Call for ICAS-EMME 3 Graduate Session

3rd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (ICAS-EMME 3)

Graduate Research in Archaeological Sciences in the EMME region (Session)

Challenges and opportunities in Graduate Research in EMME region (Round table)

Conference: 14th to 18th March 2022

Abstract submission deadline: 15th November 2021

Location: The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia

As graduate students of the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (STARC) department of the Cyprus Institute, we invite you to participate in the session and roundtable discussions that will be held at the ICAS-EMME 3 conference. The session and round table will be focusing on archaeological science research in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region, as well as the inherent challenges and opportunities existing in the field from the perspective of early-career researchers.

We look forward to hearing different experiences and ideas concerning archaeological science in the EMME region. Additionally, we hope to have a fruitful discussion in a diverse, supportive and friendly environment.

More details about abstract submission and registrations can be found here. We look forward to receiving your positive responses.

Please find the full call for conference papers and round table discussion below.

On behalf of the current graduate students in the STARC department of The Cyprus Institute and the session organisers:

Meghna Desai, Carly Henkel, Anna Karligkioti, Mahmoud Mardini, Mehmetcan Soyluoglu, Kyriaki Tsirtsi, Chryssa Vergidou

Calls:

1-Graduate Research in Archaeological Sciences in the EMME region

Session chairs: M. Desai, C. Henkel, A. Karligkioti, M. Mardini, M. Soyluoglu, K. Tsirtsi, C. Vergidou and Dr Lindy Crewe

The Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region, as a cultural melting pot, has enticed archaeological and scientific interest since the early 19th century, when Archaeology first developed as a discipline. Archaeological Sciences emerged later in the 20th century, bringing together a multitude of methodologies and approaches from both the humanities and natural sciences in order to better understand the complexities of past human societies and their interaction with the environment. This resulted in a plethora of multidisciplinary research initiatives, particularly in the context of international collaborations that both went beyond standard archaeological narratives and facilitated the formation of new debates on a wide range of topics and themes using various lines of evidence.

For the first time, the International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East will have a special session devoted to young researchers, entitled Graduate Research in Archaeological Sciences in the EMME region. In an effort to promote the continued integration of archaeological sciences and archaeology, we invite graduate and post graduate students, whose studies focus on the EMME region and employ archaeological science-based approaches, such as archaeomaterials, archaeobotany, bioarchaeology and dendrochronology, to present their work.

This graduate session is open to all individuals for the purpose of creating a fruitful dialogue with the exchange of ideas in a supportive and friendly environment. We are now accepting submissions and we look forward to your contributions.

2-Graduate Research in Archaeological Sciences in the EMME region (round table)

Session chairs: M. Desai, C. Henkel, A. Karligkioti, M. Mardini, M. Soyluoglu, K. Tsirtsi, C. Vergidou and Dr Lindy Crewe

A round table discussion will be held after the close of the Graduate Research in Archaeological Sciences in the EMME region session. In this round table young researchers are welcome to share some of the challenges and opportunities associated with their research in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East as a means of developing and improving integrated approaches to archaeological sciences and archaeology in this region. The discussion will be centred around, but not limited to, science-based approaches in archaeological materials, environmental archaeology, bioarchaeology and dendrochronology.

This round table is open to all individuals for the purpose of creating a fruitful dialogue with the exchange ideas in a supportive and friendly environment. We look forward to discussing your research experiences.