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IPMAG XIV CONFERENCE

Urbanism: archaeological considerations of culture c.1550-1900

31 January - 2 February 2014

 

IPMAG’s 2014 conference will be held 31 January - 2 February at the Absolute Hotel, Limerick. Archaeologists and those who study the past have much to contribute to the study of cities and towns, exploring how they were established, used and re-planned over generations. The discipline is not just an instrument of the past and modern urban regeneration projects are using archaeology and history as a method of recording their specific pasts and also a method of sustainably re-using older sites and buildings. Cities and smaller settlements can be a palimpsest of past human activity from earliest times to the present. Many of these places have survived hundreds of years, while others have failed for a variety of reasons, and have become ‘frozen in history’. Settlement studies are but one aspect of urban living, as centres of population also attracted industry, religion and other institutions; urban influences shifting and changing over time. Archaeological excavation is particularly effective at recording these shifts, as are artefact studies.

IPMAG is issuing a call for papers that address any aspect of the IPMAG XIV theme above. Please send your paper proposal of c. 150 words to ipmag2008@gmail.com. Conference papers will be strictly 20 minutes in duration. Deadline for paper proposals for consideration is Friday 20 December 2013. Accommodation options can be found here.

 

PROGRAMME: click here (pdf)

 

 

 

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