CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation



November 13, 2017

International Workshop: “Detecting and explaining technological innovation in prehistoric Europe” November 23-24 at Kiel University

Detecting and explaining technological innovation in prehistoric EuropeDr. Michela Spataro, scientist at the British Museum and current CRC 1266 Mercator Fellow of subproject F5 “Social Dimensions of Technological Change” invites interested parties to attending an international workshop taking place at Kiel University November 23-24. In the scope of „Detecting and explaining technological innovations in prehistoric Europe“, specialists from different disciplines will talk about social matters of technological transformations from a diachronic perspective. Presenting case studies from across the globe, the contributions will discuss changes in the chaîne opératoire of artefacts: origin, initial appearance, adoption and diffusion.

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Dr Michela Spataro
Mercator Fellow
Social Dimension of Technological Change
CRC1266, Kiel University

November 13, 2017

”Steinzeit Live” at the Arche Warder Animal Park

Roasting hazelnutsTogether with colleagues from the Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ and the Institut für Ur- und Fruhgeschichte, the F3 project took part in the Steinzeit Live event at the Arche Warder Animal Park on 8 October. The youngest of the visitors had fun using stones to crack hazelnuts that we roasted on the spot, and learning about different plants that we find in archaeobotanical records.

November 3, 2017

Public Lecture: Subproject C1 Excavations in Brodersby-Schönhagen 

Under the leadership of Dr. Jan Piet Brozio, subproject C1 excavated a Neolithic settlement site in Brodersby-Schönhagen in September 2017. Due to its dating to the Middle and Late Neolithic transitional phase, the site is of special interest in terms of socio-economic transformations in this spatial and temporal setting. In his lecture, Brozio will present first results. It takes place at 5 p.m. at the „Tourist-Information Schönhagen“. Interested parties are welome to attend! 

November 2, 2017

CRC 1266-Equality agent at AGE-workshop ”Gender and chance in Archaeology” in Lisbon 

Gender Workshop LisbonOn Invitation of Portuguese female archaeologists a workshop of the working group “Archaeology and gender in Europe” (EAGE) of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) took place at Lisboa University on 19th and 20th October 2017 to boost gender studies in Portugese Archaeology. More than 30 participants from eight European countries discussed critically where the relationships between gender and change can be considered both in contemporary archaeology and in the past. Main question was if and how gender archaeology has changed archaeology in the last 25 years.
Julia K. Koch, equality agent of the CRC 1266, presented the status quo of Gender Archaeology in third party funded research clusters in Germany. She showed how measures of research policy can chance and influence the frames and working conditions in projects and research institutions. 

October 27, 2017

ICE Johanna Mestorf: The Deutsche Bahn AG Chooses the First German Female Professor of Archaeology as a Name Giver for a New Train 

ICE   Johanna Mestorf

The Deutsche Bahn AG intends to name an ICE of the newest generation after the notable archaeologist Johanna Mestorf (1828–1909). At Kiel University in 1899, Mestorf was appointed as the first female honorary professor of Prussia. 

Within the scope of a nationwide search for the names of 100 new ICE-4 trains, the Deutsche Bahn AG received more than 2500 suggestions, from which a jury selected 100 historic personalities. The Deutsche Bahn is planning to put the 100 new ICE-4 trains into service by 2023. After a review of the name rights, it will christen the new trains with the selected names. On the initiative of Dr. Julia Katharina Koch (CAU Kiel), a number of persons from the university, among them Prof. Claus von Carnap-Bornheim (Schleswig) and Prof. Johannes Müller (Kiel), as well as persons from public life, including the Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, campaigned for Mestorf, who was born more than 110 years ago in Bramstedt. 

Still largely unknown to the public, Johanna Mestorf was one of the first female directors of a museum in Preußen at that time. She influenced archaeological research in Germany and Scandinavia through numerous excavations and publications. Johanna Mestorf is the name giver of the Johanna Mestorf Academy (JMA), which supports the Cluster proposal “ROOTS – Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies” under the direction of Prof. Johannes Müller within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German Research Foundation (DFG). 

“This is a unique project of the German Bahn. Thus, we have the opportunity to transport the name of Johanna Mestorf beyond Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein. Posthumously, she will become an ambassador of science and equal rights for women in society”, stated Prof. von Carnap-Bornheim and Prof. Müller enthusiastically. 

The Kiel-Schleswig Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1266 “Scales of Transformation” investigates human-environmental interactions in prehistoric and archaic societies and is part of the JMA, which is a central institution of Kiel University for the promotion of interdisciplinary research and teaching in the fields of social and environmental change. At the CRC 1266, Dr. Julia Katharina Koch is involved with equality issues.

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October 23, 2017

Archäologische Kolloquium - Tijana Stanković-Pešterac, Novi Sad: „Implementation of geoelectrical research in archaeology: the site of Bordoš as the case study”

On Monday, October 23, Tijana Stanković-Pešterac from the Serbian National Museum of Vojvdina gives a lecture at the Archaeological Colloquium. In her talk she will focus on multidisciplinary investigations of the Neolithic settlement site Bordš, Serbia. She will present results gained from the application of new geoelectric methods. The lecture will be held in English.

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October 23, 2017

„Auf den Spuren bronzezeitlicher Gemeinschaften in Nord- und Mitteleuropa“ – Lecture by Jutta Kneisel at the AGSH

The „Archäologische Gesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein e.V.“ (AGSH) invites to their lecture series taking place at the Archäologisches Landesamt Schlewsig-Holstein in Schleswig and at the Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology at Kiel University. On Wednesday, October 25, CRC 1266 researcher Jutta Kneisel discusses Bronze Age phenomenon in the socio-cultural context of Northern Europe. In her talk, she will present results from different archaeological sites in Schleswig-Holstein and Poland.

Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Johanna-Mestorf-Str. 4 , Johanna-Mestorf-Hörsaal

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