CFP: Session 17. “Affective landscape and rational identities: sensory approaches in landscape archaeology”

From the International Association of Landscape Archaeology:

Landscapes are unique archives of human fingerprints and environmental processes. A long tradition of archaeological research has elucidated key developments of human landscapes, from the longevity of agricultural expansion in temperate regions to creative responses to serendipitous climate extremes in the Mediterranean basin, to mention but two important examples. As landscape archaeology deepens and widens knowledge of the past, so do the challenges of disentangling the complexities of the human-environment nexus: socio-ecological processes, actors, and impacts operate at multiple spatial and temporal scales; the importance of baseline and reference datasets to characterize natural versus anthropogenic conditions, processes, and outputs. Furthermore, most of the theories and practices of landscape archaeology have developed in and for temperate environments, making their applications to other biogeographic settings not straightforward. Methodological advances in the extraction and study of multiple proxies, from organic and inorganic sources to remotely sensed records and nano-scale markers, are expanding resolution and detail at an unprecedented level. However, these advances also introduce new challenges: which methods to integrate to investigate what and where. Recent applications combining geomorphological, geophysical, bio-geo- archaeological analyses have proven robust and effective in examining archives and deciphering landscapes’ evolution under human influence. To push research, we call for contributions that illustrate the potentials, challenges, and frontiers of multi-proxy methods and multi-scalar analysis in profiling human landscapes throughout time. Looking at landscapes as archives, specific topics to be addressed include (1) Baseline and reference data; (2) Context versus scale; and (3) Trends versus anomalies.

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CFP: 2022 Brandeis Annual Graduate Conference

From the Brandeis Classical Studies Department Graduate Student Representatives:

Call for Papers!

“Ancient Worlds, Embodied: Identity, Society and the Human Body in Antiquity”

Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University

Annual Graduate Conference

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Debby Sneed, Lecturer at California State University, Long Beach

Conference Date: April 8th – 9th, 2022

The Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University invites submissions of abstracts for our Annual Graduate Student Conference. This year’s conference will provide a platform for the exploration of ideas related to the human body through the examination of textual, visual and material evidence from the ancient world. The intention of this conference is to engage with the human body through a range of disciplines as it impacted societies in antiquity. Graduate students of any field in the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration, some relevant fields are: Art History, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Disability Studies, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:

– The depiction and reception of bodies in ancient visual and textual cultures

– Beauty, desire, and sexuality in the ancient world

– Investigation of social, cultural, gender, or religious identities in antiquity

– History of health, medicine, and disability

– Scientific approaches to the body (bioanthropology, ethnoarchaeology, etc.)

– Athleticism, sport, and competition

– The modern reception of ancient works related to the body

Submissions must be original, single-authored works by current graduate students. Papers should be 15 minutes in length, followed by a 5 minute question-and-answer session. At present, the conference will be held in a hybrid format, with in-person presentations held on Friday, April 8th and virtual presentations on Saturday, April 9th. If interested in participating, please submit an abstract for consideration (no more than 300 words), a paper title, and a current CV to [email protected]. In the body of your email, please specify if you are interested in presenting your paper in either a virtual or in-person format. The submission deadline for abstracts is February 18, 2022.  Selected presenters will be notified by March 4, 2022. Please direct any questions about the conference or submission process to Kelly Ahrens, Ella Hathaway and Carlee Unger at [email protected].

HMSC: “On the Literacy and Education of Ancient Egyptian Artists”

From the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture:

Free Virtual Public Lecture

Dimitri Laboury, Associate Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art History, Archaeology, History and History of Religions; Research Director, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research in Ancient Egyptian Art History and Archaeology; Director of the Ancient Egyptian Art Historical Research Unit, University of Liège, Belgium

Advance Registration Required.

One of the salient characteristics of ancient Egypt undoubtedly is its hieroglyphic script. The “code” to decipher this writing system was cracked precisely two hundred years ago, in 1822, by the brilliant French linguist Jean-François Champollion—the founding father of Egyptology. The complexity of Egyptian hieroglyphs resulted in a low literacy rate among the Pharaonic population. In this lecture, Dimitri Laboury will address the level(s) of literacy and scholarly education among the makers of the countless hieroglyphic monuments that help make ancient Egypt so famous. Was every ancient Egyptian artist capable of reading and writing hieroglyphs? And in that society, who were the real experts in hieroglyphic writing?

