CfP: International Conference of the Austrian Society for Medieval Archaeology
The Historical Archaeology of the 19th and 20th centuries
The 19th and 20th centuries are the epoch of industrialisation, the consequences of which are still being felt today. They saw enormous social change including continual urbanisation and the formation of metropolitan regions. These developments went hand in hand with the emergence of great social contradictions, which in turn led to protest, workers’, women’s and environmental movements. Mass production and mass consumption on a global scale resulted in the expansion and densification of local, regional and supra-regional infrastructure. Improved transport systems and the emergence of telecommunications enabled more rapid and more intensive communication over greater distances. Industry, the construction boom and the exploitation of raw materials caused massive environmental damage and led to profound changes in the landscape. All of these processes have had a grave impact on living conditions over the past two centuries right up to the present and will continue to shape the distant future. They manifest themselves in material sources, in archaeological contexts and in the landscape.
Deadline submission of abstracts: January 31, 2022
Place: Linz (Museum Francisco Carolinum, Museumstraße 14, 4020 Linz)
Time: September 13-17, 2022