Events by Year

All Events 2018

Selected Events

DLCE Workshop

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Historical Linguistics Workshop

Organized by Russell Gray. [more]

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Cross-Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

Our next "Work-in-Progress" seminar featuring: Zandra Fragernäs (DAG), Adam Izdebski (ByzRes), Yunfan Lai (CALC) [more]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Distinguished Lecture by Alicia Sanchez-Mazas: "The intriguing evolution of HLA genes in human populations"

Organized by Johannes Krause [more]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Cross-Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

Our next "Work-in-Progress" seminar featuring: James Fellows Yates (DAG), Chiara Barbieri (DLCE) and Thomas Larsen (DA). [more]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Amy Bogaard: "Recent Explorations of Early Urban Agroecology in Western Eurasia"

Organized by Ayushi Nayak [more]

DA Workshop

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Panga ya Saidi and the Emergence of Cultural Modernity in East Africa

Organisers: Francesco d'Errico & Michael Petraglia [more]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Distinguished Lecture by Tim Cleland: "Bone Proteomics and Paleoproteomics: Method Development and Detecting Diagenesis"


DA Workshop

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Prehistory and Societal Development in Eastern Asia

Organised by Shixia Yang and Michael Petraglia [more]

DA Workshop

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Mosaic of Millet: Adoption of cultigens by pastoral populations in Central and Inner Asia

Organised by Alicia R. Ventresca Miller [more]

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Cross-Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

Our next "Work-in-Progress" seminar featuring: Ricardo Fernandes (DA), Robert Forkel (DLCE), Susanna Sabin (DAG) [more]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Distinguished Lecture by Stephen Shennan: "The First Farmers of Europe: An Evolutionary Perspective"


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8th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (ISBA) 2018

The 8th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (ISBA) took place from 18–21 September 2018 at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. It was organized and chaired by members of the Department of Archaeogenetics of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. [more]

DA Workshop

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Isotope Research in Archaeology

The Stable Isotope Research Group of the Department of Archaeology is hosting a one-day invited workshop on Monday 17th of September that will focus on recent developments and future avenues of isotope research in archaeology. [more]

Max-Planck-Tag am 14. September 2018

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Kneipen-Quiz im Jenaer Paradies

On the occasion of the nationwide Max Planck Day on September 14, 2018, the three Jena Max Planck Institutes are organizing a Flashmob and a Pub Quiz at Paradiescafé. Everybody is very welcome! The event starts at 20:00. (Further information in German) [more]

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MINT-Festival Jena

From 11-13 September 2018, the MINT-Festival Jena will host a science festival around the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (MINT in German: mathematics, informatics/computer science, natural sciences and technology). It offers a colorful program consisting of exciting lectures, hands-on experiments, workshops, offers for career guidance and a student competition. In the foyer of the main university campus, visitors can look forward to an entertaining program that allows them to experience scientific phenomena up close! The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History will be taking part on the third day. [more]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Distinguished Lecture by Joe Salmons: "When People Move, Languages Change: The Origins of German, and of its Speakers"

One of many ways in which language can inform us of the past is through an exploration of which kinds of structural changes in language correlate with which kinds of population movements and contacts. This talk presents case studies through the long history and dialectal diversity of German, from prehistory to the present-day. Defining stages include the Migration Period and the mediaeval expansion into what is now eastern Germany, which was once Slavic-speaking. Different linguistic effects can help diagnose whether there was an abrupt shift from one language to another, or an extended period of contact and broad bilingualism, or where contacts were among speakers of closely related dialects, rather than clearly distinct languages. [more]

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Cross-Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

Our next "Work-in-Progress" seminar featuring: Marieke van de Loosdrecht (DAG), Juliane Bräuer (DLCE) and Jessica Hendy (DA). [more]

Heirloom Microbes Workshop

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

Heirloom Microbes Workshop

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Heirloom Microbes Project: Proteomics Workshop

Proteomics Workshop - May 7-18. Participants: Linyuan Fan, Freddi Scheib, Rodrigo Barquera, Susanna Sabin, Karen Giffin, Betsy Nelson. Instructors: Dr. Christina Warinner, Zandra Fagernäs, Richard Hagan, Ashley Scott, Shevan Wilkin, Maddy Bleasdale. [more]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Identity: Problems in Maya Pre/History

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause / Dr. Christina Warinner [more]

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Cross-Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

The third "Work-in-Progress" seminar featuring: Felix Key (DAG), Joseph Watts (DLCE), and Robert Spengler (DA). [more]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Patterns of Disease in the Roman Empire


DA Talk

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Cultural Innovations in the Middle and Later Stone Age of East Africa: Panga Ya Saïdi, Kenya - Preliminary results

Our knowledge of the cultural innovations associated with the Middle Stone Age (MSA) and the Later Stone Age (LSA) in Africa has significantly increased over the last twenty years, mainly thanks to the excavations carried out in Southern Africa and Morocco. We do not have information of the same quality for Eastern Africa. The archaeological cave site of Panga Ya Saïdi (PYS), in Kenya, offers a great opportunity to address this issue. I will present preliminary results of a joint, multi-authored study of beads, bone tools, engraved bones, and pigment lumps recovered during recent excavation at PYS, and discuss their significance for the emergence and evolution of new cultural practices within the MSA and the LSA of this region. [more]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Distinguished Lecture by Dr. María Martinón-Torres - "The Evolution of Homo sapiens: Asian Perspectives"

Recent discoveries have prompted the necessity to reconsider the weight that Asia may have played in the evolution of modern humans. Simple and linear models to explain the origin and dispersals of H. sapiens seem to be progressively outdated by the new paleoanthropological and archaeological sites. Here I present a general overview of some key fossil samples that place modern humans outside Africa close to 100,000 years ago, increasing the time of overlap with other archaic hominins and posing new questions about the time and pattern of H. sapiens expansion into Asia. Hosts: Michael Petraglia and Nicole Boivin, Department of Archaeology [more]

DA Workshop

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Workshop: International Applications of Archaeological Science

The Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is hosting an intensive, invitation-only, one-week workshop for early career researchers from all over the world, from 13-17 March 2018. [more]

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Cross-Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

The second "Work-in-Progress" seminar featuring: Richard Hagan (DAG), Hiba Babiker (DLCE), and Patrick Roberts (DA). [more]

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Cross-Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

Our inaugural monthly "Work-in-Progress" seminar featuring: Paul Heggarty (DLCE), Monica Tromp (DA) and Cosimo Posth (DAG) [more]

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