Este Blogue tem como objectivo a discussão da violência em geral e da guerra na Pré-História em particular. A Arqueologia da Península Ibérica tem aqui especial relevo. Esperamos cruzar dados de diferentes campos do conhecimento com destaque para a Antropologia Social. As críticas construtivas são bem vindas neste espaço, que se espera, de conhecimento.

Guerra Primitiva\Pré-Histórica
Violência interpessoal colectiva entre duas ou mais comunidades políticas distintas, com o uso de armas tendo como objectivo causar fatalidades, por um motivo colectivo sem hipótese de compensação.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

The Centre for Battlefield Archaeology postgraduate conference

‘We go to gain a little patch of ground’: postgraduate research in conflict archaeology

First call for Papers
7th - 9th October 2011, University of Glasgow

The Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow will be hosting a three-day postgraduate conference bringing together researchers working within the field of conflict archaeology. It is intended that this conference be a postgraduate answer to the Fields of Conflict conference cycle. The first Fields of Conflict conference, held in Glasgow in 2000, represented a significant horizon for those eager for the opportunity to share pioneering research in the burgeoning field of conflict archaeology. In the last decade, conflict archaeology has transformed from a radical sub-discipline into an established, yet dynamic, academic subject covering a myriad of research avenues.

This postgraduate conference will bring together postgraduate researchers with the aim of providing a platform to present a new generation of research in the field of conflict archaeology. It will provide a venue for postgraduates to present their work, offering a chance not only to be informed of the latest research trends, but also to give students the opportunity to connect with others within this rapidly developing field of specialisation. It is hoped that this conference will address a perceived lack of forum for the discussion and presentation of postgraduate work in all facets of conflict archaeology and will in turn foster a vibrant postgraduate research community that forges intellectual, international and interdisciplinary connections. We go, therefore, ‘to gain a little patch of ground’ (Hamlet IV.iv.18).

Papers will cover a wide range of research interests, reflecting the multifaceted nature of conflict archaeology, covering all time periods from the ancient to the contemporary.

We welcome submissions including, but not limited to, topics such as:

• Methodologies and new approaches
• Landscapes of conflict
• Warfare, violence, resistance
• Politics and propaganda
• Memorialisation, remembrance and forgetting
• Imprisonment / internment
• Colonial encounter
• Heritage management of sites of conflict and public engagement
• Battlefield tourism, thanatourism
• Recreation, re-enactment and ersatz experience
• Ethics of studying violence and conflict
• Investigating and interpreting uncomfortable / problematic histories
• Recovery of remains

We invite 20-minute papers that touch upon any of the themes raised above. Papers on related topics or those that offer comparative perspectives are also welcome, as are A0- and A1-sized research posters. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to by 1 July 2011. Selected papers will be published in a special edition of the Journal of Conflict Archaeology.

For further information contact Natasha Ferguson, Jennifer Novotny or Jonathan Trigg.
Centre for Battlefield Archaeology
University of Glasgow
Gregory Building
Lilybank Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ
+44 (0)141 330 2304

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