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CALL. 31.03.2018: Landscape Archaeology Conference - Newcastle/Durham (England)




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Newcastle (Newcastle, England) - University of Durham (Durham, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: University of Newcastle - University of Durham

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LAC is a biennial series of conferences co-ordinated by the International Association of Landscape Archaeology – (IALA). The founding conference took place in Amsterdam in 2010, and subsequent conferences have been held in Berlin (2012), Rome (2014) and Uppsala (2016). With each conference, LAC’s geographical range and interdisciplinary span expands. It now attracts participants from over 35 countries in every continent and from multiple disciplines including archaeology, anthropology, environmental sciences, geography, geology, heritage, landscape architecture, landscape history and many other landscape-focussed neighbouring disciplines.

The 5th LAC will take place in Newcastle and Durham from the 17th to the 20th September 2018, and we hope to welcome over 300 participants. It is being organised jointly by the Universities of Durham and Newcastle, which have almost a century-long tradition of archaeological research and teaching, with research interests spread across the world. Their region, north east England (UK), is rich in prehistoric remains, contains the best known of the Roman imperial frontiers and was one of the cradles of early Christianity in Britain and a birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

The conference aims for as wide a temporal and spatial coverage as possible, and to include research on theory, method and interpretation. We will encourage sessions and papers proposals from or concerning any part of the world, and extending widely across the disciplinary spectrum, from long-established approaches to studying past landscapes, to those within archaeological and related palaeo-geographical and historical fields who make use of landscape as a ‘usefully ambiguous concept’ to cross traditional boundaries or conventional research paradigms.

Following a good response to our call for sessions in 2017, we have constructed an excellent and wide-ranging programme – please see the Session Abstracts HERE. LAC2018 is now inviting proposals for individual papers and posters within these sessions. The online Submission Form can be found HERE The deadline for submission of papers and posters is 31 March 2018

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