• ROMARCH: Call for Papers, The Connected Past 2017: the Future of Past Networks

    Call for papers The Connected Past 2017, August 24-25th 2017, Bournemouth University (UK)
    The Connected Past 2017: The Future of Past Networks?
     
    August 24-25th 2017 
    Bournemouth University (UK)
     
    August 22-23rd 2017 Practical Networks Workshop
     
    The Connected Past 2017 is a multi-disciplinary, international two-day conference that aims to provide a friendly and informal platform for exploring the use of network research in the study of the human past. 
     
    It will be preceded by a two-day practical workshop offering hands-on experience with a range of network science methods.
     
    Deadline call for papers: May 21, 2017
    Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2017
     
    Conference registration (includes coffee breaks and lunch): £35
    Workshop registration (includes coffee breaks): £20
     
    Keynotes: Eleftheria Paliou and discussant Chris Tilley (tbc)
    Organisers: Fiona Coward, Anna Collar & Tom Brughmans
     
    Call for Papers
    Five years have passed since the first Connected Past conference (Southampton 2012) brought together scholars working in archaeology, history, physics, mathematics and computer science to discuss how network methods, models and thinking might be used to enhance our understanding of the human past. Much has happened in these intervening years: applications of network analysis have expanded rapidly; a number of collected volumes dealing explicitly with network analysis of the past have been published (e.g. The Connected Past, OUP 2016; Special Issue of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 2015; Network Analysis in Archaeology, OUP 2013); and several dedicated groups of scholars are thriving, including the Connected Past itself which hosted conferences in Paris and London, but also the Historical Network Research group, Res-Hist and others. The Connected Past 2017 will provide an opportunity to take stock of the developments of the past five years and to discuss the future of network research in archaeology and history. How will new network models, methods and thinking shape the ways we study the past? 
     
    We welcome submissions of abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts, welcoming case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics might include, but are not limited to: 
     
            Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks
            Networks, space and place
            Network change over time
            What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?
            Categories in the past vs categories in our analysis: etic or emic, pre-determined or emergent?
            Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros, cons, potential, limitations
     
    Please submit your abstract limited to 250 words before midnight (GMT) of May 21st 2017 to connectedpast2017@gmail.com  
     
    NB. If there is sufficient demand, we will endeavour to organise a crêche for delegates’ children (under 3). An extra fee may be payable for this, although fee-waivers may be available in certain circumstances. Further details would be provided in due course. In order to allow us to assess demand, please let us know in advance if this would be useful for you.  
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    Posted by: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans@yahoo.com>

  • ROMARCH: Maritime Archaeology Conference at Oxford

    Registration is now open for BEYOND STORMS, WAR AND SHIPWRECKS: 60 YEARS OF MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY AROUND SICILY to be held at St John’s College, University of Oxford on Tuesday 21 June, 2016 in conjunction with the exhibition Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas at the Ashmolean Museum.
    Admission (payable at the door) includes entrance to the Exhibition, refreshments and wine reception. Full price £12, Students £5.

    To register, please email: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk<mailto:antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk>, or T. 01865 278020.

    For further information, please see invitation attached and complete program below.

    The conference and exhibition are generously supported by the Honor Frost Foundation.

    Best wishes,

    Alexandra Sofroniew (Exhibition Curator and Conference Organiser)

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    Program
    Tuesday 21 June, 9.15am – 6.00pm

    BEYOND STORMS, WAR AND SHIPWRECKS: 60 YEARS OF MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY AROUND SICILY

    Garden Quad Reception Room, St John’s College, University of Oxford, OX1 3JP

    09:15 Welcome and Introduction, Dr Xa Sturgis, Director, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

    09:30 Prof. Sebastiano Tusa, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali del Mare, Regione Sicilia, Italy, Title Tbc

    10:15 Sicilian Soundings: Honor Frost and the Punic Shipwreck Project of Marsala, Dr Claire Calcagno, Marine Archaeologist, Independent Scholar, USA, and Prof. Elena Flavia Castagnino Berlinghieri, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Siracusa, Italy

    11:00 Break – coffee and tea

    11:30 La nave greca arcaica di Gela e l’emporio commerciale arcaico. Traffici e commerce nell’antica cittàs Siceliota, Prof. Rosalba Panvini, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Siracusa, Italy

    12:15 The Economics of Naval Warfare: Evidence from the Battle of the Egadi Islands, Prof. Jeffrey Royal, East Carolina University, USA

    13:00 Lunch

    14:30 Elmi del mare antico di Camarina, Prof. Giovanni Di Stefano, Museo Archeologico Regionale di Kamarina, Italy

    15:15 Triremes, Rams and Robots: Surveying the Battle of the Egadi Islands, Prof. Jon Henderson, The University of Nottingham, UK

