UNESCO Scientific Conference and Commemorative Event on the Occasion of the Centenary of World War I, 26-28 June 2014, Bruges, Belgium

UNESCO Scientific Conference and Commemorative Event on the Occasion of the Centenary of World War I, 26-28 June 2014, Bruges, Belgium. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/underwater-cultural-heritage/world-war-i/meeting-in-bruges-2014/

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Paris 5 – 5th Symposium on Preserving Archaelogical Remains in Situ

Call for papers: Paris 5 – 5th Symposium on Preserving Archaelogical Remains in Situ, http://www.paris5.tg.ch

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Applications for the Master Erasmus Mundus Quaternary and Prehistory are now open.

Applications for the Master Erasmus Mundus Quaternary and Prehistory are now open. It involves the Polytechnic of Tomar and the Universitu of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in Portugal, and the Universities of Ferrara (Italy) and Tarragona (Spain), the National Museum of Natural History in Paris (France) and the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
All interested should urgently check the site: https://sites.google.com/a/unife.it/quaternary-prehistory/application-2012-2013

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Call for Sessions and Round Tables for the 20th EAA Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, September 10-14, 2014

The 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on September 10-14, 2014. The call for proposing Sessions and Round Tables for the Meeting is now open and will terminate on November 11, 2013. Session and Round Table proposal must be made electronically at https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org/sayfa/57
Proposals can be made by at least two EAA members with affiliations in two different countries. Please note that only current EAA members are allowed to propose and organize a Session.
The following six themes define the framework of the Istanbul 2014 EAA Annual Meeting:
1) Connecting seas – across the borders
2) Managing archaeological heritage: past and present
3) Ancient technologies in social context
4)  Environment and subsistence: the geosphere, ecosphere and human interaction
5)  Times of change: collapse and transformative impulses
6)  Retrieving and interpreting the archaeological record
Please visit https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org for more information or e-mail to info@eaa2014istanbul.org.

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CAA2014 : Computers Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, 22-25 Apr 2014 Paris, 75006 (France) Call for Papers, http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org/

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The Baltic Sea – The Mediterranean of North Europe, International Conference, Gdansk, Poland, 4-7 June 2014.

The Baltic Sea – The Mediterranean of North Europe, International Conference, Gdansk, Poland, 4-7 June 2014. http://konferencjabaltycka.pl/

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The Return of Aesthetics to Archaeology

A workshop to be held at the University of London’s Senate House, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2013

This AHRC-funded workshop, generously sponsored by the University of London’s Institute of Philosophy, is centred on the theme of ‘The Return of Aesthetics to Archaeology’.

During the workshop, we intend to think about the following questions:

-       To what extent can our understanding of the aesthetic value of archaeological objects underpin our obligations to preserve such objects for future generations?

 -       Can the aesthetic value of an archaeological object be affected by any moral purpose the object in question may have had historically, and if so, can that feed back into what we owe that object now?

 -       Is the claim that examining an object’s aesthetic character might detract from the archaeologist’s scientific goals well-founded?

 -       Do museum curators commit a moral error with regard to the treatment of an archaeological object if they don’t respect what we know about the maker’s intentions?

 -       Can aesthetic evaluation lead us to reinterpret the meanings and value of archaeological objects, and if so, should that affect the appropriate mode of care?

 The workshop is organised within the framework of an AHRC-funded Research Network Group project focused on ‘The Ethics and Aesthetics of Archaeology’. This wider project brings together philosophers, archaeologists and museum and heritage practitioners in order to focus on the relation between ethics and aesthetics, and explore how this relation shapes the understanding and practice of archaeological stewardship.

Please visit this web-page for further details of the workshop, including the provisional programme: http://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology/research/projects/?mode=project&id=609  

The workshop is open to all, free of charge. It will be of particular interest to philosophers, archaeologists and museum/heritage practitioners.

