The main conference will be divided into two sessions. Session I will consider developments in the archaeology of different periods from prehistory through the Islamic period, with 20-minute presentations delivered by prominent scholars followed by a discussion. Structured similarly, Session II will address developments in theory, method, and practice common to various disciplines and sub-disciplines in the archaeology of Iberia. This session will cover issues such as the application of archaeological theory, foreign schools and archaeology work in Spain and Portugal, GIS and digital technologies, and intersections between archaeology and history, and cultural heritage management. Invited speakers include prominent scholars from Europe and the United States. Graduate students and emerging scholars are encouraged to submit posters as well as participate in the seminars and discussions.
“State of the Field” is an ongoing conference series held at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology each year. Recent conferences have discussed the archaeology of Greece (2013), Turkey (2012), and Italy (2010). Next year, the conference will focus on the archaeology of North Africa.
When: February 27th – March 1st, 2014
Where: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
60 George Street
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
**This conference is free and open to the public. No registration is required.**