9th Annual Modern Conflict Archaeology Conference

21 October 2017, 9.00 AM - 21 October 2017, 5.00 PM

Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, University of Bristol, 43 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UU

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol is pleased to announce that our 9th annual Modern Conflict Archaeology Conference will be held on Saturday 21st October 2017.

This one-day conference is aimed towards postgraduates and early career researchers exploring areas pertaining to 20th and 21st century conflict. The conference will be a forum for critical and theoretical discussion and provide an opportunity for both research presentation and to meet with people working or studying in similar fields. We also welcome members of the public to attend the conference.

By its very nature, Modern Conflict Archaeology and Anthropology recognises the necessity of combining a multitude of disciplines together in order to produce a holistic and multi-vocal understanding of the often complex and ambiguous nature of conflict in the modern-era. The conference will present some of the most recent postgraduate and early career research relating to this ever-expanding subject, and there is a focus on areas of increasing importance for understanding contemporaneous global issues surrounding conflict and warfare.

This field is continually developing and creates increasingly diverse and interdisciplinary fields. Reflecting this, submissions from many fields of research are expected, including those listed below.

  • Conflict Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Battlefield Archaeology
  • Contemporary engagements and re-engagement
  • Memorialisation and Remembrance
  • Material Culture
  • Landscapes and Cultural Geography
  • Museum Studies
  • Military History
  • Modern Conflict’s relationship with Popular Culture
  • War and Peace Studies


Modern Conflict Archaeology conference poster

Conference poster

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