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25th session of the Study Group Iron Age from 19th to 22nd of September 2012

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Call for Papers

Dear colleagues, we would like to invite you to the

25th session of the Study Group Iron Age from 19th to 22nd of September 2012.

Invited by the Instytut Archeologii Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego and in collaboration with the
Fundacja Rzeszowskiego Osrodka Archeologicznego and the Muzeum Okregowe w
Rzeszowie the Study Group Iron Age will hold this meeting in Rzeszów.

We request for contributions to the following topic:

Weapon – violence – warfare

A pullback to hilltop fortifications and a construction of strong defensive walls are reactions
due to a violent or even warlike environment. Additionally, the migration of the Celts and the expansion of the Roman Empire can be linked to concrete war situations. To what extent can the Iron Age type of find “weapon” with regard to its feature context, its state of preservation at the time of its deposition, and long-range distribution patterns help to get detailed insights into the aspects violence or even war? Besides the type of find “weapon” are there other Iron Age types of finds or features which can be interpreted under the aspects violence and war?
Taking natural scientific analyses into account (metallographical, chemical) specific
manufacturing techniques can be identified. What kinds of problems or advantages arise from these manufacturing techniques? Which interpretations arise for especially splendorous worked weapons?
Last but not least pictorial representation, primary document sources, and anthropological
analyses can highlight the aspects weapon, violence, and war.

More comprehensive interpretations and analyses are explicitly welcome to give room to an extended discussion. The above mentioned questions are intended to be indicative, but there will be no restrictions on other related questions being included.
Furthermore, there is one section planned making it possible to present up to date research on the Polish Iron Age.
Oral contributions should be no more than 20 minutes. Applying for a lecture you should
specify the devices you need (video projector, overhead projector, 1 or 2 slide projectors). If the quantity of contributions exceeds the time available, a selection may be made. The
colloquium languages will be German, English, and French.

We would like to ask you to send your proposals including a summary a half page long until the 5th of March 2012 to the spokesperson of the Study Group Iron Age.
Posters presenting all kind of Iron Age research projects are also welcome. Deadline for
poster applications is the 2nd July 2012.
At present it is planned to begin in the morning of the 19th September and to end in the
afternoon of the 22nd September. This session is not as usually linked to an annual conference of an archaeological association. A general invitation will be send presumably in May 2012. Not till then it will be possible to register for the conference (without giving a talk).

Stefanie Wefers
– spokesperson of the Study Group Iron Age –
Contact address
Stefanie Wefers
Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz
Forschungsinstitut für Vor- und Frühgeschichte
Ernst-Ludwig-Platz 2
55116 Mainz
phone: 0049-(0)6131-9124-164
Fax: 0049-(0)6131-9124-199
Conference organisation:
Maciej Karwowski
Advisory board of the Study Group Iron Age:
Christiana Later (Munich), Janine Fries-Knoblach (Erlangen), Kerstin Hofmann (Berlin),
Maciej Karwowski (Rzeszów), Peter Ramsl (Vienna), Claudia Tappert (Münster), Peter
Trebsche (Asparn an der Zaya), Julian Wiethold (Metz)