We are pleased to announce that the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA) will be held in Berlin in 2010, organized jointly by the Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology at the Free University of Berlin, the Ethnological Museum, and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).
The conference brings together archaeologists, art historians, and philologists who share a common interest in Southeast Asia’s past from prehistory to the historical period. Its aim is to facilitate communication between different disciplines, to provide a survey of present work in the field and to stimulate future research.
Papers are now invited for all topics on Southeast Asian archaeology, in particular to the main conference theme “Crossing Borders in Southeast Asian Archaeology”. This subject has been chosen to reflect the conference’s interdisciplinary approach but more to encourage participants to broaden their thematic context.
Southeast Asia exhibits incredible diversity. Different geographic and climatic environments bounded by mountains and upland valleys, river systems and deltas, coast lines and islands have led to the development of myriad cultural, political, and ethnic groups. However, contacts between all these different life zones were always possible and highly effective. Their study provides a fascinating glimpse of the dynamics of communication from prehistory to pre-colonial times. Participants of the EurASEAA13 conference are encouraged to reflect on the transfer of knowledge, language, material culture, or whatever else they find as evidence for trans- and interregional interaction in their current research. Papers on South Asia and Southern China which are important for long-distance exchanges will be considered if they are closely related to Southeast Asian themes.
You can download the group photo of the EurASEAA13 participants 2010 here:
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Also, you can download the photos of the DAI reception as a ZIP-file here:
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