EVENTS

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5 October 2022, Princeton, United States of America

HistoGenes Seminar - Environmental History Lab, Princeton University

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, there will be a seminar on our project as part of the Environmental History Lab at Princeton University. Our researchers Patrick Geary, Krishna Veeramah, István Koncz, Yijie Tian and Deven Vyas will talk about the HistoGenes project.

Attendance is possible by Zoom (via registration) or in-person.

 

You can download the program here.

For more information on this event, please visit ehl.princeton.edu or email envhistlab@princeton.edu

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31 August - 3 September 2022, Budapest, Hungary

HistoGenes at the 28th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting

 

Members of the HistoGenes team will be present at the 28th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting from 31 August to 3 September 2022 in Budapest, Hungary.

https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2022

Session #339:
Bendeguz Tobias, Paul Klostermann: "More than Just Bones” - Understanding Past Human Adaption and Behaviour through the Study of Human Remains

https://submissions.e-a-a.org/eaa2022/sessions/overview/preview.php?id=339

Session #371:
Organiser Tivadar Vida, Co-organisers: Zuzana Hofmanová, István Koncz, Anna Szécsényi-Nagy, Corina Knipper: Population History and Community Formation in Early Medieval East-Central Europe: Integrating Genetic, Isotopic, Archaeological and Historical Perspectives

https://submissions.e-a-a.org/eaa2022/sessions/overview/preview.php?id=371

You can download the final program of Session #371 here.

 

25-29 August 2022, Vilnius, Lithuania

HistoGenes at the 23rd Paleopathology Association European Meeting

 

Members of the HistoGenes team will be present at the 23rd Paleopathology Association European Meeting on 25-29 August 2022 at Vilnius, Lithuania.

Doris Pany-Kucera will give an online poster presentation on "Physical burdens in an Avar period cemetery from Leobersdorf, Austria" on 27 August.

On 28 August Paul Klostermann will present the poster "Indicators of physical activity in Early Medieval individuals buried with archery artifacts from Vienna, Austria."

For further information please see the conference website here!

 

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5 July 2022, 11.15 - 12.45, University of Leeds 

Second session of HistoGenes at the IMC 2022

 

TUESDAY 05 JULY 2022: 11.15-12.45

Session: 601, Esther Simpson Building: LG08

Title: INTEGRATING GENETIC, ARCHAEOLOGICAL, AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON EASTERN CENTRAL EUROPE, 400-900 (HISTOGENES), II: STEPPE PEOPLES BETWEEN THE LOCAL AND THE GLOBAL

 

Moderator: Walter Pohl

➢ Bendeguz Tobias, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien “Living on the Edge of the Avar Empire: Archaeological Perspectives”

➢ Doris Pany-Kucera, Anthropologische Abteilung, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien “Living on the Edge of the Avar Empire: Anthropological Perspectives”

➢ Sandra Wabnitz, Institut für österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien “Horse Lords of the Eurasian

 

If you want to follow our presentations online, please use this link.

 

For more information please visit https://www.imc.leeds.ac.uk/.
You can download the full programme of the conference here.

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5 July 2022, 9.00 - 10.30, University of Leeds 

First session of HistoGenes at the IMC 2022

 

TUESDAY 05 JULY 2022: 09.00-10.30

Session: 501, Esther Simpson Building: LG08

Title: INTEGRATING GENETIC, ARCHAEOLOGICAL, AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON EASTERN CENTRAL EUROPE, 400-900 (HISTOGENES), I: FAMILIES, PEOPLES, AND MOBILITY

 

➢ Walter Pohl, “Early Medieval History and the Genetic Challenge: The Aims of the HistoGenes Project”

➢ Zuzana Hofmanová (Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig): “Inferring Large Pedigrees and Mobility Patterns from the Analysis of Early Medieval Genomes”

➢ István Koncz, (Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): “The Role of Kinship in the Formation of Early Medieval Communities”

If you want to follow our presentations online, please use this link.

 

For more information please visit https://www.imc.leeds.ac.uk/.
You can download the full programme of the conference here.

