International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture

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Promoting the academic development of Cultural Astronomy since 1996.


Welcome to the website of the International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture (ISAAC). Founded in 1996, we are the global professional organization promoting the academic development of cultural astronomy (archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy). The goal of the Society is to enhance the professional status of these disciplines by forming ties with existing international, regional, and national academic bodies; organizing meetings; and assisting in the development of interdisciplinary projects in cultural astronomy in its widest sense.


ISAAC is responsible for the “Oxford” series of international symposia on cultural astronomy. These are held at approximately three to four-year intervals and are the principal conferences in the field of cultural astronomy. "Oxford XI" is scheduled to be held in La Plata, Argentina 2020.


NEXT MEETING: October-November 2022!

Due to COVID-19, the OXFORD XII meeting in LA PLATA, ARGENTINA (originally scheduled for April, 2020) has been postponed until 2022.

​School for Young Researchers: 24-28 October 2022
Oxford/SIAC Conference: 31 October to 4 November 2022
Post-conference trip: 5-6 November 2022

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Meeting Twitter: @oxford_XII

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1st Announcement (PDF): English | Spanish

Cultural astronomy explores the distinctive ways that astronomy is culturally embedded in the practices and traditions of various peoples.


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ISAAC is registered in the United States of America as a corporate body

whose aims are exclusively charitable, educational, and scientific.