GENDER AND MATERIAL CULTURE
from prehistory to the present
CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference will be held at the University of Exeter, from 4th- 6th. July 1994. It will focus on the approaches which can be used to study gender and material culture from the full range of periods since prehistoric times, and will bring together archaeologists, historians and, we hope, museum curators, in a unique opportunity to compare approaches and ideas. To indicate the scope of the conference here are some examples of the subjects of papers offered: prehistoric rock art, classical textiles, town planning, grave effigies, and tupperware! We have speakers coming from North America and Europe. All the papers will highlight methodological problems, but case studies can be used to illustrate the issues. The following list shows the range of themes considered.
Material culture production Accumulation and Consumption Exchange and Trade Transmission of possessions Transmission and control of skills knowledge Image and Gender Identity Food and diet Clothing and fashion Display and ornament Gender and spatial constructs Gender and technology
We think this will be an exciting conference and would like to hear from any one who would like either to offer a paper (send an abstract of 250 words immediately) or to attend the conference.
Dr. Linda Hurcombe (0392) 264345
Dr Moira Donald (0392) 264318
Dept. of History & Archaeology,
University of Exeter,
Exeter EX4 4QH,
Fax: 0392 264377
Electronic Antiquity Vol. 1 Issue 6 - November 1993 edited by Peter Toohey and Ian Worthington firstname.lastname@example.org ISSN 1320-3606