CALL. 15.02.2018: [PANEL 17 at ASOR 2018] Technological Interconnectivity in the Ancient Near East
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/02/2018
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 14-15-16-17/11/2018
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver (CO, USA)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Thaddeus Nelson
Technological innovation has the potential to initiate revolutionary social and economic transformation (e.g. the Neolithic, Secondary Product, and Urban Revolutions). In a recent book, Adams (1997) argues that the technologies at the heart of these revolutions are connected in complex webs. Therefore, social revolutions do not result from a single innovation, but from the unforeseen ripples of development across other technologies. Yet, the ever increasing specialization of archaeologists’ research has lead scholars to approach social upheavals through isolated technologies (e.g. the developments of domestication, ceramics, or metallurgy). This session seeks to start a conversation about the interconnections of technological developments in the Near Eastern, primarily during the Bronze and Iron Ages. Authors may use material culture or texts in order to address the social and economic impacts of the unforeseen ripples of technological innovation. Full Call for Papers with guidelines available at ASOR’s website, http://www.asor.org/am/2018-call-for-papers/ Please submit abstracts through ASOR’s Portal by February 15th, 2018 - https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/login?redirect=/stages/453/submission (Please note that professional membership and registration for the annual meeting are required to submit an abstract) Questions may be sent to Thaddeus Nelson (Thaddeus.Nelson@stonybrook.edu).