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The End of the Spectrum: Towards an Archaeology of Marginality

Start: Jun 15, 2016 10:30 AM
End: Jun 15, 2016 06:00 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

The End of the Spectrum: Towards an Archaeology of Marginality

The research network The End of the Spectrum: Towards an Archaeology of Marginality will hold a one-day workshop at the Institute on 15 June.

The workshop, organised by Elisa Perego, Andrew Gardner and Andrew Reynolds, is sponsored by the Institute of Archaeology and aims to explore new theoretical frameworks and methodologies for the study of marginality and social exclusion in archaeology.

The End of the Spectrum is an international and interdisciplinary research network on inequality and social marginality. Currently hosted by the Institute, the network involves archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, research consultants and cultural heritage experts who share an interest in social exclusion in present and past societies, and intend to develop collaborative research and outreach activities on this topic.

Registration

The event is free to attend but registration in advance is essential

Programme

10.30–10.50: Registration

Session 1: Method and Theory
  • 11.00–11.30: Marginality in archaeology. Elisa Perego (UCL Institute of Archaeology)
  • 11.30–12.00: Interdisciplinary approaches to past inequality and human-environment interactions. Towards a framework for the integrated study of the environment, archaeology and history of first-millennium BC Italy. Rafael Scopacasa (Department of History, UFMG–The Federal University of Minas Gerais, and Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter) and Elisa Perego (UCL Institute of Archaeology)
  • 12.00–12.30: The afro-descendant presence in Mexico: Methodological approaches to the study of socio-cultural discrimination and marginality. Viridiana Tamorri and Veronica Tamorri (Department of Archaeology, Durham University)

12.30–2.00: Lunch

Session 2 Marginal Identities? Age and Gender
  • 2.00–2.30: Motherhood and social marginalisation. Katharina Rebay-Salisbury (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology)
  • 2.30–3.00: Childhood and marginality? Methodological approaches to the study of sub-adult burialsVeronica Tamorri (Department of Archaeology, Durham University)
Session 3: Marginal Landscapes and Landscapes of Power
  • 3.00–3.30: Unlearning the body: Abject corpses, liminal spaces and the historical imagination. Sarah De Nardi (Department of Geography, Durham University)

3.30–4.00: Coffee Break

  • 4.00–4.30: A landscape-based approach to marginality. Andrew Reynolds (UCL Institute of Archaeology)
  • 4.30–5.00: Developing frontier thinking in Romano-British archaeology. Andrew Gardner (UCL Institute of Archaeology)

5.00-6.00: Discussion followed by Wine Reception

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to elisaperego78@yahoo.it  / e.perego@ucl.ac.uk