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20 May 2022, 5 pm – 11 pm CET | Vienna 

HistoGenes at the "Lange Nacht der Forschung"


HistoGenes will present its unique project at the "Lange Nacht der Forschung 2022" ("Long Night of Research 2022") in Vienna. You will find us in the main building of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2 and at the Museum of Natural History at Burgring 7. To find out more about our project, come visit us! We are looking foward to seeing you!

 

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19 May 2022, 2.30 pm – 11 pm CET | Schallaburg, Lower Austria

Lecture by Walter Pohl

Wer waren Hunnen und Awaren? | Fachvortrag mit Ausstellungsrundgang

https://www.schallaburg.at/de/veranstaltungen/vortrag-wer-waren-hunnen-und-awaren

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17 May 2022, 10.30 am – 4 pm CET | Hollandstraße 11-13, Vienna

HistoGenes Workshop - Vienna and Budapest Team

You can find the program of the workshop here:

Program HistoGenes Workshop Vienna Budapest

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31 August – 3 September 2022 | Deadline: 14 February 2022

Call for Papers


EAA Budapest
 
Session #371


Theme: The Carpathian Basin: Integration, Mobility and Diversity


Session title: Population History and Community Formation in Early Medieval East-Central Europe: Integrating Genetic, Isotopic, Archaeological and Historical Perspectives

For more details see session abstract
 

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8 November 2021 | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm CET

Lecture by Patrick J. Geary

 

New Interdisciplinary History:
Studying Barbarian Migrations through Genomic Data


John Cabot University, Rome
https://calendar.johncabot.edu/event/new-interdisciplinary-history-studying-barbarian-migrations-through-genomic-data/

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17 November 2021 | 4 pm – 6.30 pm CET

Lecture by Patrick J. Geary

 

Genomica storica e identità genetica

(applicazioni nella ricerca storica)

 

University of Turin

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16 November 2021 | 4 pm CET

Public Lecture by Patrick J. Geary

Storia genetica e origine delle nazioni

Patrick J. Geary in dialogue with Alberto Piazza

Academy of Sciences, Turin

 

Please register at

https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-storia-genetica-e-origine-delle-nazioni-201543350587

Do, 7-10-2021 | 7 pm

The Archaeological Conference of Central Germany | 7-9 October 2021

Crossing boundaries

Mounted nomads in Central Europe, their eastern roots and connections

Central and Eastern Asia

15.30 to 16.00

Sandra Wabnitz (Wien/AT):
Soziale Hierarchie bei den zentralasiatischen Tuoba (4. bis 6. Jahrhundert) – Ein Modell für andere Steppenvölker?

 

19:00 keynote lecture

Prof. Dr. Walter Pohl (Wien/AT):
Forms of interaction and patterns of identification in the early medieval Eurasian steppes

 

Friday, 8 October

Avars (6th to 9th century)

14.30 to 15.00 Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause (Leipzig/DE):
Die Herkunft und genetische Geschichte der Awaren.

 

15.00 to 15.30 Prof. Dr. Tivadar Vida (Budapest/HU):
Archäologische und archäogenetische Forschungen zur awarischen Elite des 7. Jahrhunderts.

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5-8 Okt 2021 | Munich | 53. Deutscher Historikertag

Deutungskämpfe

Walter Pohl | Wednesday 6 Oct 15:15–18:00 UTC+2

Frühmittelalterliche Migrationen und Identitäten im Spiegel naturwissenschaftlicher DNA-Analysen

Patrick J. Geary | Wednesday 6 Oct 18:45–20:30 UTC+2

Genetic History oder einfach Geschichte: die Integration genomischer Daten in die historische Forschung

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Registration:

Please register here to participate in the lecture.

You will receive an e-mail with the link to the Zoom event.

