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CALL FOR SESSION PAPERS (UISPP Burgos 2014): International relations in the history of archaeology

February 13, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

As members of the UISPP Historiography Commission, and of the Research Project “Without Frontiers”
Víctor Fernández ( and myself are organizing a session for the XVII Congress of the International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP) which will take place in Burgos (Spain) from the 1st to the 7th of September 2014.

Our session title is:

B71-International relations in the history of archaeology
(Víctor M. Fernández & Margarita Díaz-Andreu)

Since its very beginnings, archaeology has been a field of study vastly exposed to international currents and influences. Yet, the global flux of ideas is not sufficiently acknowledged in the histories of archaeology. In this session, we would like to focus on how international contacts may have fostered change, not only in relation to new archaeological theories but also as regards to techniques, methods and practices. Which were the means by which these new ideas and practices moved? International congresses, publications, correspondence, talks by foreign scholars, PhD studies abroad and a range of other ways may have encouraged change in national archaeologies. Yet, is it enough that ideas move? We will also welcome papers that reflect on the different issues related to the unequal reception of alien ways of doing in scholarly communities.

Proposals for papers to this session should be sent to the main session organizer (Víctor M. Fernández and the information included on by 30 April 2014 with the following information (in English): Title, author’s name (or responsible when a team), mail, reference institution, abstract and keywords. Please, specify the session number and title (B71-International relations in the history of archaeology )

Best wishes,
Margarita Díaz-Andreu


A4a-The revolution of the sixties in Prehistory and Protohistory
(Colin Renfrew, François Djindjian & Alessandro Guidi. UISPP Comm. Historiography, Methods and Theory)

A8-Lobbying for Archaeology (18th-21st centuries): Innovative alliances in the establishment of the archaeological discipline
(M. A. Kaeser & G. Delley. UISPP Comm. Historiography. History of the Archaeology)

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