• ROMARCH: Late Antique Archaeology Conference, 17 March 2018, Birkbeck College, University of London

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    The Late Antique Archaeology conference reviews the state of late antique funerary practices, on a thematic basis, from scientific examinations of skeletons and their DNA, to treatments of the deceased body, to the nature of memorial structures and how they were treated over time.

    SCHEDULE:

    (A) DEMOGRAPHY

    (i) OSTEOLOGY: LATE ANTIQUE LIVES FROM BONES

    09.45-10.45 Flavio de Angelis (Sop. Arch. Di Roma) and Andrea Battistini (Sop. Arch. Di Roma) Lives from Bones: Anthropological Evaluation in the City of Rome

    (ii) BIOMOLECULES IN LATE ANTIQUITY (ISOTOPES, DIET, MIGRATION, EPIDEMIC, ENDEMIC DISEASE)

    11.00-11.30 Alexandra Chavarria (Padova) Northern Italy

    11.30-12.00 Mathew Emery (McMaster) Southern Italy (via Skype)

     

    (B) RITUALS AND IDENTITIES: DEATH RITUALS AND TREATMENT OF THE BODY

    12.15-12.45 Rhea Brettell (Bradford) Organic residues from mortuary contexts (Britain).

    12.45-13.15 Thibaut Devièse (Oxford) Colourants and dyes

    Respondant: Béatrice Caseau (Paris IV) Treatment of the body: Ointments and perfumes

     

    (C) COMMEMORATION, MONUMENTS, FUNERARY TOPOGRAPHY

    (i) MEMORIALS – LATE ANTIQUE COMMEMORATION,

    14.00-14.30 Zsolt Magyar (?Budapest) Mausolea in Pannonia

    14.30-15.00 Chris Sparey-Green (Kent) Mausolea in NW Europe

    (ii) SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS OF DEAD TO LIVING

    15.15-15.45 Judit Ciurana Prast (Barcelona) Funerary Landscapes of Catalonia

    15.45-16.15 Efthymios Rizos (Oxford) Christian elite burials in Anatolia / Constantinople & the cult of relics

    (iii) MEMORIAL AND OBLIVION: SPOLIA AND ATTITUDES TO TOMBS

    16.30-16.45 Luke Lavan (Kent) Spolia and the archaeology of memory

    16.45-17.15 Douglas Underwood (Kent) City walls and tomb destruction (Skype)

    17.15-17.45 Nick Mishkovsky (Kent) City walls and tomb preservation

    17.45-18.00 Conclusion.

     

    Date: Saturday, 17 March, 2018

    All are welcome. Admission 25 GBP, 10 GBP Students.

    Registration is via Eventbrite: https://laaburial2018.eventbrite.co.uk

    Venue: Room 421 inside Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX. Metro: Russell Square.

    Conveners: L.Lavan/M.Mulryan (Kent) T.Penn (Edin.) R,Darley (Birkbeck).

    Sponsors: University of Kent, Birkbeck (University of London), J.Beale, Brill.

    https://lateantiquearchaeology.wordpress.com

  • ROMARCH: CAA-GR (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) Conference


    On behalf of the organizing committee of the CAA-Gr 2018 conference to be held in Limassol on 19-20 June 2018, I would like to inform you that the submission deadline has been extended until February 15th. The same date applies to those who want to organize a workshop on June 18th.

    More information can be found at the conference website https://www.caa-gr2018.org/

    You can submit your paper here: https://openconf.caa-gr2018.org/openconf.php

    For any information please do not hesitate to contact us through conference@caa-gr2018.org  or regarding papersubmissions at submissions@caa-gr2018.org

    Concerning registration and accommodation, please contact smartevents@cytanet.com.cy

    On behalf of the CAA-Gr 2018 organizational committee

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    Αγαπητοί συνάδελφοι,

    Εκ μέρους της οργανωτικής επιτροπής του CAA-Gr 2018, το οποίο θα διοργανωθεί στη Λεμεσό στις 19 και 20 Ιουνίου 2018, θα ήθελα νασας ενημερώσω ότι έχει δοθεί παράταση υποβολής εργασιών μέχρι και τις 15 Φεβρουαρίου.

    Σας υπενθυμίσω για τη δυνατότητα όπως διοργανώσετε στα πλαίσια του συνεδρίου θεματικό εργαστήριο (workshop)στις 18 Ιουνίου. Γιαοργάνωση workshop, παρακαλώ όπως υποβάλετε το προτεινόμενο θέμα και πάλι μέχρι τις 15 Φεβρουαρίου.

    Περισσότερες πληροφορίες μπορείτε να βρείτε στην ιστοσελίδα του συνεδρίου https://www.caa-gr2018.org/

    Για υποβολή εργασιών:  https://openconf.caa-gr2018.org/openconf.php

    Για οποιεσδήποτε πληροφορίες μπορείτε να στείλετε ηλεκτρονικό μήνυμα στο conference@caa-gr2018.org

    Για θέματα που αφορούν την  υποβολή εργασίας αποτείνεστε  στο submissions@caa-gr2018.org

    Θέματα που αφορούν την εγγραφή στο συνέδριο και διαμονή μπορείτε να στείλετε ηλεκτρονικό μήνυμα στοsmartevents@cytanet.com.cy

    Εκ μέρους της οργανωτικής επιτροπής CAA-Gr 2018

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    Professor Vasiliki (Lina) Kassianidou

    Director, Archaeological Research Unit

    Archaeological Research Unit, Department of History and Archaeology

    UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

    P.O. Box 20537.  CY-1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS

    tel. +357 22 893564,  FAX. +357 22 22895489

  • 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