CFP: Sacred Places, Sacred Spaces: Landscape Transformation and Inheritance — Deadline February 16, 2015

European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 2015 Meeting, Glasgow, 2-5 September 2015
Session Theme: Legacies & Visions

Sacred Places, Sacred Spaces: Landscape Transformation and Inheritance
http://eaaglasgow2015.com/session/sacred-places-sacred-spaces-landscape-transformation-and-inheritance/

Organisers:
Caron Newman, Newcastle University, caron.newman@newcastle.ac.uk
Vicky Manolopoulou, Newcastle University, v.manolopoulou@newcastle.ac.uk
Yasemin Özarslan, Koç University, yozarslan@ku.edu.tr

Much recent archaeological research has been concerned with religious transformative processes and their legacy in the present-day landscape. The structure of the modern environment is often anchored in the networks and spaces that evolved in response to religious practices and economic and cultural support systems. Throughout Europe and beyond, the cultural inheritance of religious orders and groupings has structured and influenced much of the modern landscape. The artefacts of religion and beliefs are represented as still-functioning institutions, relict features and as more subtle influences on property boundaries and settlement formation, for example. Religious institutions, buildings and features have had a significant impact on the development of the wider landscape and have played a key role in the way people engage with their environment, creating a sense of place and helping to shape people’s cultural identity. This session invites papers on all aspects of the landscape legacy of sacred places and spaces across periods and disciplines.

The call for abstracts is now open until the 16th February 2015. Abstracts can be submitted through the EAA website at: <http://eaaglasgow2015.com/call-for-papers/>.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Sa Cudia Cremada Field School

Mediterranean Archaeology in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) 2015 Campaign

Session #1: August 10-28
Session #2: August 31- September 18

3 weeks course in a Protohistoric archaeological site in a unique Mediterranean island
You will learn about: Fieldwork methods, Lab work, Indigenous, Punic and Roman Archaeology
You will explore: Mediterranean Nature, Culture, History, Geology and Traditions

The main a2im of fieldwork is that of approaching the talaiotic culture to students through different tasks related to an archaeological excavation. Fieldwork will be combined with lab work, lectures, workshops as well as excursions to discover the natural environment of an island which was declared Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO in 1993. During the course free days will be available to students so they can explore and enjoy the traditional horse festivals, whose origins date back to the medieval period, which take place in several towns in Menorca during summertime.

 

The Field School
For 2015 Sa Cudia Cremada Field School offers archaeological courses for students interested in gaining first- hand experience on fieldwork and laboratory tasks. We welcome university students, professionals as well as everybody who is interested in Archaeology and Mediterranean Protohistory (Iron Age). Thus, previous experience on the subject in not required. 2015 courses will take place in several sessions with a length of 3 weeks each. During the course, students will dig in the settlement’s sanctuary during the first half of the day, whereas the second part will be devoted to lectures, laboratory tasks and workshops.

Fees and Contact Information
3 weeks course: 1,200 Euro, including: fees, materials, accommodation, transportation to the site/ the accommodation, excursions, insurance
and snack during school time (Transportation to/from Menorca and meals outside school time are not included).

For further information and signing up for the course, please contact:

Email: sacudiafieldschool@gmail.com
Skype: sacudiafieldschool
You can also find us via facebook and twitter:
https:/ /www.facebook.com/ cudiacremada
https:/ /twitter.com/SaCudiaCremada

Fieldwork Opportunity: Summer Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis in Bulgaria

The American Research Center in Sofia (www.arcsofia.org) is pleased to announce its first summer Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis (Bulgaria) with excursions to archaeological sites in Bulgaria, Greece and Republic of Macedonia

Field School/Excavation Directors: Dr. Emil Nankov (ARCS), Vladimir Petkov (Archaeological Museum, Sandanski)

Duration: June 1 (arrival to Sofia) – June 29, 2015 (departure from Sofia)

Eligibility: advanced undergraduate and graduate students of American universities in the fields of Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Ancient History and related studies

 

Program Fee: $1500
Students will arrive in Sofia on June 1 and will spend two days exploring the archaeology and history of its Roman predecessor, Serdica. On June 2, the Team will begin an archaeological journey, visiting sites and museums in Sofia and in Plovdiv. We will arrive in the city of Sandanski on June 5, the home base of the ARCS excavations at Parthicopolis. The excavation team will reside in a hotel in Sandanski during the 3-week excavation season. Archaeological work is conducted Monday-Friday with additional excursions to southwest Bulgaria, northern Greece and Republic of Macedonia on Saturdays. The Team will be accompanied back to Sofia on June 28, where they will stay one night, departing from Sofia on June 29.

