conference investigates the relations between people and places, focusing
on the role of
in constructing meaning and affecting human emotions at specific locations.
will also investigate how the visual and performative arts can complement
academic research by generating both new questions and new kinds of responses
to topics at the interface between places, people and stories.
people, stories will take place at the conference centre Brofästet close
Sea, just outside the centre of Kalmar. International flight connections
exist via Stockholm Arlanda to Kalmar Airport. There are also daily flights
from Stockholm Bromma. You can also travel via Copenhagen Airport and then
by direct train to Kalmar.
the 18 multidisciplinary sessions some have a clear bearing on archaeology
Erasure: Vandalism and Obliteration in the Historic Environment
Places to forget? Landscapes and moments of violence
Heritage and sense of place
The museum beyond the nation?
abstracts are available online now. The complete conference programme and
details will be announced at the end of May.
all enquiries to Linda Hansson at firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd European Textile
Linen and other
Asparn an der Zaya,
in historical textile crafts can be a very lonely affair. So why not get
together and see what all the others are doing?
programme of the 3rd European Textile Forum consists of three parts: Free
time to work, try out things and talk about textile techniques; the possibility
to give little show-and-tell presentations directly on your project during
daylight hours; and a series of short paper sessions in the evening hours.
We would like to present current projects, reconstructions, technical problems
or research work during those talks.
focus topic this year, we have decided on linen and other vegetable fibres,
a very interesting and we think also very rewarding topic. Fitting in with
this focus, Sabine Ringenberg is planning to do a series of test runs for
her project of reconstructing historical methods for mordanting linen for
a good, reliable dyeing result.
or posters about our focus topic "Linen and other vegetable fibres" are
thus especially welcome, but of course we are not limited on these fibres
for the Forum.
register for the Forum with or without a poster or paper presentation,
please submit your current area of research, the title and abstract of
your presentation (papers not longer than 20 minutes) until 27 May.
are looking forward to a wonderful conference with you!
for Archaeology, Research and Conservation
Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG), European Association of Remote
Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), Institute of Prehistory, Adam Mickiewicz
main - but not exclusive - theme of this conference will be the exploration
of objectives and challenges in the effective use of remote sensing techniques
in archaeological and landscape studies, not only for research but also
for the promotion of conservation and public understanding. How can our
various techniques be deployed in combination with one another, and with
what practical outcomes? How can we build bridges across regional or national
divides? What can we learn from combining or comparing our techniques?
How can we make our results useful to those involved in practical conservation
and future planning? How do our national or regional realities assist or
impede the use of remote sensing techniques in research, conservation and
the promotion of public understanding?
with a maximum 150-word summary of the intended content, are invited on
any of the following themes, or on other considerations relating to ambitions
and realities in the fields of remote sensing for archaeology and landscape
conference is organised under the patronage of UNESCO.
of papers and sessions should be sent to either:
Rosa Lasaponara email@example.com
the Iron Age
Catalin Popa, Simon Stoddart
Europe and beyond in a first step towards a continent wide archaeology
of the Iron Age, focusing on the issue of identity. At a time when the
European continent is desperately trying to find such a common identity,
the need for a view of the past beyond national and even geographical regions
becomes necessary. The European Iron Age, widely regarded as a cradle for
large group, or even ethnic, identities, has suffered long enough from
the segmentation imposed by political barriers. A dialogue between scholars
of different backgrounds needs to be established.
and graduate students are invited to give presentations on the archaeological
approaches to identity in the Iron Age. Preference will be given to papers
which deal with issues relating to South-Eastern Europe, although original
contributions to the study of identity in other regions of Europe and beyond
are also warmly invited to give a comparative perspective.
and Abstracts should be sent to Catalin Popa firstname.lastname@example.org
3-7 October 2011
Nordwestdeutscher Verband für Altertumsforschung e.V.
main theme of this year's conference is "Archaeology around the North Sea".
