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LBA/EIA/Archaic Aegean ECR group mini conference (Zoom), hosted by the British School at Athens: ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mortuary Data’

Co-organised by Hannah Jingwen Lee (Sheffield) and Michael Loy (BSA)

This is to be the fourth in a series of meetings aimed at laying the foundations for a collaborative network of Early Career Researchers with interests broadly embracing the archaeology of the Aegean region from the Late Bronze to the Archaic Period. The network first met in 2021 on the initiative of James Whitley, Robin Osborne and Irene Lemos, largely aiming to connect scholars who had not had opportunity to meet one another during lockdown phases of the pandemic. Events are designed to provide opportunities for PhD/DPhil students and early-stage postdocs to make short presentations relating to their research interests and to receive helpful and constructive feedback from their peers.

This fourth meeting on 23 November will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to mortuary data during the LBA/EIA/Archaic periods. Papers will reflect on varying approaches to the study of mortuary data, interrogate the legacies of Classics and anthropological archaeology within this context, and encourage participants to think about collaborative working through the cross-pollination of ideas. ‘Mortuary data’ here does not refer specifically to funerary archaeology analyses, but rather any and all information that can be gathered from mortuary contexts and used to inform our thinking on ancient life- and deathways. Closing remarks will be provided by Jane Rempel, Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, and Efthymia Nikita, Assistant Professor in Bioarchaeology at the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), The Cyprus Institute, and the event will be chaired by Hannah Lee, who is currently completing her PhD research at the University of Sheffield.

The conference will be hosted on Zoom. Please note that we prefer to keep this mini-conference as a ‘closed’ event for ECRs, to maintain the informal, work-in-progress and workshop nature of the group. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Michael Loy, contact details below, to request a Zoom link for the event.


Wednesday 23rd November 2022, 14.00 to 17.00 (UK time)

When: 23 November, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EET
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