The workshop will take place in the University of London’s Senate House located in Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

If you intend to attend, we would be grateful if you would let us know, by sending an email to Dr. Elisabeth Schellekens Dammann elisabeth.schellekens@durham.ac.uk   or Dr. Robin Skeates Robin.Skeates@durham.ac.uk


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Quarantine: History, Heritage, Place, 14-16 August 2014, The Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia

We invite abstracts from historians, geographers, heritage scholars and archaeologists for papers on:

- place-making and place-marking

- quarantine and dark tourism

- graffiti and incarceration

- shrine creation in places of isolation

- heritage, materiality and immateriality

- traces and spaces of disease

- landscapes of quarantine.

Please send 300 word abstract + short CV for consideration to Peter Hobbins mailto:peter.hobbins@sydney.edu.au

Deadline: 16 September 2013

The practice of quarantine has always been grounded in contested locations. The history and heritage of quarantine stations and places of isolation the world over remain in these landscapes, as built environments and in artefacts. In this way, sites of segregation have been both enduring and ephemeral. These vestiges intersect in powerful ways with memory and history, but what is being invoked? Who – or what – were the actors bound up by quarantine regulations? How can the material, documentary, legislative and spatial heritage of quarantine help us untangle narratives of global movement that were interrupted by incarceration?

Encompassing people and pathogens, vectors and vessels, flora and fauna, this conference seeks new interpretations of the place of quarantine. Moving in scale from intimate marks made by internees to multi-site or cross-regional comparisons, we seek to bring together maritime histories of quarantine with analyses of the inland islands of terrestrial quarantine. Above all, we hope to prompt surprising and productive conversations between archaeologists, historians, cultural and human geographers, and heritage scholars.

This international conference builds from a large multidisciplinary investigation of more than 1,000 sandstone inscriptions that cover the stunning Quarantine Station in Sydney, Australia http://www.qstation.com.au . This unique site will form our venue for the conference, inspiring themes that are both local and global: mark-making, isolation, identity, and place.

Keynote speakers:

Nadav Davidovitch, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Gareth Hoskins, Aberystwyth University

Harold Mytum, University of Liverpool

Nayan Shah, University of Southern California

Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Sydney Organizing Committee: Alison Bashford, Annie Clarke, Ursula Frederick, Peter Hobbins. The Quarantine Project: sydney.edu.au/arts/research/quarantine/

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The deadline for submissions of nominations for the European Archaeological Heritage Prize 2013 has been extended until 24 June.

An independent committee awards the prize annually to an individual, institution, (local or regional) government or a (European or international) officer or body for an outstanding contribution to the protection and presentation of the European archaeological heritage. In principle, this can be any contribution that is outstanding and of European scope or importance, it does not have to be a scientific contribution. The prize for 2013 will be awarded during the Annual Meeting of the EAA in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on 4 September 2013. http://e-a-a.org/prizes_awards.htm

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Digital Heritage, International Congress, 28 October – 1 November 2013, Marseille, France


Join us in the 2013 European Capital of Culture, Marseille, France, this fall for the world’s largest gathering ever focused on Digital Heritage. A joined event of the leading scientific meetings in information technology for heritage, the Congress will for the first time bring VSMM, Eurographics GCH, UNESCO’s Memory of the World, Arquaeologica2.0, Archaeovirtual, Digital Art Week and special events from CAA, CIPA, Space2Place, ICOMOS ICIP, and multiple others together in one venue with a prestigious joint publication. A ground-breaking public expo of cutting edge digital heritage projects will also grace the conference venue at the new museum complex on the Marseille waterfront.


DigitalHeritage2013, jointly with the affiliated Conferences and Exhibitions which are held under one common management and registration, invite you to participate and contribute to the 1st international forum for the dissemination and exchange of cutting-edge scientific knowledge on theoretical, generic and applied areas of digital heritage. We are seeking submissions of full papers, short papers, workshops, tutorials, exhibitions, applications and short works for consideration in the DigitalHeritage2013 Congress.


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