Project Location: The Roman and Late Antique Parthicopolis is located under the modern town of Sandanski, SW Bulgaria. All fieldwork will take place on the site. The project base will be located in the town of Sandanski, situated 160 km south of Sofia (Bulgaria), 150 km north of Thessaloniki (Greece) and 230 km northwest of Skopie (Republic of Macedonia).

Situated on the slopes of Pirin Mountain next to a tributary of Struma River (ancient Strymon), Parthicopolis took off as a Macedonian colony, called Alexandropolis, in the lands of the unrelenting Maedi founded by the young Alexander the Great in 339 BC. Receiving the name of Parthicopolis during the reign of Trajan (AD 98-117), the city continued to thrive during the Roman and Late Antique periods, when it became a leading center for the establishment of early Christianity in the province of Macedonia. The current ARCS Field School will focus upon a sequence of architectural remains located near the atrium of the Bishop’s Basilica dated to 4th-6th c. AD.

The Program offers one excavation session, lectures and field trips, continuing for three weeks. The students will be required to participate in the excavations five days each week, as well as attend the ten lectures and the three field trips. There will be one day off each work week. Study trips are arranged to archaeological sites and museums in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and northern Greece. Among the sites included are Petrich, Melnik, Strumica, Stobi and Amphipolis/Thessaloniki. The program covers room, board and field trips. The program does not include: airfare to Bulgaria, dinners and meals on non work days. Participants will be provided with a certificate upon completion of the program.Students are expected to arrange for medical insurance and to obtain visas, if applicable.

Prospective students should submit an application to Dr. Emil Nankov (apo@arcsofia.org) by February 15, 2015.

You can also see the posting at AFOB: http://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/afob/18123

For a full description and application, follow this link: http://arcsofia.org/node/75

CFP (EAA 2015, Glasgow): Operationalizing hybridization in the Mediterranean — Deadline February 16, 2015

Call for Papers

Operationalizing hybridization in the Mediterranean. A multiscalar approach on material culture during the Bronze and Iron Ages

ID: RI22  (main theme: Reconfiguring identities)

The call for abstracts is now open until the 16th February 2015.

Abstracts can be submitted by following this link: http://eaaglasgow2015.com/call-for-papers/
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Session Abstract

Concepts of hybridity and hybridization have been variously interpreted and conceptualized in archaeological studies. For many years, though, the discussion remained restricted to the theoretical arena, arguing about the proper terminology and definitions. A few attempts to operationalize an archaeology of hybridity have been made in the last years, keeping the question still vibrant. What have these theories brought to archaeological studies and vice versa? How can we, as archaeologists, translate this fruitful debate into the interpretation of archaeological data?

Within the field of the archaeology of the Central-Eastern Mediterranean, this session hopes to stimulate discussion, through a focus on material culture, on the different dynamics of borrowing, negotiating and reconfiguring multifaceted identities. We invite contributions dealing with communities and societies of the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Particularly welcome are papers investigating hybridization not only at the colonial large-scale of analysis, but also integrating inter- and intra-regional approaches: hybridization can be addressed both as the result of encounters of different societies and inside one discrete social scenario. Traces of this entanglement may be exemplified by the relations between Egypt and Palestine that, during Bronze Age, progressively led to a hybrid Egypt-Palestine set of cultural practices.

We are looking for papers dealing specifically with material culture, but inviting speakers to expand the narrative to the cultural, social and economic significance behind material culture itself, such as production and consumption, behavioural routine, dietary habits, mobility and network patterns, attribution of gender, architecture, etc.

Full session details at this link: http://eaaglasgow2015.com/session/operationalizing-hybridization-in-the-mediterranean-a-multiscalar-approach-on-material-culture-during-the-bronze-and-iron-ages/

Organizers:
Francesca Chelazzi (Archaeology / School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
Peter Van Dommelen (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University)
Angela Massafra (Archaeology / School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)