13th Nordic Tag Conference

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 21 April 2013 to 25 April 2013

Where: Reykjavik, Iceland

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The Department of Archaeology and The Center for Research in Humanities at the University of Iceland announce open registration and a call for papers for the 13th Nordic Tag conference. Entitled "Borders-Margins-Fringes: Archaeologies on/from the Edge," the conference will convene 21-25 April 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The conference will provide a discussion forum of theoretical debate in archaeology, cultural heritage management, material culture studies, and other related disciplines.

Open session topics will include:

  • Materialized margins: the reflection on borders, margin, and fringes through material culture;
  • At the crossroads of archaeology and folklore;
  • Practice-led theory;
  • Taking the bull by the horns: debating the roles of animals in northern human societies;
  • Situating the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in northwest Europe;
  • A stitch in time: combining analytical chronology in a Scandinavian context;
  • Fringes of Christianity;
  • Behind the (Iron) Curtain: looking back on Soviet archaeology;
  • Community archaeology and the university;
  • Foregrounding things: forms and faults of representation;
  • Is everybody doing it? The role and value of analogical reasoning in archaeology reconsidered;
  • Sites of gathering, cult, and assembly: a perspective across time;
  • Archaeological exhibitionism; and
  • Singularities: the particular and/or relational.

Submission deadline: Monday, 1 March 2013.