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CfP: Exploring the Spatial and Temporal Scales of Warfare and Conflict

17 February 2017

The Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists 2017, which will be held in Maastricht on 30 August – 3 September, will explore the advances in conflict archaeology by a consideration of the wider scales of analysis in a spatial as well as a temporal sense. AHM member Prof. James Symonds is one of the organizers of this year's meeting.

Conflict archaeology is a new and promising field of research which has developed rapidly over the past two decades. This distinctive branch of archaeology focuses on the material manifestations of human violence from prehistory to the 21st century. The wider spatial and temporal dimensions of warfare and conflict, however, appear to be relatively underexplored themes; most research is site-based and related to a specific period or conflict.

The objective of this year's EAA session is to offer:
• Case studies that focus on landscapes of conflict;
• Case studies that explore long term developments in warfare and
collective violence;
• Studies exploring the potentials and limitations of new methodologies and techniques with regard to the above themes.

Deadline call for proposals: 15 March 2017.

Published by  Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture