A través del blog MED-MEDL, nos enteramos que ya se pueden presentar propuestas de comunicaciones para el próximo congreso de la EAA, a celebrar el año próximo en Barcelona (del 5 al 8 de septiembre) en su Facultad de Geografía e Historia. Y la temática parece interesante para los veterinarios….
Os dejo la noticia a continuación.
Please find the CfP for the next EAA in Barcelona 5-8 September 2018
below or attached as pdf.
*EAA Barcelona 2018 – 5‐8 September 2018**
**Call for Papers and Posters**
**Deadline: 15 February 2018**
**Re‐thinking medieval and early modern pestilences from a biosocial
perspective: advanced methods and renewed concepts in archaeological
While contagious diseases have affected the human species since its
origins, great medieval epidemics (e.g. plague, leprosy, tuberculosis)
have sparked particular interest for decades. In recent years,
archaeology has played an increasing role in the scientific study of
medieval pestilences, notably by providing reliable data on both the
paleobiology of epidemic victims and their burial treatment. Despite the
various breakthroughs reached by interdisciplinary research, the study
of past epidemics still needs to get improved, particularly through an
integrated analysis of biological and social dimensions of these
diseases, which are closely interrelated. We invite contributions
regarding both recent methodological advances in the retrospective
diagnosis of infectious diseases and the output of archaeological
sciences on social and cultural factors acting in human populations’
adaptability to these diseases.
The session shall address various questions, among which:
– What are the new lines of research and future perspectives in
paleopathological and palaeomicrobiological study of these diseases?
– What information paleobiological data derived from skeletal
assemblages can provide on the epidemiological characteristics of the
– What was the endemicity of diseases in various places, how did they
evolve over time, and how did various diseases competed each other?
– How funerary archaeology and textual sources contributes to reappraise
the history of these diseases (e.g. attitudes towards the victims in
terms of their integration and/or exclusion, depending on the time
period and cultural framework)?
– Which methodological implementation would be desirable in the future
to allow retrospective diagnosis of still poorly-known diseases (e.g.
*Keywords:* Archaeology, Paleomicrobiology, Paleopathology, Medieval,
– Session theme: Theories and methods in archaeological sciences
– Session ID: #413
– Session type: Session, made up of a combination of papers, max. 15
– Dr. Dominique Castex, CNRS, UMR 5199 – PACEA, Université de Bordeaux,
Pessac, France, firstname.lastname@example.org
– Dr. Mark Guillon, Inrap, UMR 5199 – PACEA, Université de Bordeaux,
Pessac, France, email@example.com
– Maria Spyrou, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History,
Jena, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org
– Marcel Keller, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History,
Jena, Germany, email@example.com
– Dr. Sacha Kacki, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, United
*Abstract submission deadline:* *15 February 2018* If you are interested to submit a Paper or Poster proposal, please use
the conference website at
Further information, including registration details, general and
practical information, etc. can be found on the conference website.