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.


The 13th Congress of ASMOSIA is being 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. The organizers also have a twitter account at #asmosia2022 where the latest relevant information can be found. If you have not already registered, please plan to do so soon so that the organizers can plan accordingly.

Papers have been accepted and authors notified. Here is a link to the programme.


Passing of Amanda Claridge

Long time active and exuberant ASMOSIA member Amanda Claridge past away in London on May 5, 2022. Amanda was a leading authority on the archaeology of Rome and literally wrote the book on it with her guide “Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide” first published in 1998. Amanda was Emeritus Professor in Classics at the University of London’s Royal Holloway College. Amanda understood the new dimensions that studies in ancient stone brought to archaeology and was a giant supporter of ASMOSIA’s interdisciplinary core mission. Amanda also had the great ability to synthesize information and, as such, she gave wonderfully detailed and thought-provoking summaries and reflections at the end of our ASMOSIA conferences. Amanda will truly be missed by all of us at ASMOSIA.

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.

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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