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CALL. 01.09.2017: Beyond All Boundaries: Anatolia in the 1st Millennium B.C. - Ascona (Switzerland)




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Conference Center Monte Verità (Ascona, Switzerland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Annick Payne (Universität Bern) ; Jorit Wintjes (Universität Würzburg)

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Ancient Anatolia held a unique role as a bridge between Ancient Near Eastern and Classical Tradition, and because of this is singularly suited to interdisciplinary approaches, yet accounts of her cultures, languages, history and archaeology in the 1stmillennium BC remain separated by disciplinary boundaries between the respective academic fields. Further, many areas under consideration do not even belong to currently established fields of research. Differing methodologies in the disciplines involved, and a focus on minutiae rather than the larger picture mean that the potential of integrating the results of widely different modern research areas to form a coherent picture has been far from fully explored. This situation is mirrored by the available publications: outside of focus areas such as publications pertaining to a specific archaeological site, these are widely scattered and, moreover, often seriously out of date. The aim of the proposed five-day conference is two-fold: 1) to bring together, for the first time, a large number of scholars currently active in the relevant fields, with a special focus on scholars in the early stages of their career, and 2) to publish the proceeds as a companion volume to Anatolia in the 1stmillennium BC, thus filling a large gap in the scholarly record and providing a much needed appraisal of the current state of research. Contact us: For more information, visit our website: Guest Speakers Lorenzo d'Alfonso, New YorkUniversity Mary Bachvarova, Willamette University Birgit Christiansen, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Massimiliano Marazzi, Università degli StudiSuor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli Mirko Novák, Universität Bern Robert Rollinger, Universität Innsbruck David Sasseville, Universität Marburg Matilde Serangeli, Københavns Universitet Šárka Velhartická, Univerzita Hradec Králové Mark Weeden, University of London Conference The conference will be organized with a framework designed specifically to allow for and facilitate intensive exchange on both field-internal and interdisciplinary level. Contributions will take several different forms: (1) key note lectures by guest speakers, (2) presentations by participants addressing specific topics, (3) panel-led discussion of new research and points raised in(2), with active participation of the audience, (4) workshops with presentations. We are inviting papers for presentations. Papers should address one of the following topics. If you would like to present a paper on a different aspect relevant to the conference theme, please also get in touch. We will consider all papers that fit the general topic of the conference. Presentation Topics • Archaeologies of Space • History Across Boundaries • Local History • Language & Text • Materiality of Writing • Archaeology & Art History • Technology & Culture • International Relations • Political History • Trade & Economy Paper Length: 20 mins Languages: English, German, Italian, French Submission Deadline: 1.9.2017. Send paper title and abstract of no more than 250 wds to: Results will be announced by 1.10.2017. All participants will be required to hand in a short summary of their paper (max. 1 page) by May 15th 2018 for prior consultation by panel leaders. We have a limited number of bursaries available. Please contact us if you require financial assistance. Young scholars (max. age 33, max. 3 years after completion of PhD) may also compete for the CSF award; see the information on the conference website.

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