International Conference on “Great Migrations in Ancient Asia Minor: Circulation, Exchange and Social Transformation”

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 10:00am to Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Mehrdad Shabahang, m.shabahang@unesco.org

UNESCO will organize an International Conference on “Great Migrations in Ancient Asia Minor: Circulation, Exchange and Social Transformation” at its Headquarters in Paris, Room IX, on 29 and 30 November 2016.

This international conference, which will bring together prominent scholars from different regions, aims at reviewing the history of migration and settlement in the region of “Asia Minor” in the light of recent scientific research.

This Conference is part of a series of meetings on the theme of Great Migrations of Early History of Humankind held in several regions of the world under UNESCO auspices with the generous financial support of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

It will notably review the processes of migration and settlement in this particular region; address the emergence of various writings and signs; explore the relations between technological diffusion and migration; and reflect on how the writing of historical narrations can contribute to improve intercultural dialogue.

This meeting will directly contribute to the 2017 World Humanities Conference, co-organized by the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) in partnership with UNESCO as well as the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022).