CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

Biweekly Colloquia: “Struggles for resources in the past: Socio-cultural and environmental perspectives”

Lectures by international invited experts from different disciplines presenting their research on specific topics: Mondays, 4:15 PM, on a biweekly basis. Organised by the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS & the CRC 1266.

Topic of the winter term 2021/22 is “Struggles for resources in the past: Socio-cultural and environmental perspectives”

To give external listeners access to the biweekly colloquia, they will be either in hybrid form or as a virtual event. Audience members who will attend in person must register in advance; due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance is still limited. Online participants can receive access to the Zoom web conferencing system from the Office Teams. Instructions on registering and setting up Zoom for CAU staff can be obtained from the CAU's computer centre website. External colleagues can participate in the Biweekly Colloquia with the free version of Zoom by using the access information sent to them.

The Biweekly Colloquia will take place, as usual, on Mondays from 16.15-17.45 in Leibnizstraße 1 at room 204. The lectures will be streamed live and will be followed by a discussion session between all participants.

Access authorisation: If you would like to access the virtual Biweekly Colloquia or register for the face-to-face event, please contact office@sfb1266.uni-kiel.de or office@roots.uni-kiel.de.

Poster Biweekly Colloquia winter term 2021/22

Biweekly Colloquium: “Feeding Anglo-Saxon England: The Bioarchaeology of an ‘Agricultural Revolution’ ”

Dec 06, 2021 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Virtual Meeting

Prof. Dr. Helena Hamerow  •  School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Feeding Anglo-Saxon England: The Bioarchaeology of an ‘Agricultural Revolution’

The early medieval ‘agricultural revolution’ saw the advent of extensive forms of cereal farming that supported the exceptionally rapid growth of towns, markets and populations. The spread of open-field farming in particular is regarded as one of the transformative changes of the Middle Ages, one that has left a clear mark on the landscape today.  Historians and archaeologists studying these developments in England have had to rely on a few pre-Conquest texts, post-medieval maps and scatters of potsherds associated with manuring when investigating the ‘cerealisation’ of the early medieval countryside. The project ‘Feeding Anglo-Saxon England’ (FeedSax) addresses an ongoing debate regarding the origins and spread of new forms of cereal farming in England between c AD 700-1300 from the perspective of bioarchaeology (plant macrofossils, animal bones, and pollen). This talk presents an overview of some of FeedSax’s results, which constitute direct evidence for the conditions in which medieval crops were grown.

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Biweekly Colloquium: “Conjunctions and Disjunctions in Interpretations of European Iron Age Socio-temporal Meshworks”

Jan 17, 2022 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Virtual Meeting

Prof. Dr. Bettina Arnold  •  Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Conjunctions and Disjunctions in Interpretations of European Iron Age Socio-temporal Meshworks

The archaeological record presents us with a conflated material record of interactions that are the product of horizontal meshworks at several geographic scales simultaneously. In addition to temporalities that reflect potentially different meshworks depending on the archaeological context in question (settlement vs. mortuary deposits, for example), these interactions were engaged in by actors belonging to different social categories based on age, gender, role and status. While some individuals may have moved vertically between these layers of relational systems most did not and yet we analyze the material traces of the interactions that occurred in Iron Age contexts as though they occurred within a single relational plane. Based on the extensive data sets and new methodologies now available to us it has become clear that interaction and mobility patterns were differentiated along several different axes geographically, temporally and socially. We must find ways of distinguishing between these conjunctive and disjunctive planes to develop a more complete picture of the various modes of early Iron Age communication and interaction. It should be possible to develop a more nuanced approach to this interpretive challenge with specific reference to the still emerging and by now quite extensive mortuary evidence from the West Hallstatt area, which will serve as the case study for this presentation.

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Biweekly Colloquium: “Things and Monuments as Resources of Sociality. On Social Transformations in Etruria and the Magna Graecia in the First Millennium BC”

Jan 31, 2022 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Virtual Meeting

Dr. Beat Schweizer  •  Institute of Classical Archaeology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Things and Monuments as Resources of Sociality. On Social Transformations in Etruria and the Magna Graecia in the First Millennium BC

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