2009 AKSE Conference
Leiden (NL), 18-21 June
(from the preliminary programme)
08:30 – 10:30: Panel Session 1: Ancient History
Studies on Korea the Han Commanderies (Marc BYINGTON)
- Mark BYINGTON: “Historical Geography and the Han Commanderies in Korea”
- Charlotte HORLYCK: “The spread and assimilation of Chinese bronze mirrors in early
- Jonathan BEST: “Rethinking--and Redating--the Samguk sagi's Representation of Paekche's
Relations with the Chinese Commandery of Daifang”
- Olivia MILBURN: “Forgetful Rats: The Fate of Bai Yue Culture in the Han Empire”
The British Museum, London
The power of dogu events programme
Dogu design: invitation to ancient Japan
Tuesday 15 September
By Mr Masayuki Harada
This talk is in Japanese
The power of dogu: ceramic figures from ancient Japan
Wednesday 21 October
By Simon Kaner
Dogu and Jomon rituals
Wednesday 4 November
By Simon Kaner
Development of dogu through time and space
Friday 20 November
By Doi Takashi and Simon Kaner
This talk is in English and Japanese
January 23–24, 2009
ANCIENT JAPAN – ORIGINS AND FORMATION
University of Bochum, Department for East Asian Studies
venue: Hof Beckmann, Im Lottental 88a, 44801 Bochum
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PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY (JANUARY 23)
9:00 Registration & coffee
9:30 Opening address
9:40 BARNES: The Yamato-Paekche alliance and its effects on continental immigration to Japan
11:00 JANHUNEN: The origin of Japanese – Recapitulating a position
11:30 OSTERKAMP: Mokkan, man'yōgana and the age of Sino-Japanese as we know it
12:00 MATTNER: Sword form changes from China to Japan during the Kofun and Nara periods – When do true Japanese swords really appear?
13:50 TAKUBO: On the tonal system and its realization rules of Ikema Ryukyuan
15:10 SEYOCK: On mirrors, swords and jewels – Early Japan’s relations to mainland East Asia
15:40 BORN: Japanese place names in the context of the development of the Yamato state
16:10 VOVIN: Distribution of the Ainu language in ancient Japan
17:00 ANTONI: Kojiki studies and kotodama – On the magic of words and language in ancient Japan
PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY (JANUARY 24)
9:15 Dean's Address
9:25 FRELLESVIG: A diachronic perspective on early Japanese morphology
10:40 SAUER: Poetic usage and etymological background of the makura-kotoba „watatumi“
11:10 DE LA FUENTE: Diachronic typology and the reconstruction of Proto-Ainu
11:40 MAJTCZAK: From analytic to synthetic – Structural changes in early Japanese as exemplified by volitive expressions
13:30 ANTONOV: The role of /+rV/ suffixes in determining the origin of the Japanese language
14:00 RUSSELL: Contraction and Monophthongization in Eastern Old Japanese
14:30 WRONA: Some thoughts on the origin of relative clauses in Japanese
15:15 GRIESENHOFER: Evidence for loss of prenasalization in Eastern Old Japanese
15:45 DE BOER: The origin of the split into the nairin, chūrin and gairin tonal types in Japan and the reconstruction of the proto-Japanese tone system
16:15 FESTOR: The verb topu ~ twopu in Western Old Japanese
17:00 KAWASAKI: Influence of Northeast Asian culture seen in clay figures (haniwa) at Kofun period in Japan
February 20-21, 2009
Collectors, Collections and Collecting the Arts of China: Histories and Challenges
The Auditorium of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
March 26-29, 2009
Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
Annual Meeting, Sheraton, Chicago
July 1-3, 2009
Pacific Island Archaeology in the 21st Century: Relevance and Engagement
Organized by: Palau Bureau of Arts and Culture, Belau National Museum, Garcia and Associates
Deadline for Abstracts/Proposals: April 15
Description: The conference aims to examine how natural and cultural heritage studies are relevant to the sociopolitical, economic, and environmental challenges facing contemporary and future Pacific island societies and to propose practical methods for encouraging and developing opportunities for community-based heritage preservation and management.
Submitted by Ian Fekete
Anthropology graduate students at Binghamton University (SUNY) are organizing a RATS (Radical Archaeological Theory Symposium)conference, October 16-17, 2009.
The theme will be "anarchism and archaeology."
The label “radical archaeologist” carries both theoretical and practical implications. As people who wear the label proudly, we share
a commitment to engage with ideas that are often considered anti-establishment, marginal, or confrontational. Moreover, we embrace
a political commitment to act against entrenched systems of oppression, such as racism, sexism and discrimination; and on a larger scale all forms of colonialism and imperialism.
The greatest threat to a radical position is a slow mainstreaming into respectability -- when a “grand theory” becomes institutionalized,when debates are reduced to questions of doctrine, when radical
practice is bravely (re)presented in discourse but does not extend beyond the classroom or lab door.
This RATS conference challenges archaeologists to engage with ideas drawn from the political philosophy of anarchism: the belief that hierarchies of any kind are inevitably corrupting, oppressive and dehumanizing; and a paired commitment to act against hierarchies and coercive practices at all times.
We believe that any discussion of theory is aimless without a paired focus on practice/praxis. Anarchism can easily be viewed as a principle of practice only. One goal of this conference is to examine the extent to which anarchist practice can, is, or should be grounded in theory. How can we rethink the dialectic, but all too often missing, link between anarchist theory within academia and anarchist practice outside of academia?Few archaeologists self-identify as anarchists, yet we are perhaps uniquely suited to investigate and expose the situated, historical
trajectories of hierarchy, domination and resistance. Moreover, as practitioners in the classroom, lab, field and society, we can set our imagination free and live out our ideas. We wish to explore the
implications of anarchism for archaeological theory and practice.
We challenge participants to consider:
1. Does anarchism have a body of theory that can be applicable to
2. Can or should archaeology contribute to anarchist theory(?) and practice?
3. How would an anarchist archaeology be theorized and practiced?
4. What roadblocks (institutional, pedagogical, practical and
otherwise) to anarchist archaeological theory and/or practice must be
opposed, and how?
5. How can anarchist archaeological theory and methods be developed?
We invite papers on these and related topics for presentation and discussion. We envision a lively, participatory environment, with an agenda largely directed by the wants and needs of the group. Breakout
session space will be made available. In addition to the papers and discussions, possibilities include but are not limited to video reports/digests, web presentations, poster/art creation and display,
developing an agenda for an anarchist archaeology, etc. The goal is to open spaces for new forms of discussion and presentation.
Abstracts for papers (150 words or less) are requested by Friday,April 24, 2009. In addition, proposals for specific working groups, or posters or other visual presentations, are requested by the same date
(though these will be accepted later as well). Direct all submissions and inquiries to email@example.com
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