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Zooarchaeology Saves the World

On 5 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 100 words maximum) are due for an online conference entitled Zooarchaeology Saves the World, to be held on 10-31 May 2022, hosted by the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University. Further information is available at https://zooarch628110784.wordpress.com/. Potential themes include but are not limited to:
• Zooarchaeology and climate change
• The relationship of animals and foodways with identity, social justice, and/or decolonization
• Wild animals and conservation biology
• Animal husbandry practices and sustainability
• Pedagogy, academic equity and accessibility, public engagement
• How has the practice of zooarchaeology harmed the world and how can we do better?
• For non-zooarchaeologists: how can the field of zooarchaeology integrate with your goals?
• Case-studies that succeeded or failed at impact
• Inspirational calls-to-action
• The ethics and practices of field data collection
• The use of indigenous knowledge
• The rise of biomolecular data – e.g., ethics and aDNA

 

ScapeCon 2022

On 8 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 300 words maximum) are due for the 5th international postgraduate and early career scholars’ conference in Aegean archaeology ScapeCon 2022. No (e)scape from bits and pieces: Towards an archaeology of fragmentation in the Aegean Bronze Age — · People · Material Culture · Data, to be held on 24-27 November 2022 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information and application forms are available at https://scapecon.minoan-aegis.net/.

 

WAC-9

On 21 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 250 words maximum) are due for the World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9), to be held on 3-8 July 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://www.wac-9.org/. Themes of the conference will be:
• Archaeological Practices
o Global Perspectives on Rock Art
o Why Archaeology Needs Ethnoarchaeology
o Contemporary Archaeologies
o High-Spirited Gatherings or Lightning Sessions
• Archaeological Praxis
o Evaluating Archaeological Knowledge
o Discrimination and Injustices
• Heritage
o Community Approaches to Archaeology and Heritage Management
o Transdisciplinary and Unbounded: Contemporary Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
o Trade in Art, Culture, and History: Heritage Tourism in the Twenty-First Century
• Indigenous
o Indigenous Views on Ancestors, Ancestral Sites, their Excavation and Disturbance
o Archaeology as Indigenous Advocacy
o Fission or Fusion? Indigenous Engagement
• Interactions and transformations
o Historical Archaeology: Global Alterities and Affinities
o Maritime Histories: The Seas in Human History
• Identities and Ontologies
o Archaeologies of Identity
o Landscapes, Forests, Groves, Rocks, Rivers, and Trees: Ontological Groundings and Seeking Alternative Theories
• Archaeologies and Sciences
o The aDNA Revolution: Its Issues, Potentials, and Implications
o A New Bioarchaeology: Telling the Difficult Stories
• Environments
o Climates of Change and Environmental Pasts
o Water and Ancient Complex Societies
• World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future
o World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future

 

CASA 5

On 25 April 2022 abstracts for sessions (extended deadline: 250 words maximum) are due for the 5th Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference: Crisis and Resilience (CASA 5), to be held on 16-18 September 2022 in hybrid format. Further information is available at https://casa2752.wixsite.com/casa. Themes of the conference will be:
• Exploring past disease, plague, and their relation to the lifestyle
• The traces and impact of environmental change and natural disaster, and their effects on the society and human body
• Uncovering the effect of conflicts, violence and warfare on different social groups: archaeological and heritage perspectives
• Social, political and/or religious “revolutions” in the face of crisis and their effects on mindsets, beliefs and practices
• Learning from the past: archaeological and heritage perspectives on contemporary issues
• The emergence and evolution of diverse human technologies to cope with external change and/or challenges
• Environmental resilience in the face of past human impact
• Collapse and Resilience/Resilience Theory
• Ethnicity, trauma and resilience in times of crisis: solidarity and bottom-up approaches
• Recording crisis: from textual, iconographical and material perspectives

 

LAC 2022

On 30 April 2022 abstracts (200-500 words) are due for the 7th edition of the Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2022), to be held on 10-15 September 2022 in Iasi, Romania. Further information, including the list of sessions and forms to submit an abstract to those sessions, are available at https://lac2022.rdrp.ro/. Themes of the conference will be:
• Responsibility. Identifying and assessing anthropic pressure on built and natural landscapes
• Defragmentation. Thinking together about humans, time, and landscapes in a postcolonial world
• Integration. The peopled earth – interrelationship of human and natural systems
• Sensitivity. Landscapes as embodied experiences
• Explanation and Comprehension. Modelling landscapes from quantifiable attributes to cultural constructs
• Cooperation. Theoretical and technological multidisciplinary approaches to the reconstruction of past landscapes

 

ARCH_RNT

On 31 May 2022 abstracts (maximum 1 page) are due for the 7th Symposium Archaeological Research & New Technologies (ARCH_RNT), to be held on 6-8 October 2022 in Kalamata, Greece. Further information and the abstract template are available at http://www.laboratoryarchaeometry.gr/7th-arch_rnt.html. Abstracts are welcome addressing research in cultural heritage, including but not limited to:
• Absolute Dating
• Material Analysis
• Paleo-Environment Reconstructions
• Digital Technologies

 

EuroMed 2022

On 15 June 2022 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the International Conference on Digital Heritage (EuroMed 2022): Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection, to be held on 31 October - 4 November 2022 on Cyprus. Further information is available at https://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/article/international-conference-euromed2022-call-for-papers/. Original unpublished papers in English are invited for electronic submission on the following subjects:
• Protection, Restoration and Preservation of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
• Digital Heritage Documentation and Preservation

 

Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough

On 1 July 2022 abstracts (500 words) are due for a conference entitled Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough: The Golden Bough at 100, to be held on 10-12 February 2023 via Zoom, hosted by the University of Melbourne, Australia, to examine the legacy of Sir James Frazer’s The Golden Bough on the centenary of its publication. Further information is available at https://zeroequalstwo.net/call-for-conference-papers-shaking-the-tree-breaking-the-bough-the-golden-bough-at-100/. Abstracts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Areas of consideration for this conference include:
• Ancient Religions (e.g., Ancient Near Eastern, Minoan, Roman)
• Comparative Religious Studies
• Biblical Studies
• Pagan Reconstructionism
• Neo-Paganism
• Art and Interpretation
• Literary Studies
• Theory in Historiography and a Historiography of Theory

 

13th ICAANE

On 30 September 2022 proposals for panels and workshops (1000-1500 characters) are due for the 13th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (13th ICAANE), to be held in Copenhagen from 22-25 May 2023; on 1 October 2022 abstracts (400-1000 characters) for posters and oral presentations are due. Further information is available at https://eventsignup.ku.dk/icaane13#.

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