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

INVITATION

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.

SUBMISSION

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.

http://www.digitalheritage2013.org/

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RSFAT’s field schools projects 2013

The RSFAT (“Ratiaria Semper Floreat” Archaeological Trust) is a newly established organization with the only goal to protect, record and interpret the Raman archaeological sites in Bulgaria. Our symbol became the Roman town of RATIARIA which was savagely damaged in the last 20 years. We won’t let this happen again!
This year RSFAT offers to the students from all over the world the opportunity to be part of the archaeological work. Our program incorporates a research excavation at different sites and is involved in a study of the Roman culture.

ST. ATANAS CAPE – the birth of Byzantine Christian Art
Session dates:
Session 1: July 27 – August 3, 2013
Session 2: August 3 – August 17, 2013
St. Atanas Cape is a seaside resort center, south of the big city of Varna, Bulgaria. Here is being studied an early Christian complex with a basilica. In the beginning of this archaeological season was decorated a narthex with wall-paintings and inscriptions. Among the larger ones there is a partly preserved image of a saint (perhaps – Jesus Christ). There are also two fragments with partly damaged inscriptions with names in Latin: MARI[A] and H?E[S]US. For the time being these are the earliest inscriptions containing the names of Holy Virgin Mary and Jesus Chris.
The project “ST. ATANAS CAPE – the birth of Byzantine Christian Art” focuses on the earliest ages of Byzantine Empire (the 5th and 6th century A.D.) and the Christian architecture and art in one of the city centres located very close to the Byzantine capital – Constantinople. The project offers on-site practice, lectures on architecture of Early Christian churches, wall-paintings conservation and research trips to the most popular touristic destinations on the Black sea coast.

DIOCLETIANOPOLIS. The town of Emperor Diocletian.
Session dates:
Session 1: July 27 – August 3, 2013
Session 2: August 3 – August 17, 2013
Diocletianopolis in Thracia (Latin: “Town of Diocletian”) was an ancient Roman town in the region of Thrace, nowadays the town of Hisarya in Bulgaria. It gained its official status as a city in 293 CE by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The modern town of Hisarya accommodates a spa resort, which was also used and dates to the Roman period. Under Roman occupation, the town was an affluent resort with evidence of palaces, wide stone streets and marble baths. This is the only city in Bulgaria with completely preserved fortification walls up to 14 m high dated back to 4th century AD.
The project is hosted by the director of the local historical museum at Hisarya Assoc. Prof. Mitko Madzharov, who has worked for several years with international students. In 2013 the project incorporates also two excursions to the most popular Archaeological museums and sites in central Bulgaria: Philippopolis (modern Plovdiv), the Thracian complex “Kozi gramadi”, The Thracian tomb complex by Starosel, Bachkovo Monastery and Roman Augusta Traiana (modern Stara Zagora). At the end of the course the students will receive Certificate of participation and the newly published book “Corpus of Ancient and Medieval Settlements in Modern Bulgaria, Vol. 1” – 566 pages in English containing full description of the Roman and Bizantine cities on the territory of modern Bulgaria.

PHILIPPOPOLIS – the crossroad of ancient civilisations
Session dates:
Session 1: August 13 – August 17, 2013
Session 2: August 17 – August 31, 2013
“Philippopolis” Field School is an intensive, two-week educational program in Roman archaeology. The program offers combination of ten days hands-on fieldwork at an important archaeological site – the Roman Forum (Central Square) in Philippopolis and theoretical lectures on Roman building techniques, topography and development of the Roman cities. The program incorporates also research trips which will introduce the participants with the comprehensive historical and cultural appreciation of Rome and Roman civilization.
In 2013 the program will be hosted by Archaeological museum of Plovdiv. Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and is older than most of the oldest towns in Europe like Rome, Athens or Constantinople. The city offers many museums and archaeological monuments. Its old part is an imposing open-air museum and here is situated one of the most remarkable sights in Bulgaria – the Ancient Roman Theatre which is still used for open-air performances.

