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Call for Papers: Moving people, changing culture conference


Moving people, changing culture: Multi-disciplinary perspectives on population mobility and cultural change
Conference/networking event
13th-14th November 2014
Cardiff University, UK

This multi-disciplinary conference will focus on how the movement of people generates cultural change. From the spread of the first farming communities to modern economic migration, the movement of people has impacted on diverse aspects of culture from economy and settlement to religion and diet. Approaches to the study of this phenomenon and its material, environmental and linguistic traces are diverse. This conference aims to bring together scholars from wide-ranging disciplines to explore different methods and directions in the study of cultural change and to showcase the multifarious ways in which population connectivity alters socio-cultural practices. The chronological and geographical scope of the conference is to be as broad as possible in order to foster interaction between academics from a range of disciplines. We would welcome submissions from archaeologists, historians, classicists, sociologists, theologians and from any other discipline whose research is commensurate with the theme.

The conference is funded by the British Academy as part of their Early Career Networking Scheme and is being introduced by Professor Alasdair Whittle FBA. The event will also feature a keynote address from Professor Alex Bentley, University of Bristol and will take place on the 13th and 14th of November 2014 at Cardiff University, with a conference dinner on the evening of the 13th.

Proposals for papers (20 minutes in length) and posters should be submitted as an abstract (250 words max) to strattonsh@cardiff.ac.uk by the 22nd September. Preference will be given to early career researchers, but we would encourage contributions from scholars in all stages of their careers. Travel and accommodation bursaries will be provided for speakers if required and travel bursaries will also be offered for a limited number of students attending the conference.

Conference dates: 13th – 14th November 2014

Location: Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Funded by the British Academy

For more information contact Dr Richard Madgwick MadgwickRD3@cardiff.ac.uk or Susan Stratton strattonsh@cardiff.ac.uk