The fees range between 20.00 EURO for a day ticket and 80.00 EURO, if you
register before 31 August, after that date between 30.00 EURO and 100.00
Concepts and Experiences of Time
No Future: Neolithic Continuities and Discontinuities
Where the Money Goes: Patrons and Promoters in Prehistoric Archaeology
Things and Their Everyday Use
Herausforderungen für die Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften
19-20 October 2011
Tagung "Materialitäten. Herausforderungen für die Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften"
möchte Wissenschaftler verschiedener Fachrichtungen mit ihren je unterschiedlichen
Zugängen zum Materiellen zusammenführen. Die interdisziplinäre Diskussion
soll zu einer Sondierung des Feldes sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlicher
Untersuchung von Materialität beitragen und die Erarbeitung neuer Perspektiven
sowie übergreifender kulturwissenschaft-licher Konzeptionen fördern. Folgende
Fragen sollen im Mittelpunkt stehen: Wie ist - ganz allgemein - das Verhältnis
von Dingen und Kultur(en)/Sozialität(en) zu beschreiben? Welche Rolle spielen
Dinge für die Produktion, Aufrechterhaltung und Veränderung von Wissensformen
und kulturellen Bereichen? Wie ist das Verhältnis von Menschen und Materialität
zu konzipieren, wie das Verhältnis von Materialität und Praktiken? Wo liegen
Gemeinsamkeiten der theoretischen Konzeptionen der Dinge, wo bestehen schwer
überbrückbare Differenzen? Welche Gründe sprechen dafür, von Dingen, Aktanten,
Objekten, Gegenständen, Geräten, Materialität zu sprechen? Was können Gegensatzpaare
wie Offenheit/Geschlossenheit oder Stabilität/Fluidität zu einer allgemeinen
Konzeption von Materialität beitragen? Welche Methoden eignen sich für
ihre sozial- und kulturwissenschaft-liche Erforschung in besonderer Weise?
Wir wünschen uns Beiträge, die diese Fragestellungen für verschiedene Themenbereiche
- insbesondere Literatur und Sprache, Wissen und Bildung, Wissenschaft
und Technik, Kunst und Architektur, Identität und Differenz, Religion und
Wirtschaft - explizieren.
to obtain more details.
Archaeology to Archaeotourism
27-31 August 2012
Smolensk University for Humanities, Russian Association of Geomorphologists
conference aims at linking together different kinds of specialists interested
palaeoenvironmental aspects of archaeological studies, risk assessment
and protection of archaeological sites and archaeological materials against
environmental damaging processes
different nature (geomorphological, hydrological, pedological), and putting
archaeological heritage into public domain.
Geoarchaeological studies in Eurasia
Human dimensions of Quaternary palaeoenvironments recorded in different
Local palaeoenvironment, natural resources and palaeo-land-use patterns
of archaeological sites.
Alluvial geoarchaeology, palaeohydrology and paleopedology
Natural hazards and geoarchaeology
Preservation of geoarchaeological monuments, geotourism and archaeotourism
language: English, with limited translation assistance for local scientists.
in the Development of a Sovereign United States
27 November - 2
can archaeology contribute to our understanding of the cultural dynamics
that set a historic course of events in motion, and what does this suggest
about the ways in which archaeological resources should be preserved, managed,
and interpreted? In anticipation of the bicentennial of the War of 1812,
ICAHM is soliciting papers that address these subjects.
much is known through historical documents, we now seek to enrich, modify,
and challenge the written record by attention to the archaeological remains.
The scale of analysis can range from the artifact through the site to the
landscape. Papers might address, for example, the changing relationships
between specific European countries and the United States as indicated
by the presence of artifacts or types of artifacts (e.g., weapons, domestic,
architectural) made or traded by other countries during different time
periods; an analysis of "space syntax" seen at battlefields or fortifications;
the importance of conceptually reconstructing terrain crossed by troops
or at battlefields. In brief, we are interested in innovative investigations
of what material culture at all scales might tell us about the political,
economic, or ideological relationships among cultures that corroborates,
contradicts, or enriches the historic record.
are to be presented at the ICAHM symposium, to be held in conjunction with
General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in Paris, France, from 27 November
to 2 December 2011, and will be published in an issue of ICAHM Springer
Briefs. Proposal abstracts should be 300-500 words, and should be sent
Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management
2012 Annual Meeting
18-21 November 2012
will mark the 40th anniversary ofthe promulgation of the World Heritage
Convention and is an appropriate moment in which to reflect on the successes
of that Convention as well as problems in archaeological heritage management
that have arisen or been recognized since then. Indeed, some problems have
been generated by the very popularity of the World Heritage List.
has chosen Cuzco, Peru as the location of its 2012 annual meeting. Cuzco
is an ideal venue in which to consider the problems and prospects of archaeological
heritage management in the 21st century. It is a World Heritage Site oftruly
"outstanding universal value," a living historic city, a great tourist
attraction, and is itself the gateway to another of the world's most important
archaeological sites, Machu Picchu. Among the issues for consideration
at the meeting are: local stakeholder claims on archaeological heritage;
often problematic intersections of tourism development, community sustainability
and site preservation; challenges to the validity of the World Heritage
List as it quickly approaches 1,000 inscribed sites; the World Heritage
List decision-making process; impact of war, civil disorder and natural
disasters on archaeological sites; technical advances in archaeological
Approach in Archaeological Sites
27-29 October 2011
Politecnico di Torino,