|Regimes and Revolutions:
Power, Violence, and Labor in Eurasia Between the Ancient and the Modern
May 1 - May 4, 2008
Hosted by Graduate Students of The University of Chicago Anthropology and Near East Languages and Civilizations Departments
Our goals for the conference are:
1. To examine the instruments of power, the semiotics of legitimation, and the mobilization of labor in the constitution of politics from prehistory to today.
2. To explore the work of power without subsuming it to the domain of governmental institutions.
3. To understand what the picture of authority over the longue durée looks like across Eurasia.
We encourage the attendance of scholars whose research is in regions that have been historically linked to Eurasia: Eastern Europe, the Near East, and East Asia. Most importantly, we strongly urge graduate students to participate.
The University of Chicago Conferences on Eurasian Archaeology bring together graduate students and senior researchers from institutions across North America, Europe, and Asia. Organized and run by the graduate students of the University of Chicago, each conference centers on a theme that is intended to encapsulate a broad set of pressing issues in the field. But the conferences also provide a forum for sharing new data, testing original ideas, and developing cross-cultural conversations that will forward the next decade of research in Eurasia.
Please contact Charles Hartley at firstname.lastname@example.org with any conference related questions.