AIAC and why (printed) conference proceedings should be a thing of the past

AIAC has recently issued the call for papers to the 17th International Congress of Classical Archaeology to be held in Rome 22-26 September 2008 with the theme of “Meetings of Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean”. I’m planning to attend as part of a session organized by our late antiquity centre here in Aarhus. The proceedings […]

Desert Chic in San Diego: A report from the AIA annual meeting

Marriott San Diego Marina & Hotel, site of this year’s AIA/APA annual meeting. Photo: TMK, January 2007. Here is, as promised, a brief report from this year’s AIA/APA annual meeting in San Diego. Or rather, as I (just like last year) didn’t get a chance to attend any of the APA sessions, I can really […]

AIA Montreal Day Three: A Little Bit of Everything

On this last day of the AIA annual meeting, I frequently commuted between sessions. Consequently, I have organized today’s notes by session and not by the order that they appeared. I begun the day at the “Roman Houses and Villas”, another session chaired by Christopher Parslow (Wesleyan). Five out of seven papers were on villas, […]

AIA Montreal Day One: Sculpture and Slavery

I arrived early at the Palais des Congrés, but registration turned out to be a breeze. The morning was spent almost entirely in the “(Re)Considering Roman Sculpture“ session, chaired by Elaine Gazda (Michigan). Due to a no-show and a cancellation, the session was unfortunately down to five papers. During the long break I had hoped […]

Sheffield TAG and a Sense of Christmas

The timetables and abstracts for the sessions at this year’s TAG are now available online. There are several papers on sensory and phenomenological themes, so as I was doing my Saturday shopping this morning at “The Real Canadian Superstore“, I could not help to be overwhelmed by the international smells and sounds of Christmas in […]

The Archaeology of Late Antique Paganism

I haven’t been keeping up with entries lately. I plan to return to more regular updates next week. In the meantime, here’s news about an interesting forthcoming conference – although this one I unfortunately won’t be able to attend. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF LATE ANTIQUE PAGANISM (LATE ANTIQUE ARCHAEOLOGY 2005, MEETING 2) KULeuven, Belgium, 25th-26th November […]