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  • Cagliari

    Colloquium - History

    Hagnos, Miasma and Katharsis

    A journey between the categories of the pure and impure in the imagination of the ancient world

    Le colloque international « Hagnos, Miasma, Katharsis. Voyage entre les catégories du pur et de l’impur dans l’imaginaire du monde ancien » (Cagliari, 4-6 mai 2016) propose une mise au point sur les études consacrées aux phénomènes du pur et de l’impur et à leur exégèse antique. La réflexion autour de ce thème privilégiera une approche interdisciplinaire, tenant compte des perspectives iconographique, littéraire, anthropologique et historico-religieuse, afin d’encourager une confrontation et un dialogue élargis entre les spécialistes de cette question cruciale pour comprendre les mentalités antiques.

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  • Kyoto

    Call for papers - Geography

    New contribution to Geoarchaeology

    Word archaeological congress 8

    Geoarchaeology, defined as the application of geosciences and geographical methods to prehistory, archaeology, and history, is now widely applied to study key subjects such as occupation patterns, territory and site exploitation, palaeoclimatic, palaeoenvironemental, and palaeogeographical changes, as well as anthropogenic impacts and system responses. The multidisciplinary and multiscalar dimensions of geoarchaeological approaches have encouraged continuous development and innovation of methods and approaches that have opened new possibilities for explorations in geographical sectors previously inaccessible, the development of large-scale data acquisitions and treatment, and also the development of microscopic scale analysis precision. This session will highlight global research in geoarchaeology with particular emphasis on innovative methods or cutting edge research using established approaches.

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  • Berlin

    Call for papers - History

    Art history for artists: interactions between scholarly discourse and artistic practice in the 19th century

    The conference seeks to examine the shaping of art history as a discipline during the 19th century in relation to artistic training and exchanges between artists and scholars. The development of art history has been associated with an array of socio-political and economic factors such as the formation of a bourgeois public, the politics of national identity and state legitimacy or the needs of an expanding art market. This conference aspires to explore yet another, less studied dimension: the extent to which the historical study of art was also rooted in an intention to inform contemporary artistic production.

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  • Nanterre

    Colloquium - Ethnology, anthropology

    Origin-Musics

    Musical narratives, performances, and reconstructions of the past (20th-21st centuries)

    The quest to reconstruct thestyles and histories of musical genres of the past is an old preoccupation. Since the 19th century, the orientalist imaginary contributed considerably to the notion of the existence of "origin-musics". Whether "Pharaonic", "Arab", or "Hindu", a common reference to the past, seen as prestigious and immutable, contributed to the rationalization of musical knowledge on the basis of constructed connections. The orientalist period being relatively well documented, this workshop is more focused on ways of speaking of and describing the past over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st.

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  • Lisbon

    Study days - Middle Ages

    The study of manufactured objects in medieval archaeology and the study of illuminated manuscripts

    Methodologies compared

    O objetivo deste workshop é comparar, por meio da análise de alguns casos específicos, os métodos científicos utilizados no estudo dos manuscritos iluminados (história da arte) e dos artefactos encontrados no âmbito da arqueologia medieval. Em ambas as áreas os contextos de criação e utilização dos objectos são fundamentais para a sua caracterização e compreensão. A partir de casos específicos tentar-se-á traçar semelhanças e diferenças nos métodos de análise que caracterizam as duas disciplinas históricas. Deste modo pretende-se compreender em que medida é possível adaptar e aplicar metodologias diversas de modo a obter um conhecimento mais profundo do objecto e do seu contexto.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - History

    Geoarchaeological research in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea

    Since the first studies undertaken in 1783 by Gablitz on the chora of Chersonesos, the Black Sea comprises an important area to look at the rural and coastal development of the Greek colonial world. Systematic surveying of ditches and walls that line the western coast of Crimea, initiated within the framework of Catherine II’s Greek project, began several decades before the earliest excavations of the urban spaces in 1832. A decisive new step was made during the 1960s, when archaeological surveys provided fresh insights into the internal organization of several kleroi close to Chersonesos, Kerkinitis and Kalos Limen. Around the same time, in the western Black Sea, the first research on the territory of Istros began, complemented by numerous geomorphological studies of the neighbouring Danube Delta. The foundations of geoarchaeological inquiry had been laid, and these have since been added to thanks to recent research undertaken throughout the Pontic area.

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  • Alcúdia

    Summer School - Europe

    Archaeological sciences summer school

    The purpose of the course is to expose students to interdisciplinary research that involves archaeology and the natural sciences in the field. The students will experience interactive work that combines excavation and analysis of materials using an on-site laboratory. The course will emphasize the inter-connection between laboratory analyses and the archaeological context, and will include fieldwork, laboratory work, and lectures.

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  • Edinburgh

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Colonial geopolitics and local cultures in the Hellenistic and Roman East (IIIrd Century B.C. – IIIrd Century A.D.)

    Géopolitique coloniale et cultures locales dans l'Orient hellénistique et romain (IIIe siècle av. J.-C. – IIIe siècle ap. J.-C.)

