Τετάρτη, 27 Ιανουαρίου 2010

EMASS 2010

MASS Dublin 2010



Welcome

EMASS 2010 will be hosted by the Early Medieval and Viking Age Research Group at UCD School of Archaeology in May 2010. A call for papers will be announced in due course, but if there are any queries please contact us at info@emass2010.com.

About EMASS

The Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium is an interactive forum run for and by graduate research students who focus on the archaeology of the Early Medieval period, roughly the period between the 4th-12th centuries AD.  EMASS aims to provide a constructive and interdisciplinary forum to facilitate discussion and debate between researchers from different institutions and specialities, in a friendly and helpful environment.   The annual EMASS conference, previously held in Cardifff, Exeter, and Sheffield is the primary venue for this discussion. 

UCD School of Archaeology is looking forward to hosting EMASS in 2010. The School is home to the active Early Medieval and Viking Age Research Group (EMVARG), with post-graduate projects ranging from iron working in early medieval Ireland, to the significance of dress and ornament in bodily identity, to wood-turning in Viking Age and Hiberno-Norse Ireland, and to the archaeology of early medieval religious manuscripts. Other early medieval research ongoing at the School includes the prestigious INSTAR funded Early Medieval Archaeology Project amongst other work.

The group is not restricted to students who are in full-time education and would like to invite early career researchers to join in the discussion. We also welcome early medieval researchers from across the globe and from any discipline to become involved! Please check out the EMASS website for more information, including the EMASS manifesto, the mailing list, and previous publications.

 Call for Papers

Deadline:1 March 2010

We are pleased to announce that the 4th annual EMASS symposium will be held in University College Dublin on 19-20 May 2010.

We would like to invite submissions for papers of c.20 minutes duration on any aspect of the early medieval period (400-1200AD) from any part of the world. In keeping with EMASS tradition, there is no set theme for the symposium but papers addressing theory in the early medieval period are particularly welcome, as are papers addressing other approaches such as experimental archaeology. As this is the first time that EMASS will visit Ireland, we also invite papers addressing ideas of regionality and difference in the early medieval period.

Current and recent postgraduate students as well as early career researchers are welcome to present and attend. Poster presentations are also invited, especially from those who may not be able to attend the symposium.

Please send your abstracts (200 words) by email to: info@emass2010.com  or to EMASS 2010, UCD School of Archaeology, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Registration Fee - €20 (includes registration, refreshments and wine reception). 




Source: http://www.emass2010.com