    16:00 Break – coffee and tea

    16:30 The Marzamemi ‘Church wreck’: from discovery to display, Prof. Elena Flavia Castagnino Berlinghieri, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Siracusa, Italy, and Prof. Andrea Paribeni, Carlo Bo University, Urbino, Italy

    17:15 Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) threats and challenges: a global concern for the 21st Century, Prof. Lucy Blue, The Honor Frost Foundation

    18:00 Reception

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    Giles Richardson

    Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology
    Brasenose College | University of Oxford | OX1 4AJ, England

    Tel: +44 (0) 7714085364 | Email: giles.richardson@bnc.ox.ac.uk<mailto:giles.richardson@bnc.ox.ac.uk>
    Diving Officer, Oxford University Underwater Exploration Group

    British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Special Branch 9205 | http://www.ouueg.com&lt;http://www.ouueg.com&gt;

    Posted by: Classical Art Research Centre and Beazley Archive

       <carc@classics.ox.ac.uk>

  • ROMARCH: Conference, Late Antique Archaeology 2016: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM A.D.

    Late Antique Archaeology 2016: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM A.D.

    To be held at The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE (inside the Royal Academy), Saturday 8th October 2016

    *Regional vegetation histories: overview of the pollen evidence*
    1. Western Mediterranean – José Antonio López-Sáez (Madrid), Neil Roberts (Plymouth)
    2. Central Mediterranean – Laura Sadori (Rome), Alessia Masi (Rome), Anna Maria Mercuri (Modena), Katerina Kouli (Athens)
    3. Eastern Mediterranean – TBC
    4. Northern Europe – Jessie Woodbridge (Plymouth), Ralph Fyfe (Plymouth), Neil Roberts (Plymouth)
    5. Britain – Stephen Rippon (Exeter), Ralph Fyfe (Plymouth)

    *Local and regional case studies: integrating archaeology, history and the environmental sciences*
    6. Avkat and Northern Anatolia – John Haldon (Princeton)
    7. Sophiana and South Italy – Emanuele Vaccaro (Cambridge), Anna Maria Mercuri (Modena) and Michael MacKinnon (Winnipeg)
    8. Sagalassos and South-Western Anatolia – Gert Verstraeten (Leuven), Nils Broothaerts (Leuven), Maarten Van Loo (Leuven)
    9. Tabacalera (Asturias) – Leonor Pena Chocarro (Madrid) and others

    *Mediterranean thematic surveys*
    10. Climatic changes and their impact on the late antique societies: general trends and interregional variability – Neil Roberts (Plymouth), Inga Labuhn (Lund), Adam Izdebski (Krakow)
    11. Deforestation and reforestation during the Roman Antiquity – William Harris (Columbia)
    12. The late antique rural settlement boom and its environmental impact across the Mediterranean – Alexandra Chavarria (Padua) and Adam Izdebski (Krakow)
    13. Land use, social structure and the environment in Late Antiquity – Mark Whittow (Oxford)
    14. Environment and the end of Antiquity, or is there a link between the fall of Rome and a major environmental catastrophe? – Adam Izdebski (Krakow)
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  • ROMARCH: Linked Ancient World Data Institute

    NEH-FUNDED LINKED ANCIENT WORLD DATA INSTITUTE (LAWDI): Applications due Monday, February, 18, 2013.

    Drew University and New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) will host the Linked Ancient World Data Institute (LAWDI) from May 30st to June 1st, 2013. The venue will be the Drew University campus in New Jersey. “Linked Open Data” is an approach to the creation of digital resources that emphasizes connections between diverse information on the basis of published and stable web addresses (URIs) that identify common concepts and individual items. LAWDI, funded by the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for Humanities, will bring together an international faculty of practitioners working in the field of Linked Data with twenty attendees who are implementing or planning the creation of digital resources. LAWDI’s intellectual scope is the Ancient Mediterranean and Ancient Near East, two fields in which a large and increasing number of digital resources is available, with rich coverage of the archaeology, literature and history of these regions. Continue reading

  • ROMARCH: Heraclea Sintica Conference, call for papers


    Heraclea Sintica: from Hellenistic polis to Roman civitas (4th c. BC – 6th c. AD)

    Dates: September 19-21, 2013;
    Location: Petrich, Bulgaria; Hotel Bats.
    Organizers: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum at Bulgarian
    Academy of Sciences, American Research Center in Sofia, Museum of
    History-Petrich
    Sponsors: American Research Center in Sofia, Municipality of Petrich

    This international conference will bring together leading scholars to present recent work on the site of Heraclea Sintica, situated near the village of Rupite, ca. 12 km northeast of Petrich, SW Bulgaria. The presentations will be arranged in thematic sections devoted to particular topics, such as, but not limited to:

    1. Historical topography of Heraclea and its city territory, including necropoleis;
    2. Recent archaeological excavations on the site;
    3. Diachronic surveys on literary sources and epigraphic documents;
    4. Religious monuments and associated cult practices;
    5. Patterns of coin circulation as related to economy and local markets.

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