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by Archaeology Newsroom

Neolithic And Early Bronze Age Research Student Symposium

Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 18th and 19th November 2016

The 3rd Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Research Student Symposium (NEBARSS) will be held at the Institute in November.

NEBARSS is an annual symposium organised entirely by postgraduate students, to showcase innovative research by postgraduate and early career researchers.

The 3rd symposium aims to explore how archaeological research can aid our understanding of social change during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age periods (4000 – 1500 cal. BC), both in the UK and beyond.

The theme of this year’s conference “Anarchy in the UK?”, challenges speakers to construct alternative pasts that either diverge from, disrupt, or invert linear narratives of social evolution. Must “progress” remain inextricably linked with increasing levels of hierarchical control, or does the evidence suggest a more chaotic and socially pluralistic past?

The event will begin with a key note lecture by Mike Parker Pearson followed by a wine reception.

Call for papers

Presentations are expected to be between 15-20 minutes long and presented in English.

Papers on any aspect of the British or Irish Neolithic and Early Bronze Age are particularly welcome, though research concerned with other geographical regions will also be considered. This year’s theme ‘anarchy in the UK’ challenges speakers to construct alternative pasts that either diverge from, disrupt, or invert linear narratives of social evolution.

Deadline for abstract submission is 15 September 2016.