CFP: Battlefield Archaeolgoy Postgraduate Conference, University of Glasgow, 7-9 Oct 2011

Closing date for proposals: 1st July 2011

Centre for Battlefield Archaeology Postgraduate Conference
University of Glasgow
7-9th October 2011

The conference will be held 7-9 October 2011 at the University of Glasgow.  For more information, see our website at: 

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.

Submissions welcome, 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

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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