COLONIA ULPIA TRAIANA RATIARIA excavations 2013
Session dates:
Session 1: June 29 – July 26, 2013
Session 2: August 3 – August 30, 2013
Ratiaria is considered one of the most important Roman and Early Byzantine centres at the Lower Danube. It was established in the 1st century AD as a Roman military camp and a civilian settlement which grew around it. In 106 AD the emperor Trajan founded five colonies, one of which is Ratiaria. Colonies were cities with highest degree of autonomy, each of which represents a model of Rome itself. The full name of the city is known from an inscription dated in 125 AD – COLONIA ULPIA TRAIANA RATIARIA. In the 2nd and 3rd century Ratiaria is prosperous city organized in Italian model. It is a great craft and trade centre – here lies an important customs point. In 4th century Ratiaria became the major Christian and episcopal center of the area.

http://www.ratiaria.archbg.net/en_field_shool.html

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The Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage will launch its first issue in early 2014, to be published by Maney Publishing. The Editors would like to appoint one or more Assistant Editors for the journal.

The Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage http://maneypublishing.com/index.php/journals/cah  will launch its first issue in early 2014, to be published by Maney Publishing. The Editors would like to appoint one or more Assistant Editors for the journal.

The Assistant Editor will be responsible for organising book, conference and event reviews, and will undertake any required editing of submissions. They will also be expected to contribute from time to  time to the journal’s associated blog. Our hope is that the Assistant Editor(s) will procure reviews from a variety of contributors for both published and online volumes, and will also help to find reviewers for community archaeology events, conferences, exhibitions and the like. You are required to be able to work to deadlines, have good communication skills, have an ability to carry out editorial tasks, and to work remotely as part of a larger editorial team.

The term of service would be 12 months, renewable if desired, and would commence immediately upon appointment.

If you are interested in applying, please email mailto:communityarchaeologyjournal@gmail.com titling your message “Reviews Editor Selection”, and including in the text a statement no longer than 500 words outlining your relevant experience and why you would like to be an Assistant Editor.

Please not that this is an unpaid (voluntary) post. We are interested in hearing from those with experience in all areas of archaeology and heritage, especially as voluntary participants, but also students, paid workers and researchers.

Deadline for expressions of interest is 31st May 2013.

Suzie Thomas
Adam Gutteridge
Carol McDavid

Dr Suzie Thomas, MIfA
Research Associate

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 5837
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 4300
Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 5837
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 4300

The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research,
School of Social and Political Sciences,
University of Glasgow,
Ivy Lodge,
63 Gibson Street,
Glasgow
G12 8LR

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ICAZ 2014 – International Conference of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina

ICAZ 2014 – International Conference of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina, http://www.icaz2014argentina.com/inicio/

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Medieval copper, bronze and brass – Dinant-Namur 2014, International Symposium, 15-17 May 2014

Medieval copper, bronze and brass – Dinant-Namur 2014, International Symposium, 15-17 May 2014, http://www.laitonmosan.org/symposium_2014.html

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Maney Publishing’s Journal of the Month is The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice

Maney Publishing’s Journal of the Month is The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice http://www.maneypublishing.com/jotm/hen
3 years’ worth of online content is free to download until 15th June and there’s a whole host of other content including:
–  VIDEO: Peter Hinton and Jan Wills on the IfA’s pursuit of chartership
–  VIDEO: Roger White tells us what’s in store for the journal in 2014 and beyond
–  Who is qualified to manage the historic environment? by Harriet Devlin
–  Behind the special issue ‘Energy efficiency and historic buildings’
–  Protecting the Past: Political Philosophy, Regulation, and Heritage Management in England and Scotland by Malcolm Cooper
–  Professional archaeology and the cuts by Peter Hinton
–  Bridging the gap between archaeology and the built environment by Roger White

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KALAT HAPPENING 2013

KALAT HAPPENING 2013, Archeological researches and discovery of knowledge & flavors in Sicily, JULY/SEPTEMBER 2013, CAMPOBELLO DI LICATA (AG) SICILY, http://happening.kalat.org

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“Medieval Europe in motion” – International Conference, 18-20 April 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

“Medieval Europe in motion” – International Conference, 18-20 April 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, https://sites.google.com/site/medievaleuropeinmotion2013/home

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