Organisation:

ERC SyG HistoGenes

Walter Pohl
Ingrid Hartl

Contact:

Ingrid Hartl
(Coordinator ERC HistoGenes)

Fri, September 24 2021 | 5.00 pm CEST | online

Public Lecture by Zuzana Hofmanová

Going Beyond Multidisciplinarity to Investigate 1st millennium CE in Central Europe:

Integrating Ancient Genomics, Anthropology, Archaeology and History

As you read this text, an unprecedented amount of ancient genomes are being generated from human skeletal remains found during archaeological excavations in the Carpathian Basin and surrounding regions. Those remains date mostly to the second half of 1st millenium and, in the project called HistoGenes, they can help us investigate questions of mobility, ethnicity, health and relatedness in these turbulent yet formative periods of European history. A key ambition of the project is to interlink the disciplines contributing their knowledge at every stage of the project to showcase how integration of genetic data into historical discourse can be achieved. And vice versa, how genetic analysis can be enriched by inclusion of insights, perspectives and hypotheses of other disciplines. This talk will discuss these issues and give an outlook why such integrative interdisciplinary approaches are important in today’s world more broadly.

 
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23 – 25 September 2021

 

Plenary Meeting
 

Institute for Medieval Research
Vienna

Public Lecture by Zuzana Hofmanová on September 24 2021

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9 September 2021 | EAA Annual Meeting 2021

 

European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting

 

468 BIOSOCIAL ARCHAEOLOGY:

WHEN ANCIENT DNA OPENS THE DISCUSSION TO
SOCIAL STRUCTURES

co-organised by HistoGenes team members
Anna Szécsényi-Nagy and István Koncz

>>>more information

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Wed, May 5 2021 | 5.30 pm CEST

Lecture by Patrick J. Geary

Prove genetiche, fenomeni migratori e strutture sociali nel primo period longobardo in Italia

This paper is presented in the seminar Tra Antropologia e Storia: Nuove Prospettive.
For details see the poster.

 

Access via Microsoft Teams, to register, please contact info latinitas langobarda

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Wed, April 28 2021 | 6:30 IDT (Israeli Daylight Time)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT | 17:30 - 19:00 CEST

Lecture by Patrick J. Geary

HistoGenes: Introducing genomic data into

early medieval history

Organized by the Israeli Forum of Early Medieval Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Please register at https://forms.gle/pQasobFE1Fic4TBt9 to receive the Zoom link.

Poster (PDF)

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Forthcoming

Steppe people exhibition

Senior researcher Falko Daim together with Dominik Heher prepares an exhibition on early medieval mounted steppe warriors from March to November 2022 at the Schallaburg, one of Austria’s main centres for large historical exhibitions, which will then move to the Museum für Vorgeschichte in Halle/Saale (Germany).

 

The exhibition will be devoted to nomadism and the formation of war elites in the Eurasian steppe zone, but then focuses on the entities of the Huns, Avars, Bulgarians and Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and Danube region. The comparative perspective will make visible the diversity of their social structures, their cultural characteristics and their material legacy. This exhibition will give a first opportunity to present results from HistoGenes, and to conduct accompanying research on some objects to be exhibited and their significance for an overarching historical narrative.

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Forthcoming

 

Workshop

Questions of terminology

Translating the data of scientific archaeology into historical language

Postponed from September 2020, no date yet

Topic: How do we render the results of genetic and other scientific analyses comprehensible in historical terms and narrativse? In particular, the problem is the terminology in which we describe the different groupings which emerge from the clustering of genetic similarities/differences. To what extent can they be linked to cultural or ethnic labels? When do we need artificial designations, and how could they be constructed? This problem is particularly virulent in using comparative data from other genetic studies, which are already uncritically classed by ethnonyms or the designations of ‘archaeological cultures’. The workshop is not intended to reopen fundamental debates about ‘ethnic interpretation’ of burial evidence, but rather seeks for pragmatic ways to find a consensual language of communication between the disciplines.

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Wed, 11.11.2020 | 5:30 p.m.

Presentation of the HistoGenes project at Central European University (CEU)

https://ceu-edu.zoom.us/j/99559719298?pwd=Zmg0RGVibGNiNS9zOXpZZzZGRWFCQT09

 

Poster

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Thu, 01.10.2020 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Archaeology Workshop no. 1

Programme

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Tue, 18.02.2020 | 16:00h

Presentation of the
ERC Synergy Grant

Programme