CONSTRUCTING KURGANS: BURIAL MOUNDS AND FUNERARY CUSTOMS IN THE CAUCASUS, NORTHWESTERN IRAN AND EASTERN ANATOLIA DURING THE BRONZE AND
IRON AGE Firenze (ITALY),
29-30 March 2018
Ex-Church of San Jacopo Via Faenza 43
The tradition of burying the dead in burial mounds (kurgans), usually consisting of a funerary chamber limited by stone or brick slabs and covered by dirt and gravel, started in the fourth millennium BCE in the northern Caucasus and then spread south to the rest of the Caucasusregions, eastern Anatolia and northwestern Iran during the Bronze Age and Iron Age. The spread of the kurgan tradition, as well as the territorial, political, social, and cultural values embedded in their construction and their symbolic relation to the surrounding landscape are under debate. The workshop aimsto examine chronological issues, cultural dynamics at inter-regionalscale, rituals and burial patterns related to these funerary structures. The beliefs and ideologies that possibly connected the "kurgan people" over such a wide geographical area, as well as past and present theoretical frameworks, will also be discussed.
- Guido GUARDUCCI (CAMNES)
- Nicola LANERI (CAMNES-SoRS)
- Sylvie MÜLLER CELKA (Lyon 2/CNRS)
- Giulio PALUMBI (Lyon 2/CNRS)
- Stefano VALENTINI (CAMNES)
Participation is FREE but registration is MANDATORY (more details about the registration will be available after the publication of the final program). The attendance of speakers at all the workshop sessions is requested. Speakers must hold a PhD degree or equivalent.
- Workshop welcome kit (ONLY for speakers)
- Morning and afternoon coffee breaks on March 29-30
- Lunches on March 29 and 30 (ONLY for speakers)
- Dinner buffet on March 29 (ONLY for speakers).
Transportation to the workshop venue and accommodation are at the participant's expense. However, the organizers will book room quotas at special rate in hotels conveniently located near the workshop venue.
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Please go to the official website camnes.org to submit an ABSTRACT (max. 300 words).
The language of the workshop will be ENGLISH. No translation services will be available. Presentation should not exceed 30 minutes, including 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.
Abstract submission deadline: 1 December 2017
Notification of acceptance by: 15 December 2017
Publication of abstracts and final program on website: 31 January 2018
Full text paper submission deadline: 20 March 2018
Contribution for Proceedings submission deadline: 30 October 2018
Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of the Workshop and published in a peer-reviewed volume of the SANEM series (https://camnes.org/publications). Contributions are due by 30 October 2018.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.