CHAT 2010: ‘North’
Northern Worlds in Contemporary & Historical Archaeology
November 12-14th, 2010, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Friday, 12th November

Worldviews in the north

2:00 – 2: 10 Welcome Jeff Oliver (University of Aberdeen)
2:10 – 2: 35 “The old Icelandic Adam – along with his sins and bad desires – must be drowned”: Perceptions of a ‘northern race’ during the 19th-century emigration from Iceland to Canada Ágústa Edwald (University of Aberdeen)
2:35 – 3:00 Alchemy, magical thinking and environmental relations in a northern periphery of Europe Vesa-Pekka Herva (University of Oulu)
3:00 – 3:25 The perception of time on both sides of the Arctic circle in the Early Modern period Titta Kallio-Seppä, Tiina Kuokkanen, Risto Nurmi, Anna-Kaisa Salmi, James Symonds, Annemari Tranberg & Timo Ylimaunu (University of Oulu & Univerisity of York)
3:25 – 3: 50 Reclaiming the Northwest Territories - alien wilderness to familiar homeland Jonquil Covello (University of Northern British Columbia)
3:50 – 4: 15 Tea & Coffee
4:15 – 4:40 Native American influences on current archaeological practices in Minnesota Jennifer L.H. Tworzyanski (Minnesota Historical Society)
4:40 – 5:05 Bridging the divide: Prehistoric and historical landscapes in Orkney Daniel Lee (Orkney College)
5:05 – 5:30 A creative process: Reinterpreting the material culture of the Mistissini Cree Francois Guindon (University of Aberdeen)
5: 30 – 6:00 Chair & Discussant Rodney Harrison (Open University)

Saturday, 13th November

Inflections on a contemporary and industrial north

9:00 – 9:25 Industrial ruins in pristine landscapes Þóra Pétursdóttir (University of Tromsø)
9:25 – 9: 50 At the northern periphery of war: An archaeology of second World War remains in northern Finnmark, Norway Henrich Natho (University of Bamberg)
9: 50 – 10:15 The nuclear north: The archaeology of nuclear power and the impact of Sellafield in western Cumbria and the world Vicki Cummings & Dave Robinson (University of Central Lancashire)
10:15 – 10: 40 All my neighbours are ghosts: How the gold in them there hills left the specters in this here valley J. Laliberte (KIAC School of Visual Arts)
10: 40 – 11:10 Tea & Coffee
11:10 – 11:35 Arctic meltdown: Disappearing archaeological sites of the North Pauline Goetz (University of Waterloo)
11:35 – 12:00 Conservation in conflict: Cultures of historic and environmental sustainability in Scotland Angela McClanahan (Edinburgh College of Art)
12:00 – 12: 25 Promoting rural identity and sustained economies through visual art
Cynthia Andrews (University of Ulster)
12: 25 – 1:00 Chair & Discussant Audrey Horning (University of Leicester)

1:00 – 2:30 Lunch

Where’s north?

2:30 – 2:55 North viewed the other way up ,Matt Edgeworth (University of Leicester)
2:55 – 3:20 Desire, difference, and the American south: An archaeology of bric-a-brac consumption and southern identity Paul R. Mullins (Indiana University)
3: 20 – 3:50 Tea & Coffee
3:50 – 4:15 South & north: A relational concept in architectural design Maria Isabel Villac (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie)
4:15 – 4:40 Netley Abbey, the southern shore of a northern isle Sarah May (English Heritage)
4:40 – 5:05 Chair & Discussant Neil Curtis (University of Aberdeen
5: 30 – 7:30 Key Note Address. James McKay Hall, Old King’s College
Professor Tim Ingold: Conversations from the North: Scholars of many disciplines and inhabitants of many places in dialogue with one another, with animals and plants, and with the land

Sunday, 14th November
Cultures of contact

9:00 – 9:25 Converting the Inuit landscape Beatrix Arendt (University of Virginia/Smithsonian Institution)
9:25 – 9: 50 Reconciling past perceptions: Explorers to northwest Greenland and Inughuit hygiene Frederic Dussalt & Allison Bain (University of Laval)
9: 50 – 10:15 Defining the indigenous of the colonial north: Métis culture, between other and us Charlotta Hillerdal (University of Aberdeen)
10:15 – 10: 45 Tea & Coffee
10: 45 – 11:10 Hidden beliefs and cultural identity markers – The changing attitudes towards sacrifice at Sámi sacred sites in northern Finland Tiina Äikäs & Anna-Kaisa Salmi (University of Oulu)
11: 10 – 11:35 From northern village to southern museum: Ulus and paths of cultural exchange Emily Button (Brown University)
11: 35 – 12:00 Chair & Discussant Jeff Oliver (University of Aberdeen)

Segregation, marginality and control

12: 00 – 12:25 Interfaces, areas and peace lines: Archaeological insights into segregation in post-conflict Ireland Laura McAtackney (University College Dublin)
12:25 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 2:25 How were political arenas created ex nihilo in the Early Modern period? The case of Northern Scandinavia c. 1600 triangulated. Thomas Wallerström (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
2:25 – 2:50 Confronting marginality in northern New France: The French colony of Plaisance, Newfoundland. Amanda Crompton (Memorial University)
2:50 – 3:15 Chair & Discussant Karen Milek (University of Aberdeen)

3:15 Closing Remarks & CHAT 2011