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The UCL Institute of Archaeology is delighted to host the 41st annual Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference in December 2019. Founded in 1937, the Institute is one of the largest centres for world archaeology, archaeological sciences and heritage & museum studies in the UK, situated in the heart of the capital.

Venue: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Tuesday, December 17 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
TAG47 | Persistent Pasts: Engaging with Conflict Legacies in the Present

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Conflict both destroys and creates on a local and global scale, reconfiguring existing landscapes, power structures, beliefs and practices, and in the process forges - and often enforces - new and distinctive human-thing relationships.This session invites papers focussing on the reuse of material cultures and/or landscapes of conflict from prehistory to the present day. The session welcomes, but is not limited to, contributions covering themes such as transformation and (re)appropriation of landscapes and objects, material persistence, material/human resistance, destruction/creation of lifeworlds, human/non-human entanglements, conflicts over natural and cultural resources, conflicts in and over the Anthropocene, and practices of recycling within conflict or post-conflict settings. Papers proposing new theoretical and conceptual approaches to living with and transforming conflict legacies are particularly encouraged, as are contributions which draw on materials and case studies from a range of different contexts, including indigenous and non-Western perspectives.(Please note: the first half of this session picks up themes from the linked Session 46: Archaeology and Heritage Studies in, of and after the Anthropocene, and participants are encouraged to attend both sessions to facilitate discussion between and across them).

Organisers: Esther Breithoff; Birkbeck, University of London

14:00 | Esther Breithoff, Birkbeck, University of London | Session Introduction

14:05 | Emma Waterton, Western Sydney University; Hayley Saul, Western Sydney University | Ghosts of the Anthropocene:
Spectral Accretions at the Port Arthur Historic Site

14:25 | Anatolijs Venovcevs, UiT The Arctic University of Norway | Repairing Towards… Living with Landscapes Scars

14:45 | Oladimeji Oluwadamilare Salami, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; Veronica Oluwatobi Afenkhena , Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria | Political power, migration and modernity: archaeological exploration into Nigeria’s socio-politico-economic present

15:05 | Israel Hinojosa Baliño, Durham University | Icxitoca: From conjectural paradigm to retrospective predictions

15:25 | - | BREAK

15:55 | John Winterburn, University of Oxford | Shankill Poppies: defining an urban conflict landscape

16:15 | marjolijn kok, Independent researcher/Bureau Archeologie en Toekomst | Single places harbouring multiple conflicts; hidden by design, remembered selectively

16:35 | Jacques Aymeric Nsangou, University of Geneva | Antagonistic evolution of two elements of an African fortification in Foumban, West Cameroon

16:55 | Session organisers | Discussion

17:30 | - | END


Esther Breithoff

Birkbeck, University of London

Emma Waterton

Western Sydney University

Hayley Saul

Western Sydney University

Anatolijs Venovcevs

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Oladimeji Oluwadamilare Salami

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Veronica Oluwatobi Afenkhena

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
avatar for Israel Hinojosa Baliño

Israel Hinojosa Baliño

Durham University

John Winterburn

University of Oxford

marjolijn kok

Independent researcher/Bureau Archeologie en Toekomst

Jacques Aymeric Nsangou

University of Geneva

Tuesday December 17, 2019 2:00pm - 5:30pm GMT
Room 777/80 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL