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TAG (Theoretical Archaeology Group) Conference in New York City 2015

TAG 2015North American Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference
New York University in the City of New York

May 22-24, 2015

Call for Sessions and Papers 

New York University is proud to announce that it will host the 7thannual North American TAG conference in 2015!
Taking inspiration from the itinerant nature of the meetings themselves, the theme for 2015’s conference is MOVEMENT. 

While explaining the movement of past technologies, people, and ideas is a fundamental aspect of archaeological theory, archaeology is itself a mobile profession, and as such, movement plays a role not just in our understanding of the past but also in our very practice. Moreover, current trends in social media and publishing are changing the movement of ideas and theory throughout the archaeological world. We invite session and paper proposals that explore the full-range of movement in archaeology and are excited to see the creative potential the concept of movement inspires!

Deadline for session abstracts: November 30, 2014

Deadline for paper abstracts: January 31, 2015

For more information please contact Dr. Pam Crabtree at pc4@nyu.edu 

Note: Session abstracts should be sent to northamericantag@gmail.com.  Paper abstracts for particular sessions should be submitted directly to the session organizer.  If you would like to present a paper, but do not have a session, please send the paper abstract to our general inquiries address.  Participants are allowed to submit up to 2 paper abstracts.

Medieval archaeology conference at SUNY Cortland

From our close northeastern neighbors and Scott Stull comes this announcement:

 

 

 


Conference on Medieval Archaeology
 
Schedule
October 18, 2014
2125 Moffett Center, SUNY Cortland, Cortland NY 

9:00-9:10         Welcome: Scott Stull
Session 1a: Overview
9:10-9:30         Fazioli, K. Patrick        Medieval Archaeology in North America: A Fragmented Field            
Session 1b: Britain and Ireland
9:30-9:50         Whitlock, Allison         The Archaeology of a Medieval Village: Willingham, Cambridgeshire                        
9:50-10:10       O’Carroll, Finola and Scott, Rachel                 Archaeological Excavations at the Black Friary, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland
10:10-10:30     Discussion
10:30-10:40     Break
Session 2: Fauna, Food, and Feasting 
10:40-11:00     Crabtree, Pam              Animal Bone Remains from Medieval Antwerp: A First Look                        
11:00-11:20     Lachman, Chelsea       Potluck and Potlatch: Gifting of Food in Medieval Society
11:20-11:40     McDonald, Erin, Kathryn Whalen, and Jennifer Shaffer Foster           Cooking by the Books: How historical texts and the archaeological record diverge on subsistence patterns                         
11:40-12:00     Discussion      

12:00-1:20       Lunch

                        Session 3: Vikings and Anglo-Saxons
1:20-1:40         Blowney, Steven          Viking Swords
1:40-2:00         Delvaux, Matthew       Skuldelev 2: Biography of a Viking-Age Longship
2:00-2:20         Welton, Andrew          ‘Its edge is hardened by blood:’ Spears, smiths, and iron in ‘Anglo-Saxon’ England           
2:20-2:40         Discussion
2:40-3:00          Break

                        Session 4: Byzantium and the east
3:00-3:20         Cassis, Marica, &Steadman, Sharon,   Defensive Positions: Reconsidering Byzantine Fortifications in Anatolia
3:20-3:40         Bucklaew, Toni                       Wealth in Byzantine Anatolia
3:40-4:00         Schryver, James                       A Legate, A Pope, and an Issue of Identity in Thirteenth-Century Crusader Coinage        
4:00-4:20         Discussion
4:20-4:30         Concluding remarks: Scott Stull         
4:30–6:00        Reception: Brooks Museum

Scott D. Stull, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Sociology-Anthropology
Moffett Center 2108, SUNY Cortland
PO Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Digital preservation summit in Washington

CyArk is a nonprofit with the mission of digitally preserving the world’s cultural heritage.  
On October 7-8, CyArk will be hosting its Annual Summit at the National Archives in Washington DC.  The overarching theme of the conference is “Democratization of Cultural Heritage: Enabling access to information, technology and support.” Attendees will be able to network and learn from presentations given by government, university, historic preservation and cultural resource management leaders such as Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS, CyArk’s blue ribbon advisory council, Corine Wegener of the Smithsonian and US Committee of the Blue Shield, Richard O’Connor Chief of HABS, leadership and practitioners from the National Park Services, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and governments around the world. 
Attendees will also be able to see live demonstrations and learn about the latest technologies being applied to built heritage and digital humanities from speakers and sponsors that include Autodesk, Trimble SketchUp, A&E firms, and cultural resource management firms. 
Researchers and scholars will have the opportunity to learn about specific programs that CyArk is working on, such as the Atlantic Slave Trade and the Athena Project, and identify opportunities to collaborate where CyArk and other heritage institutions are actively seeking research partners.

Note that CyArk is offering a discounted student rate 

‘Transformations’ conference at Syracuse U.

On Thursday, February 27th, the South Asia Center will hold the opening reception and keynote address for its “Transformations in South Asian Folk Arts, Aesthetics, and Commodities.”  The reception begins at 5:30 in the Public Events room (220 Eggers).

Following the reception will be a keynote address by Dr. Dilip Chakrabarti, Professor Emeritus of South Asian Archeology at Cambridge University. His talk, “Folk Art Elements in Indian Archaeological Tradition” will examine the complexities of identifying ‘folk elements’ in Indian archaeological data, and then offer a critical review of what has been traditionally identified as ‘folk art’ in the whole range of Indian archaeological data.

 The “Transformations” conference will continue on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st. For the full schedule, please check out our website: http://mithila.syr.edu.

 Emera Bridger Wilson Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 346 Eggers Hall Syracuse University Syracuse NY 13244 (315) 443-2553 elbridge@syr.edu

Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG USA) conference

North American Theoretical Archaeology Group TAG USA, May 23-25, 2014 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. TAG2014 Sessions are now open. Call for Papers- Deadline March 7, 2014

At this time, we invite all interested parties to submit abstracts to one of our 21 exciting sessions (click here or see the attached pdf to see list of sessions). Please send your abstracts directly to the session organizers (not to TAG-Urbana) by email. 
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Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Materials

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Materials from the Mediterranean
Nicosia, 17-19 September 2014, University of Cyprus

The NARNIA research network is pleased to announce the organisation of the international conference, entitled: “Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Materials from the Mediterranean”, to be held at the main campus of the University of Cyprus, in Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 17th and 19th of September 2014.  Continue reading