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Past matters research futures conference

February 28, 2017

Véronique Forbes, Claire Houmard et Paul Ledger, nos postdoctorants, ont été invités à participer à la conférence “Past Matters – Research Futures” en décembre 2016. Cette rencontre de deux jours, organisée par l’Art and Humanities Research Council et le LabEx “Les Passés dans le Présent”, visait à faire dialoguer et connaître les jeunes chercheurs travaillant sur des projets soutenus par ces institutions. Nous avons ainsi eu l’occasion de présenter dans trois communications différentes les recherches menées sur le site de Nunalleq. Véronique a abordé la question des conflits en s’appuyant sur l’archéoentomologie (‘Commemorating prehistoric warfare through archaeology: the Bow-and-Arrow-Wars at Nunalleq, southwestern Alaska’). Claire a présenté les collaborations entre archéologues et Yup’ik dans un contexte de changement climatique (‘Linking the Past and the Future in Alaska: Community, Policy and Archaeologies of Climate Change’). Paul s’est attaché aux témoignages historiques et archéologiques touchant à la botanique (‘Present and past perceptions of plants in narratives of Yup’ik history’). Bien que répartis sur deux salles différentes, l’ensemble des participants a pu suivre au moins une des présentations sur Nunalleq car les communications étaient synchrones.

 

In December our past and present postdocs, Véronique Forbes, Claire Houmard and Paul Ledger, participated and presented their research at the ‘Past Matters – Research Futures’ conference organised by the AHRC. This two day meeting, hosted at the Royal Society, brought together young researchers from the UK and France working across the AHRC ‘Care for the future’ and LabEx ‘The past in the present’ research themes. Véronique presented her new Marie Curie funded postdoc ‘WARFLY’ through a paper entitled ‘Commemorating prehistoric warfare through archaeology: the Bow-and-Arrow-Wars at Nunalleq, southwestern Alaska’. At the same time Claire and Paul presented their research in a parallel session. Claire’s paper was entitled ‘Linking the Past and the Future in Alaska: Community, Policy and Archaeologies of Climate Change’ while Paul discussed his research on the role of plants at Nunalleq in ‘Present and past perceptions of plants in narratives of Yup’ik history’.

 

Claire and Paul

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  1. Rosemary Pilatti permalink
    March 6, 2017 03:32

    I’d read that paper about the bow/arrow war in Nunallaq. How do I do that? thanks Rose P Nikiski

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