The general participant registration fee has been reduced to $150 and the student registration fee is $100 which includes the cost of meals and receptions.
Many disciplines including Sociology, Demography, Geography, Architecture and Urban Planning, Economics, Anthropology, and History are increasingly interested in "urbanism," particularly since much of the world is being converted into cities and vast metropolitan areas. A diverse group of scholars, who have employed different methods and a wide array of perspectives in their study of early cities, are featured at the Arthur M. Sackler colloquium "Early Cities: New Perspectives on Pre-Industrial Urbanism" scheduled for May 18-20, 2005 at the National Academies Building in Washington, D.C.
The ten archaeological case studies will be discussed by a group of distinguished scholars from fields such as geography, economics, urban planning, architecture, and environmental psychology. All 10 case studies will be accompanied by slides.
To facilitate the participation of younger anthropologists and social scientists, a number of travel grants will be available for graduate students and postdocs to help subsidize their travel to the conference.
For more information or to register for the colloquium, please go to the following web address or email us at the address provided below.
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