13th Nordic Tag Conference

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
21 April 2013 to 25 April 2013
Reykjavik, Iceland

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.