Call for paper : ISLANDIA

Islands in Dialogue (ISLANDIA)
International Postgraduate Conference in the Prehistory and Protohistory of
Mediterranean Islands

Università degli Studi di Torino (Turin, Italy), 14th-16th of November 2018

Call for papers

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.

The organisers encourage to present innovative proposals on a broad range of aspects related to islands and sea, landscape, material, and thematic studies, as well as theoretical and methodological approaches. The conference will be organised as a three-day event with opening and key-note lecture on the evening of the first day, and structured to include papers presentations according to different research themes and geographical areas. At the end of each session, the speakers will be invited to join a short roundtable. This will integrate conference papers and facilitate constructive dialogue between the conference participants.

Please fill in and send, no later than the 20 th of May 2018, the attached registration form to The application form requires personal data and an abstract of no more than 300 words and a title. Papers should last for 15 minutes. The official language of the meeting is English. There is a registration fee of 35 euro. Payment methods will be further notified via email. Please, notice that participants will need to arrange their own travel and accommodation plans. Registration of the meeting will take place on Wednesday evening (14th of November 2018). The meeting is open to everybody and we warmly invite all interested people to attend it.

We intend to publish the papers presented at the meeting. Further information about the publication will be provided via e-mail and during the meeting. All submissions will be subject to peer review although acceptance for presentation does not guarantee inclusion in the final publication.
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Dipartimento Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Torino
Via S. Ottavio, 20. I-10124 Torino (Italy)

Call for papers

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