In April 2014 the fourteenth Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group conference will be hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University.
The theme of the conference, Archaeology as a source of theory, takes as its starting point a well-known paradox in current archaeology. Our discipline has long been used in other fields as a metaphor for exploring the unconscious, uncovering an unknown past, or investigating origins. On the other hand, archaeology has a tradition of borrowing and applying theories from other fields, rather than developing theoretical approaches within archaeology itself. It is as if traces from the past are difficult to use in theory building. Only recently have some attempts been made to overcome this situation. Starting from this theoretical paradox, we invite colleagues to XIV Nordic TAG to explore the potential of archaeology as its own source of theory.
Paper abstract submission:
Paper abstracts should be sent by e-mail to session organizers before 15 December 2013. A list of sessions, paper guidelines and contact details of session organizers is available on the conference website:
• 15 December 2013 – Deadline for paper submissions.
• 1 March 2014 – Registration will close.
• 22 April 2014 – Opening of XIV Nordic TAG.
• 23-25 April 2014 – Parallel sessions at Aula Magna.
• 26 April 2014 – Excursions.