Conference: Trial by Fire
17 May 2019–18 May 2019, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
An interdisciplinary conference Trial by Fire, concerned with the transformative power of fire, will be held at the UCL Institute of Archaeology from 17-18 May.
Trialbyfire Event Team
Institute of Archaeology31-34 Gordon SquareLondonWC1H 0PY
Whether your interest lies in archaeomaterials, burned bone, pyrotechnology, or accidental burning, fire always leaves its mark and a wealth of information behind.
This conference aims to explore these events by bringing together ideas from across archaeological and anthropological sub-disciplines and aims to answer the following questions:
- Can fire be considered an artefact?
- How have people engaged with fire over the course of history?
- What can the aesthetics of a thermally altered object tell us about the burning event?
- How has the study of fire evolved within the literature? How can fire be harnessed as an experimental tool moving forward?
Abstract submission is open with a deadline of 15 February 2019. Registration is also open until 15 February 2019. Anyone with an interest in archaeomaterials, burned bone, pyrotechnology, and other related subfields is encouraged to participate.