Fingerprinting the Iron Age
Fingerprinting the Iron Age is a conference that aims to bring together
researchers from South-Eastern, Western Europe and beyond in a first step
towards a continent wide archaeology of the Iron Age, focusing on the
issue of identity. At a time when the European continent is desperately
trying to find such a common identity, the need for a view of the past
beyond national and even geographical regions becomes necessary. The
European Iron Age, widely regarded as a cradle for large group, or even
ethnic, identities, has suffered long enough from the segmentation imposed
by political barriers. A dialogue between scholars of different
backgrounds needs to be established.
Academics and graduate students are invited to give presentations on the
archaeological approaches to identity in the Iron Age. Preference will be
given to papers which deal with issues relating to South-Eastern Europe,
although original contributions to the study of identity in other regions
of Europe and beyond are also warmly invited to give a comparative
Conference date: 23rd - 25th September 2011.
Conference Location: McDonald Archaeological Research and Magdalene
College, Cambridge, UK
Abstract deadline: 1st May 2011
Conference fee: £40 (to cover coffee, tea, abstracts and administration).
Details of accommodation and the conference dinner in Magdalene will be
posted shortly on the conference website. A range of accommodation has
Titles and Abstracts should be sent to the following address: Catalin Popa
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More (and constantly updated) information can be found on the conference
Dr. Simon Stoddart
Department of Archaeology
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