CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

International Workshop

Gender transformations in prehistoric and archaic societies, 8–10 March 2018 

International Workshop

How can changes in social gender roles and identities be recognized in archaeological features? In what cultural context is the identity of prehistoric people defined by gender? These and other questions were discussed intensively for prehistoric and archaic societies between the last foragers and the beginning of urbanisation in Europe during the international workshop "Gender Transformations" from 8 to 10 March 2018 by 70 colleagues from 16 countries across the globe. In addition, the access to and conditions of field work since the 19th century has been addressed from a gender-sensitive perspective, as it is one of the core activities in archaeological subjects that influences all other research directions and questions. After the foreword by Dr. Iris Werner, Head of the Central Office for Gender Equality, Diversity & Family and Commissioner for Gender Equality at Kiel University, and Prof. Dr. Wiebke Kirleis, co-speaker of the CRC 1266, the keynote lectures were given by Prof. Dr. Marie Louise Stig Sørensen, University of Cambridge, and Dr. Jutta Stroszeck, DAI Athens. The conference was able to take stock of the current status of archaeological gender research in Europe and to stimulate the development of new gender-sensitive research.

Julia Katharina Koch and Wiebke Kirleis (eds), Gender Transformations in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies. Scales of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies 6 (Leiden 2019). Buy or read online here Sidestone

7. March 2018  Arrival, in the evening first come together
8. March 2018  Sessions: "Gendering fieldwork; tracing gender transformation"; in the evening workshop dinner
9. March 2018 Sessions: "Tracing gender transformation; gendering and shaping environment"
10 March 2018 Sessions: "Gendering and shaping environment; final discussion"; in the afternoon excursion to  Steinzeitpark Dithmarschen 

Venue: Kiel University, Olshausenstrasse 75 (Hans-Heinrich-Driftmann-Hörsaal), 24118 Kiel, Germany

Social media: for tweets, photos and posts can be used the hashtags #GenderArch @sfb1266

Experience report of the swiss students in the Blog Anarchaeologie

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