International Events are subdivided into Conferences and Exhibitions. Starting in the 1950s, a number of conferences addressed both data automation and the application of quantitative methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences, giving rise to two separate phenomena. First of all, the distinction between the automatic processing of scientific information and the application of statistical techniques. Secondly, the blurring of the boundaries between all Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines, which were moving together towards the new solutions offered by the application of quantitative methods and computer science.

By retracing the unfolding of international events, it is also possible to learn more about the history of pioneering scholars. Individually involved as full participants, they became promoters of innovative methods of research within a broader movement of ideas that contributed to changing the theoretical and methodological position of archaeological scholarship.