Monthly Archives: July 2006

EAA Annual Meeting Academic Programme

The academic programme for the 2006 EAA Annual Meeting in Krakow, Poland, is now available.

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Announcing Intute

A message from Andrea Vianello announcing the launch of Intute:

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Anglo-Saxon Apartheid?

The question of how a relatively small number of Anglo-Saxon immigrants came to control early Medieval Britain has received much attention. New interdisciplinary research, published by Mark G. Thomas, Michael P.H. Stumpf and Heinrich Härke, argues that their success was … Continue reading

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WAC 6 in Jamaica cancelled

Claire Smith, President of the World Archaeological Congress, announced that WAC 6 will not take place in Jamaica next year (as reported previously) but instead in 2008 at a location to be publicised soon.

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Urgent CFP: The Common Agricultural Policy and Cultural Heritage – Threat or Opportunity?

An urgent call for papers for a session at the forthcoming EAA Annual Meeting in Krakow: Due to changed circumstances, we are now seeking up to three speakers from the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia … Continue reading

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Collective memory and the uses of the past

Earlier this month, I went to a fascinating, interdisciplinary conference on “Collective memory and the uses of the past”, organised by a team around Andy Wood at the School of History, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. The full programme … Continue reading

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Archaeology of a van starts on Monday

The fast emerging field of Contemporary Archaeologies appears to stop at nothing: a small research project will begin on Monday investigating the former archaeology unit van at Ironbridge. And this is precisely the point – anything could be studied archaeologically!

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Otherness in the past and today

Kristian Kristiansen, former EAA President, recently sent me an offprint of a paper on “Who own the past? Reflections on roles and responsibilities” which he published in the 2004 book Archaeologist: Detective and Thinker (pp. 79-86) compiled in honour of … Continue reading

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Recently unearthed e-mail reveals what life was like in 1995

A report in the Onion: “We’re very excited by this find, because only by understanding our e-mail past can we hope to understand our e-mail present and future,” said Northwestern University archaeology professor Lane Caspari, who has been leading the … Continue reading

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New Books (not to be reviewed)

The most important reason for commissioning a review in the European Journal of Archaeology is that the book is likely be of interest to a majority of archaeologists working in Europe. The following books have arrived on the Book Review … Continue reading

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