Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World

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The two neighbouring cities of Cologne and Bonn (Germany) are pleased to invite you to the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, which will be held from 22 - 26 May 2018.

The congress, organized every five years by the Associazone Internazionale di Archeologia Classica (AIAC), provides the most important platform of exchange for all disciplines that deal with Greco-Roman civilization and their neighbouring cultures from the Aegean Bronze Age to the end of Late Antiquity.

The 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology 2018 will focus on the primary theme "Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World". In fact, economic aspects permeate all areas of public and private life in ancient societies, whether in urban development, in religion or art, in housing or in death.

Research on ancient economy has long played a significant role in ancient history. Increasingly in the last decades, awareness has grown in archaeology that especially the material culture of ancient societies offers excellent approaches for the study of structure, performance and dynamics of ancient economic systems and economic processes.

The objective of this congress will be to understand economy as a central element of classical societies and analyse its mutual interaction with current geographical, political, social, religious and cultural backgrounds. The theme of the congress is therefore addressed to all disciplines of classical archaeology and related sciences.

The Congress is organized in twelve sessions, within which thematically structured panels comprising five lectures each take place. All interested parties are welcome to submit proposals for such panels by 15 March 2017.

  1. The human factor: demography, nutrition, health, epidemics
  2. The impact of natural environmental factors on ancient economy: climate, landscape
  3. Systems of production: land use, industry, technology, artistic production
  4. System of extraction: mining, pollution, technology,
  5. Distribution: trade and exchange, monetarization, credit, networks, transport, infrastructure (e.g. ports)
  6. Consumption: daily and luxury consumption, conspicuous consumption, waste, recycling, diet 
  7. Economy of cult: investment, religious and ritual consumption, economics of death
  8. The role of the city in the ancient economy: urban infrastructure, relations between town and country
  9. The military economy at war and peace
  10. Economy of knowledge: education, innovation, literacy
  11. Methodology: survey archaeology, natural sciences, quantification
  12. Other topics outside the main theme of the conference are open to suggestions

The call for panels is open now and will remain open until 15 March 2017.

Timeline
Call for panels 
is open until 15 March 2017
Call for papers 
starts 1 May 2017
Call for workshops
starts 1 May 2017
Registration
starts 1 May 2017

 

All text above via http://www.aiac2018.de/, accessed 03/11/16.

For further information and updates, including how to submit panel proposals, please see http://www.aiac2018.de/.