The intellectual and spiritual expressions of non literate societies

The UISPP, International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, is organizing in Paris the forthcoming World Congress of Prehistory (3-9 June 2018). The CISENP session in the World Congress will be an opportunity for a global gathering of all of us, members of CISENP and authors and friends of EXPRESSION.

Following the tradition of previous congresses, the theme of the CISENP session remains “The intellectual and spiritual expressions of non literate societies”.

Accepted papers for the CISENP session will dispose of 20 minutes time for their oral presentation. They should focus on essential points and stimulate debate. The text for publication may be longer but no more than 6,000 words.

Texts for publication of this session will be in English.

Illustrations should be pertinent to the text (resolution 300dpi) and have each a caption including description, locality and source (if any). Preferably the illustrations should not have been previously published. Illustrations should be presented in a separate folder, not inside the text.

Papers are submitted to reviewers. They should be scientifically reliable, provocative and have aspects of innovation. Catalogues, purely descriptive or theoretical papers and traditional research reports should be avoided.

Authors are recommended to present summaries as soon as possible. It may help to provide an orientation if useful.

July 15, 2017 is the deadline for the final submission of papers. Please do not leave it to the last minute. Submit your paper to “CISENP-UISPP Congress”, mail:

As in previous congresses, the texts of accepted papers in our session will be fully edited, published and presented at the congress.

We look forward to receiving your paper and to share with you the experience of the congress.

Cordial regards,
Emmanuel Anati
(President CISENP)