24th European Maya Conference: Cracow, Poland

Contact and Conquest in the Maya World and Beyond

Call for Papers

deadline : 01 june 2019

The Call for Papers for the EMC in Cracow is now open.

Hosted by the Institute of Archaeology of Jagiellonian University in Cracow, the major theme of this year’s EMC will be contact and conquest as well as  colonization in the broadest sense of the words. By this we would like to refer to the events from 500 years ago, since the start of the conquest of Mexico – the colonization and collision of cultures from the early 16th century onwards, the changes it brought about and the dawn of globalization. Our primary concern will be the Maya area and Mesoamerica as a whole, although comparative perspectives are also invited. As such, papers concerning the interaction between different Mesoamerican societies and cultures before and after the conquest are also welcome.

We would like to address these main concepts – contact, conquest and colonization from a multitude of angles, considering what happens when cultures, people, ideas, ideologies, and products meet or when one culture/society conquests another and dominates it. Our intention is that the papers presented during the Cracow EMC will account for diverse fields and topics, including: archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, epigraphy, iconography, biology, genetics, ecology, history, political studies, and foodways.

Submission of abstracts

The Wayeb Conference Board invites the submission of abstracts concerning the conference theme Contact and Conquest in the Maya World and Beyond presented above under the headline Call for Papers. Submissions from a variety of perspectives and sub-disciplines of Maya and Mesoamerican Studies are encouraged. Presentations in English and Spanish will be accepted. Abstracts may not exceed 250 words.

Contributions of authors who submit more than one abstract including co-authored papers will not be considered and co-authorship needs to be indicated upon submission.

Please submit in electronic format (e.g., Word) in the following order:

  1. Author’s name and affiliation
  2. Address, phone number, and email address
  3. Title of paper
  4. Abstract

Please submit your full application to callforpapers@wayeb.org

The abstracts will be forwarded without the author’s particulars to an anonymous Review Committee that will be selected by the Wayeb Conference Board. Therefore it is imperative that submissions are ONLY made to the above address. Submissions may not be made to conference organisers nor any other members of Wayeb. Submissions sent to any address than the above will be immediately disqualified.

Deadline for the Call for papers is June 1st, 2019.

For more information, please contact the Wayeb Conference Board ConferenceBoard@wayeb.org


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