SPRING SCHOOL: THE IMPACT OF THE POLITICAL ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Open to: doctoral archaeology and art-history students, recent PhDs and young faculty members
Venue: 6-11 April 2020, Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia, Bulgaria
How do politics affect archaeological research? Is archaeological thinking political? Should it be? If archaeological discourse was indeed conceived as part of the nationalist project, is there a way to think and practice archaeology outside its ethnic framework? Should archaeology be part of current affairs? Can it really maintain a strictly academic façade in a world where heritage, and the past at large, are fast becoming a political commodity?
This Spring School, scheduled to run for six days, will envisage tackling these questions (and some more); bringing together senior and junior scholars, from different countries and disciplines, the School will aim to discuss archaeology in the 21st century, under the light of recent theoretical, social and political developments in Southeastern Europe.
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