillar of our ASMOSIA community. He made important contributions to the study of marble use and trade in the Levant and will be remembered for his vigorous and joyful presence, warm personality, and his facility to communicate with members throughout ASMOSIA and beyond.

Moshe’s family describes him as a “true mensch, larger than life, a man of many talents who raised and nurtured in academia generations of students, PHD candidates, and professors, and infused them with his love of culture, science, and the humanities. A people’s person.” Those who knew him will all agree. Moshe will be deeply missed by his friends and colleagues around the world and especially within the ASMOSIA family.


Out of an abundance of caution, the ASMOSIA Executive Board and the organizers of the 13th congress of ASMOSIA have postponed the next international conference until the fall of 2022.  The Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences will continue on as hosts.  The conference will now be held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna from September 19-23, 2022 with the traditional post-conference field trip on Saturday, September 24. Up-to-date information can be found on the conference webpage and the ASMOSIA webpage link.

The Call for Papers has been amended and the abstract deadline has been extended until February 28, 2022. Instructions for the online submittal of abstracts can be found at the link.  Attendees who have previously submitted an abstract will have the opportunity to modify their submission.

ASMOSIA XI Proceedings Now Available Online!!! 

Fantastic news!!! Prof. Daniela Matetić Poljak and Prof. Katja Marasović, the editors of the Proceedings of the XI International Conference of ASMOSIA in Split, have generously agreed to make the volume available online. Simply click this link to download the file. Note that the pdf file is quite large at just over 1000 pages and 516 MB.

Should you desire the bound volume, you can still buy a hardcopy. The cost is 270 Euros + delivery charges. To order the book please send a request to the Arts Academy in Split: 

Update on ASMOSIA’s Policy on Personal Data Protection

Complying with the General Data Protection European Regulation that recently adopted (EU, 2016/679), ASMOSIA will use collected personal data exclusively for contact purposes related to the Association. Members have the right to revoke this consent at any time by contacting the Association’s Secretary.


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