CALL. 20/04/2016: 20th SOMA - Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology - Saint-Petersburg (Russia)
Since prehistoric times the Mediterranean has been acting as a locale for interaction between groups inhabiting regions that are now studied mainly within the different sub-fields of ancient studies. In recent years, however, the development of research techniques and analytical models of archaeological evidence have identified similar historical paths that are similar if not, in some cases, common to these different areas of the ancient world from the West (Iberian peninsula) to the East (Anatolia and Levant) from the North (Europe, Black Sea Coast) to the South (Maghreb and Egypt).
The 20th SOMA meeting welcomes presentations related to the above-mentioned topics and also arguments like sea, trade, colonization and achieve art using archaeological data collected within contexts located within the Mediterranean basin and the Black sea area, chronologically ranging from Prehistoric to Medieval periods.
The main theme of the 2016 meeting will be "Archaeology of the Northern Black sea". The Northern Black sea region is an area rich in archaeological sites, on the one hand, and subject to active industrial development. As in no other area is rapidly growing population. Develop port facilities. Built recreational facilities. The coastal zone has maximum pollution waste of human activity. It is for this reason this area is currently the center of attention of the scientific community.
In addition to traditional issues related to archeological finds in various parts of the Mediterranean, in 2016 the focus will be on new ideas for the conservation and management of sites of historical and cultural heritage. Will be lectures of the leading specialists for students.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 20/04/2016
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 12-13-14/05/2016
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Institute of History of Material Culture Russian Academy of Sciences; and the State Hermitage Museum (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Dr. Murat Karademir (Selcuk University)
Dr. Blazej Stanislawski (GAMA)
Dr. Michele Stephanile (GAMA)
Lect. T.M.P. Duggan (Akdeniz University)
Dr. Mehmet Kürkçü (Archaeologist)
Res. Assist. Aykan Akçay (Akdeniz University)
Ceyda Öztosun (Selcuk University)
Günay Dönmez (Selcuk University)
Res. Assist. Fatih Yılmaz (Akdeniz University)
Res. Assist. Erkan Kurul (Akdeniz University)
Betül Gürel (Akdeniz University)
Kamran Kamaei (GAMA)
The papers will be grouped into different sessions dedicated to the different and related regions of the Mediterranean. These are as follows:
1. The Western Mediterranean 2. The Central Mediterranean 3. The Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean 4. The Black Sea 5. The Near East and Egypt 6. Mediterranean Interactions 7. Underwater cultural heritage
Also papers regarding the following themes will be accepted:
- Archaeometry - Marine / Seamanship History - Conservation, preservation and archaeological site management - Restoration and Museology
There are no other limitations regarding the subject and the period, but special consideration will be given to papers adopting an innovative theoretical and methodological approach.
Please note: no papers dealing with unprovenanced artifacts will be accepted.
The conference language will be English in order to maintain the usual organization of SOMA conferences. No translation services will be available during the congress.
All speakers are requested to observe a 20 minute limit for presented papers. Presentations will be given as Power Point (.ppt) presentations.
Abstracts must be written in English and should be approximately 3000 characters in length (Title 200 characters).
Submission of abstracts:
From 1 February to 20 April of 2016. Send to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered participants will be notified about their abstract acceptance within 20 days of the submission date. Information on accepted proposals will be sent, via e-mail, by this date. To submit an abstract, please send the Register Form.
The Deadline for Symposium registration is 20 April 2016.
The registration fee for speakers and authors is €70 (for each) until 20 April 2016, rising to €90 after 30 April 2016.
Students will pay a reduced fee of €55 until 20 April 2016, rising to €75 after 30 April 2016.