Calls for Papers

posted by maximilian hartmuth on 2005/05/09 02:34

[ Calls for Papers ]

Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia: The Life and Works of F.W. Hasluck, 1878-1920

First Call for Papers for the Second International Conference at the University of Wales Gregynog; 6th-9th May 2006. The first Hasluckconference took the life and works of F.W. Hasluck
as the starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the peoples
and cultures of south-east Europe looking at such issues as the
place of the remains of the past in the present, the ethnography of
the region, nationalism and heritage, western excavation, the schools
and institutes abroad, the careers and personalities associated
with research in the area, cultural continuities, and conversion and
shared religious monuments.

Since that conference, there have been number of enquiries as to when the
next event may be held. Emboldened by this, the organisers have resolved
to hold a second such event, which will aim to build upon the first,
and provide at the same time a further body of published material to
complement the firsts proceedings.

The location for the second conference will be once more the University
of Wales Gregynog, a beautiful converted country house in the heart of the
Welsh countryside. The conference committee consists likewise of Mr Keith
Hopwood (University of Wales Lampeter), Professor Stephen Mitchell
(University of Exeter), and Dr David Shankland (University of Bristol).

In general, the areas covered by the conference remain that same:
that is, 'personalities'; the schools abroad'; 'ethnography and the
Alevi-Bektashis'; 'syncretism and conversion'; 'travellers, empire
and nation'; and 'archaeology, heritage and ideology'. The Committee
do not wish to anticipate the papers that may be offered, but it is hoped
more specifically that there may be panels as outlined below. In terms of
content, new archival or field research is welcome, as is wider synthesis:

A) The Life and Work of F. W. Hasluck, and of his wife, Mrs M. Hasluck,
including figures active or influential in their circle: for instance
Anderson, Bosanquet, Finlay, Halliday, Harrison, Hogarth, Myres, Penrose,
Tod, Woodward.

B) The Schools and Institutes abroad: for instance, the Russian Institute
in Istanbul, the British School at Athens, the German Archaeological
Service abroad (particularly but not only in Athens and Istanbul),
the Foreign Schools in their wider Mediterranean context, and so on.

C) Ramsay and Epigraphic Research in Anatolia: the work, theories
and life of Ramsay, including consideration of his successors and
predecessors, such as Hamilton.

D) Archaeology and Archaeologists in the Ottoman Empire, whether
official, (such as Hamdi Bey); free-lance(such as Van Lennup),
or from the West (such as Newton).

E) The ethnography of the region in general, but especially the
heterodox groups such the Alevis, Bektashis, Yezidis, or Pomaks,
their geographical distribution and their present circumstances.

F) Heritage and the creation of culture in diverse regional contexts:
that is, the relationship between nationalism, archaeology and heritage,
and whether systematic patterns or local divergences may be observed
in this complex relationship across the region.

G) Cultural continuities, including, as well as continuities,
issues surrounding culture, conflict and conversion, and the way that
social breakdown may impact upon hitherto shared aspects of culture,
such as shrines or religious monuments.

H) Ethnographic researches particularly into contemporary understandings
of the remains of the past in the region, and possible distinctions that
may be made between individual and collective memory.

I) The establishment of modern disciplinary boundaries, such as the
reform of the Cambridge Tripos in the late nineteenth century, or
the emergence of social anthropology and its split from archaeology,
and implications for our research.

The Committee would like to emphasise that there is no disciplinary
restriction, and no insistence upon any one historical (or pre-historical
period). They also welcome proposals for topics within the overall spirit
of the event that may not be covered by the above. In the first instance,
those who would like to take part are invited to forward a proposed title
and abstract of 150 words, along with their name and contact address, to and Any member of the
Committee would also naturally be delighted to answer informal enquiries.
It is intended that the conference proceedings be published, edited
jointly by Shankland and Hopwood.

For the record, the formal details of the first volumes to appear are
as follows

Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia:
the Life and Times of F.W. Hasluck 1878-1920. Edited by D. Shankland,
2 Volumes, pp 401, pp 495. Istanbul, Isis Press, ISBN 975-428-280-3.
Price (for both volumes together $90, postage $20).
Copies may be ordered directly from Isis Press by fax (0090 216 321 8666),
telephone (0090 216 3213851) or e-mail (

Dr David Shankland,
Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol,
Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
43 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UU

Tel: 0044 (0)117 954 6073 (Direct line)
Fax: 0044 (0)117 954 6001


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