Saturday, August 30, 2008

Last Call: Fragmentation in the Middle Ages

this is the Last call for papers for the
forthcoming conference session for TAG 2008 on the themes of
'Fragmentation in the Middle Ages' at the University of Southampton,
December 2008.

**Putting Humpty Together Again: Overcoming the Fragmentation of the
Middle Ages**

The session is organised by Ben Jervis and Tehmina Goskar and is
supported by the Society for Medieval Archaeology in the UK.

Themes on fragmentation for which we are particularly seeking papers are:

• Divisions between material specialists, e.g. ceramicists,
numismatists, small finds or metalwork specialists
• Geographic boundaries, e.g. studies according to modern regional
and national boundaries (Kent, Italy) or those according to
contemporary boundaries (Wessex, Normandy)
• Landscape and settlement vs. object-based archaeology
• Cultural focus vs. biological/environmental focus (including human
and animal remains)
• Life and death archaeology, e.g. finds and settlements relating to
people’s lifestyles and those found within funerary landscapes
• Relationships between urban and rural archaeology
• Theme-based divisions, e.g. social, economic, cultural, military
• Fragmentation between professions, e.g. academia, heritage
(including museums), commercial archaeology and conservation

Please forward far and wide. The paper deadline is 1 September and
all submissions should be made via email to myself and Ben Jervis
( as well as submitted via the TAG 2008 online
submission form:

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