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Islands in Dialogue (ISLANDIA)
November 14, 2018 - November 16, 2018
Rome Italy, 35 Ruddlesway, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5SF
Italy, Italy SL45SF Italy
Call for Papers Deadline: May 20, 2018
“International Postgraduate Conference in the Prehistory and Protohistory of Mediterranean Islands (The Università degli Studi di Torino and University of Manchester).
A series of peculiar cultural and socio-economic dynamics have been recognised in relation to island societies, setting them apart from those arisen in the continent. The necessity of Island Archaeology as a research field per se lies not only in the high quantity and extreme variety of island communities, but mostly in the adoption of the islanders’ perspective to investigate the construction of these complex identities.
The main purpose of the conference Islands in Dialogue (ISLANDIA) is to investigate the applicability of the concept of insularity in the Mediterranean by examining different social, cultural and economic aspects of prehistoric and protohistoric island communities. The conference is an excellent opportunity for postgraduate and early career researchers to present their current research, and exchange and discuss ideas about the concepts of insularity, landscape and insular identity in the Mediterranean. The periods considered will range from the Neolithic to the end of the Bronze Age.”