18th UISPP World Congress | Session: Archaeology and interdisciplinarity, from the 19th century to present-day research

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 4, 2018 to June 9, 2018
Location: 
France
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Research and Methodology

18TH WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF THE PREHISTORIC AND PROTOHISTORIC SCIENCES (UISPP)

PARIS, 4-9 JUNE 2018

 

SESSION

ARCHAEOLOGY AND INTERDISCIPLINARITY, FROM THE 19TH CENTURY

TO PRESENT-DAY RESEARCH

 

ORGANISERS

Laura Coltofean – Brukenthal National Museum (Sibiu, Romania)

Géraldine Delley – Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

Margarita Díaz-Andreu – ICREA and Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

Marc-Antoine Kaeser – Laténium and Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

 

ABSTRACT

This session aims to break with the histories of archaeology that examine archaeology in isolation. A closer look towards the development of archaeology easily shows that archaeologists have always borrowed practices and methodologies from a wide array of other disciplines, from the purest sciences (physics, chemistry), to environmental sciences (geology, biology), and the humanities (history, art history and philology). Moreover, the establishment of the archaeological discipline itself can be considered as the outcome of the merging of different research traditions coming from both the natural sciences and the humanities. During the 19th and 20th centuries (and still today) these disciplines therefore intersected with archaeology at anthropological and archaeological congresses that were attended by encyclopaedic scholars specialising in various fields. These scientific events, the creation of interdisciplinary institutions and laboratories, as well as specific research projects and other scientific events, such as specialised courses, academic visits and communication through correspondence, contributed to the creation of an active and strong academic network facilitating the discussion and exchange of the latest practices, theories and discoveries. This session will explore the process of incorporating other disciplines into archaeology, the impact of these other disciplines on archaeological research and their reception among professionals, as well as the relationships they created between scholars.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Abstracts have to be uploaded on the webpage of the Congress until 30 November 2017:  https://uispp2018.sciencesconf.org. In order to upload a proposal, registration is first required.

Information about registration, membership fees, deadlines and other details can be found on the same webpage.

List of all the sessions organised within the 18th UISPP World Congress: https://uispp2018.sciencesconf.org/browse/session.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Laura Coltofean: laura.coltofean@gmail.com

Géraldine Delley: geraldine.delley@ne.ch

Margarita Díaz-Andreu: m.diaz-andreu@ub.edu

Marc-Antoine Kaeser: Marc-Antoine.Kaeser@ne.ch