CFP: People in Motion: Mobility, Migration, and Exchange — Deadline November 15, 2013



4th Annual UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Graduate Research Conference

February 7-8, 2014

Featuring a Keynote Address by David W. Anthony, Hartwick College

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology invites abstracts for its annual conference, to be held at the UCLA Campus, Los Angeles on February 7-8, 2014. Presentations should be 20 minutes in length and address a topic linked to issues of mobility, migration, or exchange.

This conference seeks to highlight a dynamic past, one all too easily lost when considering the archaeological record. Just as in modern times, people and artifacts in the past were constantly in motion.

This conference will consider topics ranging from the movement of a particular culture or artifact (i.e. colonization, Neolithic obsidian trade), to the technologies of movement (i.e. roads, ships, domesticates), to identifying mobility in the archaeological record (i.e. seasonality, nomadism).

We welcome proposals from graduate students from all institutions who wish to examine any aspect of motion in the past. We especially encourage papers that demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to the archaeological record. To this end, we encourage applicants from fields outside of archaeology whose research interacts with material culture or offers a relevant theoretical framework.

Abstracts for individual papers should clearly demonstrate the presentation’s relation to the conference theme and should not exceed 250 words.

Submissions may be sent to [email protected] no later than November 15th, 2013. Accommodations with UCLA archaeology graduate students are available upon request.