We are glad to inform you that the fifth edition of our International Symposium, Homines, Funera, Astra: Death and Animals from Prehistory to Middle Ages, will take place at the “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia (Romania) from the 18th to the 21st of October, 2015.
This scientific meeting will regroup archaeologists, anthropologists, archaeozoologists, philologists and epigraphists.
Suggested topic for this year’s edition is the presence of animals in funerary contexts as remains of funerary feasts, as companion in the afterlife or as separate graves. We also welcome presentations that discuss the presence of animals as figurines or sculptures related to funerary contexts, or discuss the mention of animals in ancient texts describing funerary related behavior, etc.
The interdisciplinary approach will provide the opportunity to exchange viewpoints, experiences and results concerning the proposed thematic.
The program of this event is:
Sunday, 18 October: Welcoming the participants at Alba Iulia. Registration Monday, 19 October: Lectures and panel session
Tuesday, 20 October: Lectures and panel session; Field trip
Wednesday, 21 October: Departure of participants
Papers and abstracts may be presented in English.
The publication of the proceedings of this international symposium has already been arranged.
The cost for accommodation and meals is approximately 200 Ron (≈ 50 Euro) for three nights.
In case you decide to accept our invitation, the deadline for sending a half-page abstract together with an image (plan, photo or else) to dr. Raluca Kogălniceanu (firstname.lastname@example.org) is 30th of June 2015.