CFP: “Network Approaches to Near Eastern Archaeology and History” (Boston ASOR)

This session will be of interest to readers of this blog.

Deadline 15 February.

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Network Approaches to Near Eastern Archaeology and History” (Boston ASOR)
We invite submissions for the session “Network Approaches to Near Eastern Archaeology and History” at the 2020 ASOR Annual Meeting in Boston (November 18–21, 2020). This is a member-organized session chaired by Steven Edwards (Centre of Geographic Sciences), Ioana Dumitru (Johns Hopkins), and Christine Johnston (Western Washington University). Papers should be 20 minutes in length.

Session Description: This session will explore current applications of network analysis across a range of case studies spanning the Near East. From the rise of social and economic inequality to the development of interregional trade systems, network analysis provides archaeologists and historians with a suite of statistical tools to explore patterns in large, complex datasets. The contributions in this session highlight how network analysis is being used to tackle challenging and important questions of archaeological and historical significance, and showcase the amenability of network approaches to engaging with diverse types of data—whether archaeological or textual in nature.

Information for the call for papers can be found here: http://www.asor.org/am/2020-call-for-papers

The submission deadline for abstracts is February 15, 2020. Please note that you must be a member of ASOR in good standing and must register for the Annual Meeting in order to submit an abstract and participate in the meeting.

If you have any questions about the session or about the submission process please contact us at steven.edwards@nscc.caidumitr1@jhu.edu, or christine.johnston@wwu.edu.

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