Veranstaltungen (Auswahl)

Raum: Villa V14

Distinguished Lecture von Salima Ikram: "Who Were the Ancient Egyptians, and Where Did They All Come From?"

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

Distinguished Lecture by Felicity Meakins: "Language diversification through the lens of rapid intergenerational change?"

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

New Frontiers in Anthropocene Archaeology

DA Workshop

Distinguished Lecture von Prof. Fiona Marshall: "Ancient herders enriched and restructured African grasslands"

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series
As the world population approaches 8 billion and we are faced with climatic and political uncertainty, global food security is becoming a growing concern. However, humans throughout history and prehistory have faced uncertainty in their food production systems, often in response to political changes, social turmoil, climate change, and/or technological shifts. There are many historical examples of changing political regimes directly effecting which crops farmers plant or the way that crops are cultivated, harvested, and processed. This workshop will discuss reconstructions of ancient food security strategies as a tool to develop practices for future economic sustainability. The study of ancient food security allows us to examine this issue at a chronological scale inaccessible to modern research, and in diverse social, cultural, and political contexts. We are particularly interested in exploring the ecological and social consequences of the transition from traditional agricultural systems, focused on low investment crops to systems dependent on crops of high yield, but high labor and resource input. Often, the transition to high input crops is fueled by cash cropping and ties people into unstable market economies. These economic transitions commonly reshape economic strategies from recruitment of diverse resources to intensification of a narrow suite of foods. These historical food transitions parallel, in many ways, modern shifts from small-scale family farms to large agrobusiness ventures. In this workshop, we seek to develop methods to document if and how people maintained food production under rapidly changing political, ecological, and economic systems. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecture von Alison Beach: "Reading the Remnants: Religious Women and the Material Turn in Medieval History"

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series
Remnants of material culture – from excavated monastery walls to fragments of parchment books discovered in archives – are opening new windows into the everyday lives of medieval religious women. Focusing on the intersection between text and object, this lecture will present evidence for the intellectual and artistic contributions of women to the rapidly changing society of twelfth-century Europe. [mehr]

Resilience, environmental change and society: Perspectives from History and Prehistory

Climate Change and History Research Initiative 2019 Annual Colloquium
Jointly organized by Princeton University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Palaeo-Science and History (PS&H) Independent Research Group (formerly ByzRes) and the Department of Archaeology). [mehr]
Organisiert von Alicia Ventresca Miller. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecture von Katerina Harvati-Papatheodorou: "Neanderthals and early modern humans: New results from the lab and field"

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

Transeurasian millets and beans, language and genes

Eurasia3angle Conference
Interdisziplinäre Konferenz im "Tandemstil". Wir haben 6 Genetiker, 6 Linguisten und 6 Archäologen unter der Bedingung eingeladen, dass sie mit mindestens einem Co-Moderator aus einer anderen Disziplin zusammenarbeiten. Dadurch werden alle Präsentationen wirklich "interdisziplinär", d.h. sie integrieren verschiedene Disziplinen in einem einzigen Beitrag. [mehr]
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