New Methods in History and Archaeology

  • Start: May 27, 2016
  • End: May 28, 2016
  • Speaker: Prof. Patrick J. Geary
  • Location: MPI SHH Jena
  • Host: MPI for the Science of Human History
New Methods in History and Archaeology
WORKSHOP FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS AND RECENT PHDS IN HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGYProfessors Russell Gray and Johannes Krause, Directors of the newly-established Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, along with Professor Patrick Geary of the Institute for Advanced Study, invite German doctoral students and recent PhDs (within five years of degree) in history and archaeology to apply to attend a two-day workshop May 27-28 to learn more about the Institute and how the sciences of genetic sequencing, bioinformatics, language documentation, and phylogeography can be integrated into their historical research.The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History conducts basic research in modern analytical methods with the aim of bridging the gap between history and natural sciences. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize young scholars from the humanities and social sciences with the innovative methodologies being developed at the Institute and to begin a dialogue with them about how collaboration across disciplines can contribute to their research and begin to resolve long-standing questions about human history that were previously deemed difficult or even completely intractable. During the workshop, the Directors and their research teams will introduce the spectrum of research methods and projects currently being pursued at the Institute. Participants will then present their research topics and the MPI staff and workshop participants will enter a discussion of how individuals’ research could be aided by the analytical methods pursued at the Institute.The workshop is open to all areas, periods, and regions of historical and archaeological research. Candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a short (one-page) description of their current research project, a curriculum vitae, and one supporting letter to Professor Geary: Deadline for applications is March 1, 2016. Participation is limited to twenty. All costs of travel, accommodation, and meals will be covered by the Humboldt Foundation’s Anneliese Maier Research Prize previously awarded to Professor Geary. For further information contact Professor Geary:
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