    It seems clear that, in the Greek-speaking regions of the Roman Empire, Hellenistic models (civic, military or institutional) exercised considerable influence over “Italic” colonial projects. Within this field, relations between military colonists and indigenous peoples demand special attention, considering the degree of social, cultural, economic, political and geopolitical transformation brought about by the installation of certain groups upon those lands as a result of the will of the great power(s) that ruled over them. As for the Roman colonization, modern scholars have often described Roman colonies as vectors of Romanization inserted in alien lands, writing that these communities must have functioned as images of a “small Rome.” While the existence of Latin-speaking colonists ruled by a favorable juridical system such as the Ius Italicum cannot be denied, such a reductionist model can no longer be accepted without qualification, especially in the context of the Greek-speaking provinces of the Roman East. The regions of the Eastern Mediterranean world saw the coming of a number of groups of Roman colonists and thus their cultural climate, their agrarian structures and their geopolitical environment changed. The aim of this panel is to explore new research paths based on broader studies in time and space.

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  • Rome

    Study days - Prehistory and Antiquity

    The archaic fortifications of Latium vetus and western Etruria (9th-6th century BC)

    Stratigraphy, chronology and urbanisation

    L’incontro sarà dedicato alla cronologia delle più antiche fortificazioni delle città storiche nel Latium vetus e nell’Etruria meridionale, ed al processo di strutturazione dei centri urbani in questi territori all’inizio del primo millenio a.C. La riflessione includerà confronti con il mondo greco, l’Iberia e l’Europa centrale. 

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  • Dinant

    Call for papers - Europe

    Medieval copper, bronze and brass – Dinant-Namur 2014

    History, archaeology and archaeometry of the production of brass, bronze and other copper alloy objects in medieval Europe (12th-16th centuries)

    This symposium is organised in a town whose main medieval activity was focused on the metallurgy of copper and brass. Its aim is to present current knowledge of not only the medieval products, techniques, workshops and labour force, but also of the market and trade in these products. This symposium will present the research carried out in history and archaeology of materials and processes with, in some cases, the support of scientific studies.

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  • Valence-sur-Baïse

    Call for papers - History

    Rural Archeology and Rural History (Middle Ages – Modern era)

    2nd Rural History Summer School

    “Rural Archaeology and Rural History – Middle Ages – Modern era” The theme chosen for this 2013 edition of the Rural History Summer School will allow us to consider the relationship between rural archeology and history. More than the oppositions, it seems it is the relationships, the combinations and the intertwining of disciplines, that need to be questioned through the different scientific traditions in Europe (England, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy). This European overview will be the major focus of this 2013 summer school. The emphasis will also be put on the recent development of post-medieval archaeology, practiced in England and Italy for example, but still embryonic in several European countries. The interrogations will dwell on rescue and commercial Archeology and on its methods and results.

     

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  • Amman

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Seventh World Archaeological Congress

    Le Seventh World Archaeological Congress (WAC 7) se tiendra à la Mer Morte (Jordanie) du 14 au 18 janvier 2013.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Climatic, environmental and social dimensions of the Little Ice Age (LIA) in the Mediterranean

    Special issue of Méditerranée (2014)

    This special issue will look at the climatic, environmental and social dimensions of the Little Ice Age (LIA) in the Mediterranean, between the second half of the 13th to 19th centuries. Contributions should derive from the Meditterranean area, including its mountainous borders, and can include sedimentary and palaeoecological records, in addition to written and iconographic sources. The editors particularly encourage multidisciplinary studies.

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  • Rabat

    Colloquium - History

    الأركيلوجيا الوسيطية بالمغرب بين النص التاريخي والعمل الميداني

    Premier congrès national sur l'archéologie islamique au Maroc

    عرف البحث الأثري المغربي حول الفترة الإسلامية طفرة متميزة خلال العقدين الأخيرين، ساهم فيها إحداث المعهد الوطني لعلوم الآثار والتراث كمؤسسة وطنية مختصة، وبفتح وحدات بحث ببعض الجامعات المغربية صبت اهتمامها على عدد من المواضيع الأكاديمية المتعلقة بالعمارة والفنون والمواقع الإسلامية، من بينها دراسات معمارية وفنية همت معالم ذات وظائف مختلفة حضرية وقروية، وأبحاث ميدانية تمحورت حول إشكاليات تهم مدنا مندرسة ومواقع محصنة واستغلاليات وورشات إنتاجية، منها ما يرتبط بالمجال الزراعي (السقي وتوزيع المياه)، ومنها ما يرتبط بالصناعة والتجارة والحرف، ومنها ما يرتبط بهما معا (زراعة قصب السكر وإنتاجه). كما انكبت أبحاث ميدانية أخرى على دراسة مجالات شاسعة، معتمدة في ذلك على تقنيات المسح الأثري، بقصد فهم آليات الاستقرار البشري خلال الفترة الإسلامية، والاستغلال المجالي وتنظيمه بمناطق عديدة من المغرب الوسيطي والحديث، وكذا محاولة التوصل إلى معطيات علمية تساعد على فهم التطور العمراني أو تراجعه خلال مختلف الحقب التي مر بها المغرب

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