Saturday, August 16, 2008

Session CFP for Theoretical Archaeology

Putting Humpty Together Again
A call for papers for a session at the forthcoming Theoretical
Archaeology Conference 2008 (University of Southampton), entitled:
Putting Humpty Together Again: Overcoming the Fragmentation of the
Middle Ages.

The session is organised by Ben Jervis and myself and is supported by
the Society for Medieval Archaeology in the UK.
Members of this Forum may be particularly interested in one of the
themes which is:
"Fragmentation between professions, e.g. academia, heritage
(including museums), commercial archaeology and conservation"
Other 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
* Transitions between periods, e.g. Saxon to Norman, early to high
medieval, late to post medieval
The paper deadline is 1 September and all submissions should be made
via email to Tehmina tehm@SOTON.AC.UK and Ben Jervis as well as submitted via the TAG 2008 online
submission form.

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