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Postgraduate Conference Programme

Please note that at this stage minor changes may occur.

Friday 7th October

09.00 - 13.00          Registration for delegates in the Gregory Building (see campus map)

10.00 - 13.00          Tour of the Arms and Armour Collections at Glasgow Museums, Nitshill Resource Centre (details to be posted)

Afternoon sessions and keynote speech to be held in the Officer Training Corps, 95 University Place

Chair: Lt Col Simon Higgens (Commanding Officer, Glasgow & Strathclyde Universities Officer Training Corps)

    14.00 - 14.20     John Winterburn (University of Bristol)
                               Flying Elephants and Pumas: aerial archaeology and a desert war

    14.20 - 14.40     Terence Christian (University of Glasgow)
                               Title tbc

    14.40-15.00       Matthew Kelly (AHMS Pty Ltd/University of Sydney)
                              Eora Creek, Papua New Guinea, Battlefield Survey: local knowledge and historical events of World War Two


15.15-15.30 Coffee/Tea Break


15.30 - 16.45        Session Two: Equipment, Methods and Techniques of Historical Warfare

        Chair: TBC

    15.30-15.50     Christina Mackie (Cranfield University at the Defence Academy)
                            An Application of Modern Ballistic Techniques to 15th Century Artillery

    15.50-16.10     Brendan Halpin (University College, Dublin)
                            The Importance of Reenactment and Western Martial Arts: an Irish case study

    16.10-16.30     James O’Neill (Queens University, Belfast)
                            Trailing Pikes and Turning Kern: assimilation and adaptation of military methods during the Nine Years War in


19.00 – Keynote: Dr Tony Pollard (Director, Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, University of Glasgow

    To be followed by a wine reception in the Officer's Mess, hosted by the Glasgow & Strathclyde Universities Officer Training Corps

Saturday 8th October

09.00 - 09.30 - Registration and sessions to be held at the Queen Margaret Union (see campus map)

09.30 - 11.10 – Session Three: Social Meanings in Material Culture

        Chair: TBC

    09.30-09.50       Rachel Askew ()
                             ‘Not with down-right bloews to rout’: the social side of siege warfare during the English Civil Wars

    09.50-10.10       John Mabbitt (Newcastle University)
                              The Origins of Humpty Dumpty: archaeology, destruction and the narratives of the city
    10.10-10.30      Abigail Coppins (Southampton University)
                             Prisoners of War at Portchester Castle 1793-1815

    10.30-10.50     Chantel Summerfield (Bristol University)

                             The Forgotten City of Tents


11.10 - 11.30 – Coffee/Tea Break    

11.30 - 13.00 – Session Four: Death, Memory and Heritage

        Chair: TBC

    11.30 - 11.50     Emma Login (Birmingham University)
                              The Memory of Defeat or the Defeat of Memory: war memorialisation in the Lorraine    region of France

    11.50-12.10       HyunKyung Lee (University of Cambridge)
                              The Post-conflict Response of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) to the Built Heritage of the Japanese Occupation

    12.10-12.30      Artemi Alejandro-Medina (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
                             Franco’s Bunkers and Hitler’s Dreams in the Canary Islands: the heritage nobody wants to inherit

    12.30-12.50      Tadeusz Kopys (Jagiellonian University)
                             The Massacre of Polish Soldiers in the Soviet Union 1939-1944


13.10 - 14.30     Lunch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

14.30-15.45       Session Five: Conflict Archaeology in Practice
        Chair: TBC
    14.30 - 14.50      Syed Shahnawaz (University of Padua)
                               Braving the Conflict: Swat Valley archaeological sites and the Operation Rah-e-Raast

    14.50-15.10        Owen O’Leary (JPAC/Centre for Battlefield Archaeology)
                               Accounting for America’s Missing: recovery and identification of a Consolidated B-24 Liberator from World War Two

    15.30-15.30       Alexandria Young (Bournemouth University)
                              Reconstructing the Aftermath of Battle: the effects of vertebrate scavenging on the recovery and identification of human  remains  


