You may remember the SPUHH (Simulating the Past to Understand Human History) event in Barcelona in 2014. It was a satellite to the Social Simulation Conference – an annual gathering of researchers whose models are concerned with complex social systems. This year edition of the SSC is taking place in Rome, September 19-23. The paper abstract deadline is 18th April.
Although there are no sessions dedicated specifically to archaeology this year, this is a great opportunity to get a bit of an insight into what our colleagues [working on humans you can actually talk to because they are not so very dead] are up to. Often you can find many commonalities between their and our problems, models and interpretations. Not to mention, an occasional check on what is going on in the world of social theory is always useful.
Like every year, the conference is followed by a week long summer school in social simulation using NetLogo. For more details see here: http://www.ssc2016.cnr.it/essa-s4/