Third Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology - Call for Papers

Posted on Tuesday 6th May 2014
Photo of WW1 cannons in the countryside

The third Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology will be held at the University of Birmingham on November 5th-7th, 2014. The conference is now inviting participants to submit abstracts for papers and poster presentations.

In the last decade, the archaeology of conflict has developed into an established discipline in its own right. As this discipline expands it is important to develop connections between postgraduates working in the numerous facets which constitute conflict archaeology. Following two successful conferences, the first at the University of Glasgow in 2011 and the second at the University of Liverpool in 2013, this meeting will bring together postgraduates in the continued effort to build and maintain a vibrant research community.

The conference invites submissions from any period of the past and in all aspects of conflict archaeology, in topics including but not limited to:

  • Methodological Approaches to Sites and Themes
  • Memorialisation and Remembrance
  • Landscapes of Conflict
  • Experimental and Re-enactment Archaeology
  • Conflict and Technology
  • Heritage Management of Sites of Conflict
  • Archaeology of Maritime Conflict
  • Thanatourism

Papers are expected to be 20 minutes long followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion. Please send an abstract of between 250-300 words to birminghamconflict2014@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 1st July 2014. Expressions of interest in presenting or attending would be appreciated before this date. Successful candidates will be notified by 25th July 2014.

A1 and A0 posters are also invited. Please send an abstract of 250-300 words to birminghamconflict2014@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 1st July 2014.

For further information please contact the conference organisers Xavier Duffy, Emma Login, Chris King, Gido Hakvoort or Sarah Howard at birminghamconflict2014@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Links:
www.birminghamconflict2014.wordpress.com