15.50 - 17.10        Session Six: Tourism and Thanatourism at Sites of Conflict

        Chair: TBC

     15.50-16.10     Justin Sikora (International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University)
                              Considering the Value of Battlefields as Heritage through On-site Interpretation

    16.10-16.30       Stephen Miles (Glasgow University)
                              From ‘Fields of Conflict’ to Dark Attractions: battlefields as thanatouristic sites

    16.50-17.10      Annalisa Bolin (University of York)
                             Witnessing the Remains: material heritage, memory politics and western tourism in Rwanda’s National Genocide Memorials


17.00 - 19.00       Drinks to be held in Jim's Bar of the Queen Margaret Union

19.00  - Conference Dinner: Mother India, Westminster Terrace

Sunday 9th October

09.00-9.30 Registration

09.30-11.10         Session Seven (a): Methodologies for Conflict Archaeology

        Chair: TBC

    09.30-09.50      Julie Wileman (University of Winchester)
                             Evidence for Prehistoric Warfare: a counter-intuitive perspective

    09.50-10.10      Joanne Ball (University of Liverpool)
                             Lost Landscapes of Conflict: approaches to locating ancient landscapes   

   10.10-10.30      Carlos Landa (CONICET/Universidad de Buenos Aires), Emanuel Montanari (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and Facundo  
                             Gomez Romero (UNCPBA)           

                             La Verde Battlefield (25 de Mayo, Buenos Aires Province)
    10.30-10.50     Gavin Lindsay (Independent Researcher)
                            Material in Conflict: rethinking approaches to challenging assemblages


09.30-11.10     Session Seven (b): Heritage Management and Remembrance

        Chair: TBC

    09.30-09.50    Emilio Distretti (University of Portsmouth)
                            The Stele of Axum and Italy’s Colonial Legacy: all the remains in the land of amnesia

    09.50-10.10    Elizabeth Cohen (University of Cambridge)
                            Reminders of a Shared Past: the Ottoman heritage in Greece

    10.10-10.30    Iraia Araboalaza (GUARD Archaeology) and Carmen Cuenca-Garcia (University of Glasgow)
                           Retrieving the Long Lost Memory: Spanish Civil War archaeology

    10.30-10.50    Emily Glass (University of Bristol)
                           ‘Enverism Nostalgia’ or Albanian Cultural Heritage Icon: conflicting perceptions of Tirana’s pyramid


11.10-11.30 Coffee/Tea Break

11.30-12.45        Session Eight: Ancient Warfare

        Chair: Dr Jon Coulston (Ancient History and Archaeology, University of St Andrews)

    11.30-11.50     Samantha L. Cook (University of Liverpool)
                            Archer’s Looses in Sudan: an Asiatic style in an African context

    11.50-12.10     Catherine Parnell (University College, Dublin)
                            The Kopis and the Machaira: portrayals and perceptions

    12.10- 12.30    Salvatore Vacante (Università degli Studi di Genova)
                            Alexander the Great and the Defeat of the Sogdian Revolt    


12.45-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.15         Session Nine: Landscapes of Conflict

        Chair: Ryan McNutt (Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, University of Glasgow)

    14.00-14.20     Benjamin Raffield (University of Aberdeen)
                            A Landscape of Endemic Warfare: the archaeology of Scandinavian-occupied England
    14.20-14.40     C. Broughton Anderson (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
                            Subtle Violence: improvement and clearance in Galloway during the 18th Century     

    14.40-15.00     Salvatore Garfi (University of East Anglia)
                            Colonialism, Conflict and Exclusion: the case of Western Sahara

15.15-15.30 Coffee/Tea Break

15.30-17.00      Workshops/Roundtables
                         Workshops titles to be confirmed

Conference Posters                                                                                                                                                    

These will be on exhibit in the Queen Margret Unition throughout the duration of the conference.

Angela Cunningham (Kingston University)
Terrestrial Lidar as a Data Collection Method for Historic Landscape Reconstruction

Emma Login (University of Birmingham)
A Biographical and Collective Memory Approach to War Memorials

Beatriz Rodriguez Garcia (University of Bath)
Consuming Dark Tourism: the role of organisational storytelling and narratives