The theme of the symposium is Materiality and Objects: Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Archaeological Material and Contexts.
The 16th Finnish-Russian Symposium focuses on the analyses of archaeological material in multi-disciplinary question framing and methodology. We shall discuss about artefacts and organic material from archaeological contexts.
The symposium takes place in the Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October. In addition, there is a bus excursion to archaeological sites on Saturday 12th October. Working language of the symposium is English (with exception of 1-2 oral presentations in Russian or Finnish).
The symposium covers all fresh archaeological and multi-disciplinary approaches. All periods of prehistory and early history are equally welcome. The contextualization of finds is understood in a broad meaning: subsistence and everyday life in prehistory and early history, ideologies and worldviews in ancient and more recent times, occasional events of the past like crises and disasters.
Call for papers invites you to send your proposal for a paper or a poster by June 17th, 2019. The symposium programme will be confirmed during the summer 2019. Instructions for registration will be published in the end of the summer.
The symposium is open to scholars, students and anyone interested in the subject. Organizers of the symposium are The Finnish Heritage Agency, The Finnish Antiquarian Society and Finlyandsko-rossijskaya rabochaya gruppa po sotrudnichestvu v oblasti arheologii. Instructions for registration and payments will be published in August 2019.
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