(Conference session organisation) The archaeology and heritage of absence

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Absence is a fundamental concept in both archaeology and cultural heritage studies, but one that has not received the concerted critical attention that it deserves. Our ambition for this session is to lay the groundwork for a more focused conversation about absence and absences across these two fields. This might include the role of absence in epistemologies and knowledge-making practices; typologies of material and immaterial absences; and explorations of allied concepts such as loss, destruction, forgetting, and decay.
Period17 Dec 2022
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • absence
  • presence
  • archaeology
  • heritage