Yearly Archives: 2017


Deploying the Dead II: Dead Bodies and Social Transformations – Call for Papers

Estella Weiss-Krejci Sebastian Becker Ladislav Šmejda This session is the second part of “Deploying the Dead” which was successfully launched at last year’s EAA in Maastricht. It explores the question of how the bodies of the long-dead and the material [...]

Progress of the DEEPDEAD project featured recently in European media

  Ladislav Smejda was recently interviewed by Deutschlandfunk a German Radio station which was an exciting way to let the wider public know about wider ecological implications of the Research Project. The interview discusses how death can be both helpful [...]

The DEEPDEAD session at the EAA’s annual conference in Maastricht: a summary

By Sebastian Becker Maastricht is surely known as one of Europe’s most sought after tourist destinations, but this summer it also became a meeting point for archaeologists from Europe and beyond. The occasion was the annual conference of the European [...]

St. Servatius and the Saxons (again)

By Miriam Edlich-Muth Recently I attended the ‘Parchment, Paper and Pixels’ conference in Maastricht. Set under the glorious arches of the former Franciscan monastery that houses the Regional Historical Centre of Limburg the topics of the conference skirted both the [...]

When the Dead Don’t Exist, They Must Be Invented: Thoughts on the Massacre at Bowling Green

Do you remember the Bowling Green Massacre? This mysterious atrocity was introduced to the world by Presidential Counselor Kellyanne Conway in an interview on Thursday 2 February. Justifying Trump’s immigration ban, Conway reminded us that “two Iraqis came here to [...]