October 14-16 2020

DEAD, MISSING and FORGOTTEN

THe second international conference on the

Multidisciplinary Research of Modern Conflicts

Dear Colleagues! 

Unfortunately, the pandemic of COVID-19 has affected the organisation of the conference Dead, Missing and Forgotten, scheduled for October 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference will be postponed to 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience that this decision may contribute, however everyone’s health and safety is a priority and we wish that the future conference would be attended by a large number of participants from different countries, which is not possible in the current situation. However, please be assured that a new date for the event will be announced as soon as possible. Sincerely, MRMC20 organisers

Seventy-five years have passed since the end of the Second World War – a conflict that resulted in mass destruction on a scale never before witnessed in human history. Millions of wounded, dead and missing soldiers and civilians have scarred entire communities and nations in a global trauma, which burned itself into individual and collective memory. Across the whole twentieth century, more than 120 million human lives were lost to war, although the exact numbers will remain unknown forever. The search for and identification of the fallen and missing is a tragic and enduring legacy of modern conflicts. In this endeavour, cooperation between different scientific fields is crucial, as it leads towards more rapid and precise work that can have significant influence on individuals, families and communities, especially after searches, which can last years and decades.

With the second international conference on multidisciplinary research of modern conflicts, to be held in Slovenia, we would like to revive a memory of the dead, missing and forgotten participants of twentieth and twenty-first century conflicts. We welcome researchers from different scientific fields, especially archaeology, anthropology, forensics, history, geography, ethnology, heritage studies, museology, and others, to join with us to explore new and challenging research topics. Presentations should focus on different aspects and research concerning the following: cemeteries, gravesites, the dead, the missing and the forgotten; research perspectives can be from field and laboratory, archives, material culture analysis, memory and other material or intangible heritage studies. A poster section will also be included. Learn more.

IMportant dates

The authors will receive notification of acceptance no later than 15 th July 2020.

15 June 2020

Deadline for submission of presentation titles and abstracts.

10 September 2020

Deadline for submission of poster titles and abstracts.

15 September 2020

Registration deadline.

20 September 2020

Payment deadline.

MRMC20

CONFERENCE DATES

OCT

14

2020

conference at the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana.

MRMC20

Ljubljana, slovenia

OCT

15

2020

conference at the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana.

MRMC20

Ljubljana, slovenia

OCT

16

2020

Field trip to Park of Military History Pivka

MRMC20

Pivka, slovenia

PRESENTATIONS

The main topics are:
– Field surveys of gravesites, cemeteries, landscapes of conflicts, memory and death,
– multidisciplinary research of the deceased and sites of war related crimes,
– modern research tools (“from ALS to DNA”),
– anthropological approaches towards the dead, missing and forgotten individuals and
groups of people,
– historical sources research,
– documentation, evaluation, interpretation, preservation and management of sites,
memory and heritage of the dead, missing and forgotten individuals and groups of
people.

The 20 minutes long presentations should be prepared in English and accompanied by a
PowerPoint presentation. Posters should be printed in 70 × 100 centimetres format.
Application forms for visitors and participants, titles and abstracts of presentations and posters
(300 words) written in English should be sent to: mrmc.slovenia@gmail.com

CONTACT US

mrmc.slovenia@gmail.com

Conference is supported by: