Call for papers 2018

Archaeology and Theory Conference:

Beyond Malinowski’ reconnecting archaeology and anthropology

Practical Information

Deadline abstract submission: January 1st 2018

Date: April 7th 2017, 09:30-17:00

Venue: Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, the Netherlands

Papers of 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute discussion

Abstracts and questions may be sent to: archaeologicaldialogues(at)

Call for papers

Most archaeologists have some basic knowledge of anthropology and ethnography. Every archaeologist has heard of Malinowski’s Kula Ring and Mauss’ Essay sur le don. Occasionally archaeologists even apply their anthropological knowledge to aid them in interpreting their datasets. Without meaning to diminish the importance of Malinowski’s and Mauss’ works, surely archaeology should not ignore the myriad anthropological perspectives developed in the intervening years? At the same time, if archaeology is anthropology or nothing (Willey and Phillips, 1958), then the archaeological perspective might be valuable for anthropology as well. How can both disciplines benefit from one another? SAD would like to invite both archaeologists and anthropologists to join the discussion in order to reconnect them and calls for papers by researchers from both disciplines.

Themes include, but are not limited to: