ARCHIVE (2019-2020)

This page shows what had been published at the end of 2019 and at the beginning of 2020, when the 12th IMPR had to take place in September 2020. This information is therefore no longer valid. 

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SESSIONS

1) Phytolith morphology, nomenclature, taxonomy and morphometry

The session “Phytoliths morphology, nomenclature, taxonomy and morphometry” welcomes contributions in the study of phytolith taxonomy, including the application of the ICPN 2.0. Within the session we look also for studies that enhance interpretations based on phytolith morphometric advances besides morphological characteristics.

2) Phytoliths as a proxy for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction

Within this session “Phytoliths as a proxy for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction” contributions are welcome that use phytoliths by themselves thogether with other proxies, for palaeoecological reconstruction of past environments and vegetation history.

3) Phytoliths in integrated archaeobotanical and ethnoarchaeological studies

The session “Phytoliths in integrated archaeobotanical and ethnoarchaeological studies” is dedicated to the application of phytoliths in archaeological contexts and materials. Contributions that show comparison of the phytolith record with the records from other archaeobotanical materials (starch, macrofossils, charcoal, pollen and NPPs, plant biomarkers), as well as with archaeological and ethnographic insights, are particularly welcome.

4) Phytoliths in geoarchaeology and micromorphology

In the session “Phytoliths in geoarchaeology and micromorphology” we look for contributions that present the application of phytolith analysis in micromorphology. In addition, issues of phytolith taphonomy and deposit formation influencing the phytolith record are welcome. A microscopy workshop related to this session will be also organised.

5) Phytolith formation, quantification and role in modern plants

Studies on the processes of phytoliths formation and on taphonomy through experimental approaches and modern reference collections are at the core of the session “Phytoliths formation, quantification and role in modern plants”.

6) Phytoliths and the biogeochemical cycles of silicon and carbon

The session “Phytoliths and the biogeochemical cycles of silicon and carbon" welcomes studies of biogeochemical components within phytoliths and the application of isotopic analysis and radiocarbon dating based on the phytolith records.

 

REGISTRATION

To register please download the registraton form (pdf) from the following link:

Registration form

Compile the registration form and send it, together with the proof of payment, to 12impr@email.uni-kiel.de

The conference fee includes book of abstracts, conference bag, lunch break and refreshments during coffe-breaks and ice-breaker.

For early bird registration, the deadline for payment is the 15th of May 2020 (included).

Conference rates (price before / after 15.05.2020):

  • Full, country A: 180€ / 200€ 
  • Reduced for students, country A: 150€ / 170€ 
  • Full, country B: 100€ / 120€
  • Reduced for students, country B: 80€ / 100€
  • Reduction for IPS members (with updated membership for year 2020): 30€ discount on the abovementioned categories

Extra rates:

  • Conference dinner: 40€
  • Excursion: 30€
  • Accompanying person (price per day): 25€

Country categories

Country categories for the fee are based on the place of work, of study or of residence, rather than nationality.
A: Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR (China), Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Rep., Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao SAR (China), Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Saint-Maarten (Dutch part), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City.
B: any other country not listed in A category

Payment

Payment is possible via bank transfer only. Payment in cash will be possible on the day of the conference (please in this case contact the office first). 
Payment must be transferred to the following account:

Account holder: Finanzministerium S.-H.-Landeskasse
Bank: Bundesbank Hamburg 
IBAN: DE82 2000 0000 0020 2015 77
BIC-code: MARKDEF1200
IMPORTANT! Please specify as reason for payment: “Phytolith Meeting” and your name

Travel grants

To support the participation of young scholars and of researchers from emergent countries, some travel grants of 300€ are available for presenting authors.
Elegible candidates are master students and PhD students (countries A, B), as well as postdoctoral researchers (countries B). 
The grant can be used to pay the conference fee, travel expenses and accommodation connected with the workshop (excluding the conference dinner). Application for the travel grant is possible only for presenting participants via the abstract form until the 15th of May 2020. Communication about the travel grants will be given to applicants after abstract acceptance, indicatively by the 15th of June 2020

Childcare

We offer childcare for workshop participants. Please indicate your interest in the registration form. We will get in touch for details.

