Call for Papers: Methodologies to investigate social, cultural and demographic processes in migration periods.
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ARCHAEOLOGISTS. VILNIUS 31st August–4th September 2016.
The deadline is extended to 1st March!!
Topic – Interpreting the Archaeological Record
The “migration period” is characterized by movements of people coming from the fringes of the Roman Empire and settled on the Roman territories. Such period is poor of contemporary historical records, but rich of archaeological material. This has opened a long-lasting debate to have a view of the patterns of migrations, the impact of new peoples on the autochthonous populations, and the demographic processes occurred. The study of the early medieval period encourages a more direct comparison between different disciplines both in terms of methodology and result data.
In recent years, archaeology has considerably improved its interdisciplinary approach, integrating scientific evidence to construct a nuanced view of human patterns of migration and demographic models. The session offers a forum for the discussion of archaeological and scientific approaches to the study of past migrations and the dynamics of human interactions.
First, we invite papers dealing with the theme of migration in any time period, not necessarily medieval, which work comparatively across regions. Aim is to discuss current methodologies and results in the study of human past migrations.
Second, we invite researches that use recent scientific data, such as isotopes and DNA analysis, to investigate patterns of human migrations, interaction between migrants and autochthons, and reconstruction of demographic scenarios.
Lastly, we want to open the floor to discussion of future disciplinary aims in terms of data collection, management and presentation. We invite presentations on the management of diachronic and interregional data collected in datasets and maps, which possibly relates results from different disciplines and researchers.
Author – Conselvan, Francesca, University of Vienna/Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria
Co-author(s) – Codromaz, Federica, Università degli studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Co-author(s) – Innocenti, Dario, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Venezia, Italy
You can see the complete Call for Papers here http://eaavilnius2016.lt/the-call-for-papers-and-posters/