To join the program, you will need to download the free Zoom app in advance. If you already have Zoom, you do not need to download it again. For details on how to improve your Zoom experience, visit the How to Attend an HMSC Program webpage.

About the Speaker

Dimitri Laboury is research director of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) and associate professor at the University of Liège, where he teaches ancient Egyptian art history, archaeology, history, and history of religion. Trained as an art historian and an Egyptologist, he has taken part in several archaeological expeditions in Egypt, notably in the Theban area, and codirects the Belgian archaeological mission in the Theban Necropolis. Thanks to a Research Incentive Grant of the FNRS, he has been leading an important project on painters and painterly practices in the Theban necropolis during the 18th Dynasty, studying ancient Egyptian artists, their practices, and social statuses in Pharaonic Egypt. His bibliography includes: La statuaire de Thoutmosis III. Essai d’interprétation d’un portrait royal dans son contexte historique (Aegyptiaca Leodiensia 5, Liège, 1998), an archaeological biography of Akhenaton (Pygmalion – Flammarion Editions, Paris, 2010), and The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Palaeography, coedited with Vanessa Davies (Oxford University Press, 2020).


You are invited to attend and participate in the International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (ICEMST) and International Conference on Research in Education and Science (ICRES) which will take place at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Antalya Hotel on March 24-27, 2022 in Antalya, TURKEY. The aim of the conference is to offer opportunities to share your ideas, to discuss theoretical and practical issues and to connect with the leaders in the fields of education, social sciences and engineering, science, technology.

Accommodation is free for all participants during the three nights of March 24-27, 2022. The participants will stay in a double room. Please let us know if you want to share your room with a friend or colleague who registers for the conference as a participant or listener. Otherwise, the conference organizing committee will assign the rooms to participants based on their gender.

The conference is organized annually by the International Society for Technology, Education, and Science (ISTES).

The conference has a virtual presentation option. Virtual participants will receive presentation certificates and their papers will appear in program, abstract, and proceedings books like with our face-to-face conferences. Participants will receive all conference documents (Conference Program Book, Conference Abstract Book, Certificate of Participation, and Proceedings Book) digitally.

Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2022.

Please register and submit your abstract (proposal) first. There is no format for proposal submissions. The abstract (proposal) will added to the submission panel in your conference account. If your proposal is accepted for presentation, then you may upload your full paper for publication in the proceedings, one of the conference journals or annual book. The full paper template is available in the Paper Guidelines menu.

The conferences invites submissions which address the theory, research or applications in all disciplines of education and social sciences. Conferences are organized for:

  • Faculty members in all disciplines of education and social sciences
  • Graduate students
  • K-12 administrators
  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • All interested in education and social sciences

After the peer-reviewing process, the full papers will be published in the proceedings, annual book, or one of the sponsor journals, and submitted to the related indexes/databases. The publications affiliated with ISTES Organization are indexed or listed by the following sources: Web of Science, Scopus, ERIC. ISTES books on education and social sciences have been accepted for SCOPUS coverage from 2020 onwards.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Mack Shelley, Iowa State University, USA
Prof. Dr. Wenxia WU, George Washington University, USA

Learn more here.

CFP: Dalhousie Graduate History Society

From the Dalhousie University’s Graduate History Society:

We are writing on behalf of Dalhousie University’s Graduate History Society to ask if you could remind your graduate students that there are four days left to submit abstracts to Dalhousie’s graduate history conference.

This online conference, “Encountering Colonialism: Land, Lives, and Legacies,” will occur on March 18th-19th, 2022. 

Applicants should submit a300-word abstract and a short biography to the conference committee no later than 11:59 p.m. AST on Friday, February 11th, 2022.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

All the best,

Jeremy Spronk, Evan Jennex, Catherine Charlton

Conference Organizers, Department of History, Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all treaty people.