Cancellation

Cancellations received before 15.06.2020: full refund
Cancellations between 16.06 – 15.07.2020: full refund less € 30 handling fee
No refund for cancellations from 16.07.2020 onwards.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

We welcome oral and poster presentations. Abstracts for papers or posters addressing one or more of the six sessions can be submitted until the 15th of May 2020. Acceptance notifications will be sent by the 15th of June 2020

To submit, please download the form (pdf) available in the link: abstract form.

Workshop language is English. Abstracts should be of max. 250 words. In case of multiple authors, please add an asterisk (*) after the name of the corresponding author.

If you would like to give more than one contribution, please submit one abstarct form for each contribution.

Please compile and send your abstract(s) to 12impr@email.uni-kiel.de

Sessions

  • Session 1: Phytolith morphology, nomenclature, taxonomy and morphometry
  • Session 2: Phytoliths as a proxy for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Session 3: Phytoliths in integrated archaeobotanical and ethnoarchaeological studies
  • Session 4: Phytoliths in geoarchaeology and soil micromorphology
  • Session 5: Phytolith formation, quantification and role in modern plants
  • Session 6: Phytoliths and the biogeochemical cycles of silicon and carbon 
  • Microscopy session: Phytoliths in soil thin sections

You will find more information about the sessions under the tab Sessions.

Talks and posters 

Indicatively, the oral presentations may last max. 15 minutes (incl. discussion). Key-note presentations may last 30 minutes (incl. discussion).

For posters, only portait format is allowed for a maximal size within din A0 (width 841 mm x height 1189 mm / width 33.1 x height 46.8 in). 

If there are too many applications, the organisers reserve the right to suggest a change from required talks to posters.


We are looking forward to meeting you in Kiel!

 

Organising and scientific committees

 

Local organisers

  • Marta Dal Corso (contact person)
    Department of Environmental Archaeology/Archaeobotany/Palynology, Institute of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel University (Germany)
  • Jingping An
    Department of Environmental Archaeology/Archaeobotany, Institute of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel University (Germany)
  • Wiebke Kirleis
    Department of Environmental Archaeology/Archaeobotany/Palynology, Institute of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel University (Germany)
  • Walter Dörfler
    Department of Environmental Archaeology/Archaeobotany/Palynology, Institute of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel University (Germany)
  • Stefan Dreibrodt
    Department of Geoarchaeology, Institute for Ecosystem Research, Kiel University (Germany)
  • Svetlana Kamunheva-Wendt
    Department of Geoarchaeology, Institute for Ecosystem Research, Kiel University (Germany)

 

Organisers from external institutions

  • Welmoed Out
    Dept. of Archaeological Science and Conservation, Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus (Denmark)
  • Ákos Petö
    Department of Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology, Institute of Nature Conservation and Landscape Management, Szent István University (Hungary)
  • Luc Vrydaghs
    Maritime Cultures Research Institute (MARI), Department of Art Studies and Archaeology, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Ana Polo Diaz
    Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK

 

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  • Janine Cordts
    Graphic Department, Institute of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel University (Germany)

 

Local Office

  • Yasmin Dannath
    Project Coordinator Botanical Platform, Excellence Cluster ROOTS, Kiel University (Germany)
  • Angelika Hoffmann
    Office, Johanna Mestorf Academy, Kiel University (Germany)
  • Ann-Katrin Walther 

       Office, Cluster ROOTS, Kiel University (Germany)

 

Venue

Hans-Heinrich-Driftmann-Hörsaal
Christian-Albrechts-Universität
Olshausenstrasse 75,
D-24118 Kiel, Germany


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