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The first ?Hasluck? conference took the life and works of  F.W. Hasluck

as the starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of the peoples

and cultures of south-east Europe looking at such issues as the

place of the remains of the past in the present, the ethnography of

the region, nationalism and heritage, western excavation, the schools

and institutes abroad, the careers and personalities associated

with research in the area, cultural continuities, and conversion and

shared religious monuments.

Since that conference, there have been number of enquiries as to when the

next event may be held.  Emboldened by this, the organisers have resolved

to hold a second such event, which will aim to build upon the first,

and provide at the same time a further body of published material to

complement the first?s proceedings.

The location for the second conference will be once more the University

of Wales Gregynog, a beautiful converted country house in the heart of the

Welsh countryside. The conference committee consists likewise of Mr Keith

Hopwood (University of Wales Lampeter), Professor Stephen Mitchell

(University of Exeter), and Dr David Shankland (University of Bristol).

In general, the areas covered by the conference remain that same:

that is, 'personalities'; the schools abroad'; 'ethnography and the

Alevi-Bektashis';  'syncretism and conversion';  'travellers, empire

and nation'; and 'archaeology, heritage and ideology'. The Committee

do not wish to anticipate the papers that may be offered, but it is hoped

more specifically that there may be panels as outlined below. In terms of

content, new archival or field research is welcome, as is wider synthesis:

A)  The Life and Work of F. W. Hasluck, and of his wife, Mrs M. Hasluck,

including figures active or influential in their circle: for instance

Anderson, Bosanquet, Finlay, Halliday, Harrison, Hogarth, Myres, Penrose,

Tod, Woodward.

B)  The Schools and Institutes abroad: for instance, the Russian Institute

in Istanbul, the British School at Athens, the German Archaeological

Service abroad (particularly but not only in Athens and Istanbul),

the Foreign Schools in their wider Mediterranean context, and so on.

C)  Ramsay and Epigraphic Research in Anatolia: the work, theories

and life of Ramsay, including consideration of his successors and

predecessors, such as Hamilton.

D)  Archaeology and Archaeologists in the Ottoman Empire, whether

?official?, (such as Hamdi Bey); ?free-lance? (such as Van Lennup),

or from the West (such as Newton).

E)  The ethnography of the region in general, but especially the

heterodox groups such the Alevis, Bektashis, Yezidis, or Pomaks,

their geographical distribution and their present circumstances.

F)  Heritage and the creation of culture in diverse regional contexts:

that is, the relationship between nationalism, archaeology and heritage,

and whether systematic patterns or local divergences may be observed

in this complex relationship across the region.

G)  Cultural continuities, including, as well as continuities,

issues surrounding culture, conflict and conversion, and the way that

social breakdown may impact upon hitherto shared aspects of culture,

such as shrines or religious monuments.

H)  Ethnographic researches particularly into contemporary understandings

of the remains of the past in the region, and possible distinctions that

may be made between individual and collective memory.

I)  The establishment of modern disciplinary boundaries, such as the

reform of the Cambridge Tripos in the late nineteenth century, or

the emergence of social anthropology and its split from archaeology,

and implications for our research.

The Committee would like to emphasise that there is no disciplinary

restriction, and no insistence upon any one historical (or pre-historical

period). They also welcome proposals for topics within the overall spirit

of the event that may not be covered by the above. In the first instance,

those who would like to take part are invited to forward a proposed title

and abstract of 150 words, along with their name and contact address, to

DShankland1@yahoo.co.uk and D.P.Shankland@Bristol.ac.uk. Any member of the

Committee would also naturally be delighted to answer informal enquiries.

It is intended that the conference proceedings be published, edited

jointly by Shankland and Hopwood.

For the record, the formal details of the first volumes to appear are

as follows

Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia:

the Life and Times of F.W. Hasluck 1878-1920. Edited by D.  Shankland,

2 Volumes, pp 401, pp 495. Istanbul, Isis Press, ISBN 975-428-280-3.

Price (for both volumes together $90, postage $20).

Copies may be ordered directly from Isis Press by fax (0090 216 321 8666),

telephone (0090 216 3213851) or e-mail (isis@tnn.net).

Dr David Shankland,

Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol,

Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

43 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UU

Tel: 0044 (0)117 954 6073 (Direct line)

Fax: 0044 (0)117 954 6001