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Moving People Changing Culture

Starts: 4 September 2014
Ends:  5 September 2014

Event postponed

Due to security measurements necessary for the NATO Summit, which will affect South East Wales and particularly Cardiff over the same dates, our plans for the conference are having to change. Moving People, Changing Culture can no longer take place on 4-5th September in Cardiff.  We hope to be able to rearrange the event subject to meeting funding obligations. 

Any progress in rearrangement will be posted as soon as possible

Moving People Changing Cultures

Multi-disciplinary perspectives on population mobility and cultural change

4th-5th September 2014

Cardiff University

This multi-disciplinary conference will focus on how the movement of people generates cultural change. From the spread of the first farming communities to modern economic migration, the movement of people has impacted on diverse aspects of culture from economy and settlement to religion and diet. Approaches to the study of this phenomenon and its material, environmental and linguistic traces are diverse. This conference aims to bring together scholars from wide-ranging disciplines to explore different methods and directions in the study of cultural change and to showcase the multifarious ways in which population connectivity alters socio-cultural practices. The chronological and geographical scope of the conference is to be as broad as possible in order to foster interaction between academics from a range of disciplines. We would welcome submissions from archaeologists, historians, classicists, sociologists, theologians and from any other discipline whose research is commensurate with the theme.

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The conference is funded by the British Academy as part of their Early Career Networking Scheme and is being introduced by Professor Alasdair Whittle FBA. The event will also feature a keynote address from Professor Alex Bentley, University of Bristol and will take place on the 4th and 5th of September 2014 at Cardiff University, with a conference dinner on the evening of the 4th.

Proposals for papers (20 minutes in length) and posters should be submitted as an abstract (250 words max) to by the 4th July. Preference will be given to early career researchers, but we would encourage contributions from scholars in all stages of their careers. Travel and accommodation bursaries will be provided for speakers if required and travel bursaries will also be offered for a limited number of students attending the conference.

Conference dates: 4th-5th September 2014

Location: Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Funded by the British Academy

For more information contact Dr Richard Madgwick or Susan Stratton


Other information

Open To: Invitation Only


Sponsored by: Funded by the British Academy