12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Bologna 14-18 April 2020

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The Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna is proud to organize the 12th ICAANE from 14th to 18th April 2020. We look forward to hosting you in a multidisciplinary environment pursuing interconnections (geographical and chronological as well) and inclusivity at all levels: the congress themes have been selected in an attempt at representing the current breadth and urgency of global challenges and research perspectives. At the same time, we encourage you to thoroughly explore the monuments and culinary culture of Bologna. The participation of students and of colleagues from the Near East will be especially encouraged. A Second Circular will be sent next Autumn with all registration and practical details. Our e-mail contact address is 12icaane@unibo.it. We will be grateful if you can please circulate this announcement through your contacts and social media.

12th ICAANE THEMES (see www.12icaane.unibo.it for their extended descriptions)

1. Field Reports. Recent excavations, surveys and research

2. Environmental Archaeology. Changing climate and exploitation strategies: impact on ecology, anthropized landscapes and material culture

3. Hammering the material world. Characterization of material culture, processes and technologies

4. Cognitive archaeology. Reading symbolic and visual communication networks and structures

5. Modeling the past. Contemporary theoretical approaches to the archaeology of economies and societies

6. Networked archaeology. Global challenges and collaborative research in the new millennium

7. Endangered cultural heritage. Coordinated multilateral research, conservation and development strategies

8. Islamic archaeology. Continuities and discontinuities between a deep past and modernity