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5th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference
Hotel Monasterium Poortackere, Ghent, Belgium
Friday 17th to Monday 20th October 2008
'Find Fields of Conflict in the 'Cockpit of Europe'
Meet in Ghent, Belgium, for the leading international conference on battlefield and conflict archaeology.
The region of Flanders has been Europe's 'Blood Alley' from medieval times to the 20th century. Near to Ghent are the lines of the First World War western front and the sites of many major battles. Take this opportunity to be also part of the commemoration of the three-hundredth anniversary of the battle of Oudenaarde by a visit to the battlefield and the major exhibition celebrating Marlborough's victory.
Conference sessions and activities:
Friday 17th (Ghent):
Arrivals and registration
Battlefield studies (papers covering warfare from 11th century Syria to Europe in the Cold War)
Saturday 18th (in the 15th century Stadhuis, Oudenaarde):
Contested meanings, commemoration and remembrance
Oudenaarde 1708: a visit to the battlefield and commemorative exhibition
Reception hosted by Oudenaarde City Council
Sunday 19th (Ghent):
War at the larger scale: wider landscapes of conflict
Panel discussion: futures for conflict archaeology
Conference Registration Fee
Early booking (to 31 July 2008):
Late booking (from 1 August):
N.B. All prices are in Euros
Full details, including full programme, registration form and accommodation options are available at: www.fieldsofconflict.bham.ac.uk
Costs of the reception, the Oudenaarde excursion and the dinner are included in registration. Accommodation and post-conference trips are to be arranged and charged separately.
Dr John Carman, Bloody Meadows Project,
Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity,
Arts Building, University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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(registration and accommodation)
Ms Eva Roels, Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Interpretation,
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