Ships and Caravans

By |2019-09-02T22:48:11+00:00September 1st, 2019|Calls for papers|

Ships and Caravans, Wrecks and Bounties: Travelling and the Exchange of Objects (Fifteenth – Twenty-first Centuries) Date: 14-15 February 2020 Venue: University of Zadar Convenors: Irena Radić Rossi, Tülay Artan, Luca Molà, Mirko Sardelić Proposals are encouraged which address the study of maritime transport; the circulation of objects (by land and by sea) from multidisciplinary perspectives; or which present original research on case studies engaging with any of the following topics: ports and markets as crucial points of contact and for the exchange of objects; shipwrecks as sources of ancient objects, and as tangible evidence of how they were packed, sorted, arranged, or stored; movable objects as elements of individual/collective identity; the displacement, dispossession, and the loss of objects; the recovery of precious objects (either from the sea floor or from enemy hands); emotional attachments to important religious or personal objects, in the past and present. Abstract submission (deadline and details): Researchers interested in participating in the conference are invited to submit proposals with a title, an abstract (no more than 300 words) and a brief bio (100-150 words) to [...]