Welcome

Welcome to the homepage of the Sixth Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology. This is an academic conference which offers postgraduates and early career researchers the opportunity to share their research and learn from some of the leading figures in the study of past conflict.

The Conference is taking place in Glasgow on the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of October 2019. It is hosted in partnership with the University of Glasgow Center for Battlefield Archaeology, the Scottish Centre for War Studies, the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery and the University of Glasgow’s Archives & Special Collections.

Please browse these pages to find more information on how to attend, the call for papers and the full programme of events. You can keep up to date with news and announcements by liking the Facebook page, following on Twitter, or contacting the organisers about being added to the mailing list.

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New Travel Awards Available!

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“Pens in One Hand, Trowels in the Other”

The organising committee of the Sixth Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology are delighted to announce that we can now offer a number of funding opportunities to those hoping to present or attend the conference in October. A sum of £1000 has been divided between two awards dedicated to the memory of Scottish sailors and airmen who served in the Second World War. Read below to find out more about the funds and how to apply:

The Hugh H. Mooney Memorial Travel Award

Flt. Sgt. H. H. Mooney, 1942.

This travel award has been set up in memory of Flight Sergeant Hugh Harvey Mooney R.A.A.F. (1913-1943). It was made possible by the kind donation of funds by H. Mooney’s surviving relatives. The award is intended to assist five applicants with the costs of attending the conference for the purposes of presenting on a conflict-related topic.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply see:
http://www.pgca2019.com/funding/

The George D. Pope Memorial Travel Award

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The George David Pope Memorial Travel Award has been set up by the kind donation of funds by his daughter and granddaughter, both alumni of the University of Glasgow. George was born in Campbeltown in 1924 and served for 26 years in the Royal Navy. The award provides funds for students to travel to Glasgow to attend the conference in October 2019.

Information about eligibility and applications for the George Pope Award will be released in the coming months.

Call For Papers Announcement

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Pens in One Hand, Trowels in the Other”

Interdisciplinary Studies with the Sixth Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology

Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of October 2019.

This October, the University of Glasgow will once again play host to the Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology. Since 2011, this conference has brought together postgraduates and early career researchers from across the world to share their research and build their skills as part of a wider community dedicated to the study of past conflict. For 2019, the sixth conference will seek to expand this community through the theme of interdisciplinary studies.

As a young discipline, focused on transitory human activities related to violence and war, Conflict Archaeology has always needed to make use of a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach. The conflict archaeologist must, in many ways, embody Noel Hume’s description of a ‘historian with a pen in one hand and a trowel in the other’. With the intention of showcasing the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, in partnership with the Scottish Centre for War Studies and the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, will be co-hosting a two-day weekend conference on the 19th and 20th of October 2019.

This conference will be open to all with an interest in the physical and documentary remains of human conflict and will bring together a diverse group of archaeologists, historians and collections management professionals to facilitate knowledge exchange and cultivate strong relations between different disciplines.

The organising committee welcome submissions from any interested parties for 20-minute papers, or A1 Posters, on conflict related topics dating from ancient to modern periods. Of special interest are papers which combine historical and archaeological approaches or utilise museum or archive collections. Potential topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Landscapes of conflict
  • Warfare, violence, resistance
  • Politics and propaganda
  • Colonial encounters
  • Memorialisation, remembrance and forgetting
  • Imprisonment / internment
  • Recovery of remains
  • Methodologies and Approaches to Conflict
  • Heritage management of conflict and public engagement
  • Battlefield tourism, thanatourism
  • Recreation, re-enactment and ersatz experiences
  • Ethics of studying violence and conflict
  • Investigating and interpreting uncomfortable or problematic histories

For those interested in answering this call for papers, please submit an abstract of 250 words and a short biography of 100 words to info@pgca2019.com.  The deadline for submissions is May 24th, 2019.

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Conference Announcement

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“Pens in One Hand, Trowels in the Other”

Interdisciplinary Studies with the Sixth Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology

 

University of Glasgow, October 19-20th 2019

The organising team is proud to announce that, in 2019, the archaeology of conflict will be making a triumphant return to the University of Glasgow in the form of the Sixth Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology. Founded in Glasgow in 2011, this conference offers postgraduates and early career researchers the opportunity to share their research and learn from some of the leading figures in the study of past conflict.

Since the first international conference in Conflict Archaeology was held at Glasgow in 2000, the discipline has grown and matured into a wide field of study that embraces more than just battlefields and sites of conflict. It has become a holistic approach to the study of past conflict, which straddles the traditional boundaries between a wide variety of disciplines including archaeology, history, anthropology, museology, library science and archives studies.

The Sixth Postgraduate Conference will celebrate this multi-disciplinary nature of Conflict Archaeology through a two-day weekend conference in October 2019, open to any with an interest in the field. The conference is hosted in association with the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, Scottish Centre for War Studies, Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, and Archives & Special Collections. It will be held in the spectacular Kelvin Hall, a landmark building being transformed by a partnership between the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Museums, and the National Library of Scotland.


A Call for Papers will be released in the coming months.

Further information and updates can be found using the links below:

Website: http://www.pgca2019.com

Email: info@pgca2019.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pgca2019

Twitter: @pgca2019, #pgca2019

Organising Team:

  • Euan Loarridge, PhD Candidate History, University of Glasgow
  • Marc Conaghan, PhD Candidate Archaeology, University of Glasgow
  • Jesper Ericsson, Curatorial Assistant, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery