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Call for papersand postersInvestigating gender in MediterraneanArchaeologyA two-day international conferenceGli studi di genere nell’archeologia mediterraneaConvegno internazionale in due giornateOrganized by theOrganizzato da


Investigating gender in Mediterranean ArchaeologyA two-day international conferenceOrganised by the Royal Netherlands Institute in RomeOrganisation committee: G. Saltini Semerari and N. SojcThe past decades have seen the gradual but growing integration of gender perspectiveswithin Mediterranean Archaeology. This has greatly enriched our understanding of identityand social relations within ancient communities. However, Mediterranean archaeologistshave often pursued gender perspectives independently, approaching particular issues usingtheir own specific methodologies. This is restrictive because in reality these diverseresearchers are addressing the same broader theoretical issues, including representation,identity and power dynamics. The discussions across the boundaries of specialisationswould thus greatly profit from an intellectual exchange.We therefore propose to bring together researchers who investigate gender using diversemethods and theoretical approaches to discuss how these can be integrated to betterilluminate gender relations within the ancient world. We expect the discussion to producefruitful merging of ideas, perspectives and insights. Our wider goal is to stimulate a moreunified approach towards gender in the ancient world, and one which can also contributeto significant related theoretical debates, such as ethnicity, syncretism and globalisation.We invite papers to be presented at a two-day international conference, which will be heldat the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome on the 31 st May and 1 st of June 2012. The aim isto discuss diverse archaeological approaches to gender within the ancient Mediterraneanworld from the Early Iron Age to the end of the Roman period. Topics may include, butare not limited to: (1) gender identity and representation in archaeological contexts andthrough visual art (with a particular focus on the medium and context of therepresentation); (2) social organisation and its figurative visualisation; and/or (3) genderand power dynamics.Keynote speakers will open the sessions, followed by contributions of 20 minutes each; aposter session will also take place. Presentations and posters can be in English or Italian.The proceedings of the conference will be published as a volume of the new series of theRoyal Netherlands Institute in Rome. A limited number of contributions presented at theconference in poster form will be invited by the organizers to participate with an article inthe planned volume.Researchers that wish to participate are invited to send an abstract of no more than 200words to Dr. Giulia Saltini Semerari at tulillas@gmail.com. The subject line should read:Mediterranean Gender. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 12 Aprile 2012.Scientific committee: G. Saltini Semerari (Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome), N. Sojc(Leiden University), A. Alexandridis (Cornell University), M. Meyer (Vienna University),and Gert-Jan Burgers (Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome).

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