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Occupying Space during Bronze and Iron Ages: From site to landscape

Occuper l'espace aux âges du Bronze et du Fer : des sites aux paysages

6th Doctoral Meetings of the European School of Protohistory of Bibracte

VIe rencontres doctorales de l’École européenne de protohistoire de Bibracte

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Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Archaeology and Space have always been intrinsically connected. On one hand, different attributes of the environment affected human beings forcing them to adapt their behaviour in order to succeed, while on the other, in doing so, communities have influenced their surrounding spaces by transforming them, in some cases irreversibly. As all human actions are by definition immersed in space, for this year’s meeting we have decided to approach the questions of understanding and interpreting these complex processes looking through the prism of scale on which they happen. The extent of these ranges from the processes that occur on the small levels in the spaces of archaeological sites extending to the larger levels when dealing with the narrative of cultural landscapes. Sessions will provide reflection on the social and spatial aspects of archaeological sites and landscapes and will incorporate themes related to subsistence, economy, social behaviour and ideology within the timespan of the European Bronze and Iron Ages.

Announcement

The sixth Doctoral Meetings of the European School of Protohistory of Bibracte (EEPB) will be held in March, 9 - 11 2020, at the European Archaeological Centre of Bibracte (Burgundy, France). Since 2015, these Meetings aim at bringing together PhD candidates and young doctors working on common issues concerning the Bronze and Iron Ages across Europe.

Argument

Archaeology and Space have always been intrinsically connected. On one hand, different attributes of the environment affected human beings forcing them to adapt their behaviour in order to succeed, while on the other, in doing so, communities have influenced their surrounding spaces by transforming them, in some cases irreversibly. As all human actions are by definition immersed in space, for this year’s meeting we have decided to approach the questions of understanding and interpreting these complex processes looking through the prism of scale on which they happen. The extent of these ranges from the processes that occur on the small levels in the spaces of archaeological sites extending to the larger levels when dealing with the narrative of cultural landscapes. Sessions will provide reflection on the social and spatial aspects of archaeological sites and landscapes and will incorporate themes related to subsistence, economy, social behaviour and ideology within the timespan of the European Bronze and Iron Ages.

Occupying Sites

Different types of archaeological sites and features, such as settlements, burial sites, hoards,various cult places, as well as other places baring traces of human activities that can be connected with the Bronze and Iron Ages communities, have their own unique logic of functioning in the limited spaces that they occupy. Papers dealing with the research of various modes in which these spaces (sites) were organized, utilized and subsequently interpreted are welcome. They include research on distribution of finds, remains of different objects and structures (specialized work areas), paleo botanical, isotope and lipid analyses, as well as research on diachronical changes observable on the sites through the research of material remains. In addition, studies dealing with different models of spatial data acquisition, their analysis and interpretation are encouraged.

Occupying Landscapes

On a larger scale, the distribution of these archaeological features in space, as well as theinevitable human interventions in its environment has heavily transformed the natural “wild” landscape turning it into managed cultural landscape. In many cases, the impact of those changes made by Bronze and Iron Age communities are still visible today, allowing a better understanding of the interrelations which have existed among them. We welcome transdisciplinary and participative approaches to the analysis of the interrelations between landscapes and societies, as well as papers researching particular types of landscapes, such as funerary landscapes, settlement patterns and the seemingly empty spaces in between, agricultural landscapes and other kinds of “domesticated” landscapes. Furthermore, studies focused on paleo-environmental and paleo- ecological data, which address the complexities of diachronic human-landscape relationships are desirable, as well as the studies that use new technologies, tools and modelling techniques in order to detect, study and revive the old landscapes.

Through these different aspects, we want to offer a framework for reflection on the different ways researchers can identify various kinds of spaces that can be found in the archaeological record and create a common ground for debate on methodological perspectives, their limits and bias, in order to bring out new ideas for apprehending Bronze and Iron Ages societies.

Submission guidelines

Contributions can be made in the form of oral presentation (20 minutes) or poster (with a 5- minute oral presentation). The selection of the papers will be made by the scientific committee of the EEPB.

Proposals must be submitted by November 30th, 2019

at eepb2020@bibracte.fr (Registration form below).

Scientific committee

  • ANNE-MARIE ADAM, Emeritus Professor, University of Strasbourg (France), UMR 7044 Archimède
  • PHILIPPE BARRAL, Professor, University of Bourgogne–Franche-Comté (France), UMR 6249 Chrono-Environnement
  • LOUP BERNARD, Lecturer, University of Strasbourg (France), UMR 7044 Archimède
  • LAURENT CALLEGARIN, Director of Studies. École Des Hautes Études Hispaniques EtIbériques (Casa de Velázquez)
  • STEPHAN FICHTL, Professor, University of Strasbourg (France), UMR 7044 Archimède
  • VINCENT GUICHARD, General Director of Bibracte (France)
  • PIERRE-YVES MILCENT, Lecturer, University Toulouse Jean-Jaurès (France), UMR 5608Traces
  • CLAUDE MORDANT, Emeritus Professor, University of Bourgogne (France), UMR 6298ARTEHIS
  • GUY DE MULDER, Professor, Ghent Universty (Belgium), Department of Archaeology
  • HRVOJE POTREBICA, Tenured Professor, University of Zagreb (Croatia), Faculty ofHumanities and Social Sciences, Department of Archaeology
  • FELICIANA SALA-SELLÉS, Professor, University of Alicante (Spain), Research Institute inArchaeology and Historical Heritage (INAPH)

Organizing committee

  • LÉONARD DUMONT, PhD Candidate, Ghent University (Belgium) & University of Bourgogne–Franche-Comté (France), UMR 6298 ARTEHIS
  • PASCUAL PERDIGUERO, PhD Candidate, University of Alicante (Spain), Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Departamento de Prehistoria, Arqueología, Historia Antigua, Fil. Griega y Fil. Latina, Área de Arqueología.
  • MARTA RAKVIN, PhD Student, University of Zagreb (Croatia), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Archaeology, Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
  • MARINE RODÉ, PhD Candidate, University of Strasbourg (France), UMR 7044 Archimède

Places

  • Centre archéologique européen de Bibracte
    Glux-en-Glenne, France (58)

Date(s)

  • Saturday, November 30, 2019

Keywords

  • protohistoire

Contact(s)

  • Comité d'organisation EEPB2020
    courriel : eepb2020 [at] bibracte [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Marine Rodé
    courriel : marinerode7 [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Occupying Space during Bronze and Iron Ages: From site to landscape », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019, https://calenda.org/688389

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