CALL. 24.02.2018: Who do you think you are? Ethnicity in the Iron Age Central Mediterranean - London
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 14/02/2018
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 24/03/2018
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: UCL Institute of Archaeology (London, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Fabio Saccoccio; Elisa Vecchi
INFO: Fabio.Saccoccio@nottingham.ac.uk - Elisa.Vecchi@nottingham.ac.uk
Culture and identity are amongst the most controversial topics in Archaeology. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the archaeological record is strongly biased not only by differential preservation but also by current archaeological practice, which is increasingly driven by development needs rather than research questions. Moreover, the recent involvement of genetic studies further complicates the problem as it raises questions about the biological identification of peoples.
The Central Mediterranean basin provides a wide range of interaction case-studies that offer the possibility to challenge traditional approaches. Contributors will focus on Italy and surrounding areas such as southern France and Corsica, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Malta. Our aim is to trigger a debate that stimulates the adoption of new perspectives through a multidisciplinary approach, to create a dialogue between experts of different disciplines and to tackle ethnicity from different points of view.
The conference particularly welcomes papers from researchers from a wide range of disciplines (e.g. Archaeology, Classics, Anthropology, Genetics) willing to provide different perspectives on the issue as a basis for fruitful discussion and progress in the topic.
Abstract (250 words) submission deadline: February 24th 2018
Papers and posters will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Accordia Research Papers.