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Dresden

28 May 2024 | 16:40 - 18:10 CET | TU Dresden | Hybrid event & in presence

Colloquium with Patrick J. Geary

Colloquium on the topic: "Neue Perspektiven der frühmittelalterlichen Geschichte durch die Integration genomischer, archäologischer und historischer Quellen" from PATRICK GEARY (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY , PRINCETON, USA).

Where: TU Dresden | Institut für Geschichte | Mittelalterliche Geschichte |
PD Dr. Jörg Sonntag | 16.40 - 18.10, TU Dresden | BZW/A154/U and online via zoom.
Further information about the Colloquium.

 

For registration please contact: cornelius.caspar@tu-dresden.de

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22 May 2024 | 10:30 - 20:00 CET | Internal workshop | VEDA | Bratislava

5th/6th century meeting

Internal HistoGenes workshop on the 5th/6th century

Where: VEDA | Publishing House of Slovak Academy of Sciences |
Štefánikova 3 | 811 01 Bratislava  | Slovak Republic | 10:30  - 20:00

17 May 2024 | 14:30 - 19:00 CET | Workshop | University of Vienna | WISO

Workshop with Walter Pohl


In a workshop organised by "Quaderni storici", as part of a series of lectures and discussions, Walter Pohl will speak about integrating insights from natural sciences and humanities and the contribution HistoGenes offers in this way on early medieval central Europe.

Where: Seminarraum WISO 1 | University Vienna | Universitätsring 1 | 1010 Wien |

When: Friday, 17 May 2024, 14.30-19.00 | Saturday, 18 May 2024, 9.30-13.00
About: A Workshop organized by "Quaderni storici" | "After Constructivism? Objects, methods, sources in historical research"

You can find out more about the programme here.

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20-23 March 2024 | 93rd Annual Meeting of AABA | Los Angeles | USA

PRESENTATIONS by HistoGenes members at the AABA 2024

At the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Biological Anthropologistspathology Association, several members of the HistoGenes team will give lectures.

Salvatore Liccardo

Geographies of Otherness: Names, Narratives, and Images of Eurasian Nomads in Late Antique and Medieval Sources  

 

Giudo Gnecchi Ruscone

The genomic tales of early medieval steppe populations settled in Central Europe  

 

Paul Klostermann

Pubertal timing during the late Avar period in Austria   

 

Doris Pany-Kucera and Margit Berner

Extensive pedigree analyses reveal young women`s mobility in early medieval Europe
 

Deven Vyas

From the late Roman period to the Early Middle Ages in modern Slovenia: Population changes on the crossroads.

Further information about the AABA Program can be found here.
20 -23 March | 93RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS  | J.W. Marriott LA Live, 900 W Olympic Blvd | Los Angeles | California | USA

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19 March 2024 | 15:30 - 16:15 J.W. Marriott LA Live | Los Angeles | USA

IN-PERSON POSTER PRESENTATION by
Doris PANY-KUCERA

 

"Presence of pelvic features in biological mothers shown by genetic relatedness in early Medieval Austrian cemeteries (7th-9th c. CE)."

 

At the 51st North American Annual Meeting of the Palaeopathology Association, Doris Pany Kucera will speak about the presence of pelvic traits in biological mothers, demonstrated by genetic relatedness in early medieval Austrian cemeteries (7th-9th century AD). Doris PANY-KUCERA, Margit BERNER, Bendeguz TOBIAS, Ke WANG, Zuzana HOFMANOVÁ, Paul, KLOSTERMANN, Katharina LUFTENSTEINER, Karin WILTSCHKE-SCHROTTA, Falko DAIM, Johannes KRAUSE, Walter POHL, Sabine EGGER

Further information about the PALEOPATHOLOGY ASSOCIATION SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM HYBRID can be found here.
18-20 March | 51st
Annual North American Meeting | J.W. Marriott LA Live, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

9 October 2023 | 18:00 - 19:00 Lecture hall in the State Museum of Prehistory | Halle/Saale 

Public Lecture by Alexander Herbig

 

"Tracing the Justinian Plague. New insights from interdisciplinary historical research."

 

The plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is one of the most devastating diseases to strike humanity throughout its history. Its best-known outbreak, the Black Death, claimed the lives of millions of people in the European Middle Ages, however archaeogenetic research uncovered that the plague was already infecting people in the Stone Age. The first historically described plague pandemic is the Justinian Plague. According to historical documents, it began during the time of the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian and subsequently spread throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. How many victims the pandemic claimed and how it affected the Roman Empire is debated. Mass graves like those from the time of the Black Death can hardly be found. For a few individual cases the genetic material of the pathogen could be reconstructed with the help of archaeogenetic methods, however, an epidemic context could not really be proven. Within the framework of the interdisciplinary research project HistoGenes, which investigates the upheavals of the Migration Period in East-Central Europe, we have now succeeded in identifying a large number of plague cases from the period of the Justinian Plague. A comparative analysis of the reconstructed genetic material of the pathogen strains offers new insights into the secrets of this first historically documented plague pandemic.

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Richard-Wagner-Straße 9 | 06114 Halle (Saale) | info@landesmuseum-vorgeschichte.de | 
More information here.

9 -11 October 2023, Leipzig | Halle (Salle)

Plenary Meeting from HistoGenes

 

Max-Planck-Institut for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig & Landesamt für Denkmalpflege
und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt: Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte, Halle (Saale).

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30 August - 2 September 2023, Belfast, Northern Ireland

HistoGenes at the 29th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting

 

Members of the HistoGenes team will be present at the 29th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting from 30 August to 2 September 2023 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

https://www.e-a-a.org/EAA2023

Session #153 (Thursday):

RECONSTRUCTING HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT RELATIONSHIPS IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: THE ROLES OF GEOARCHAEOLOGY, ZOOARCHAEOLOGY, AND ARCHAEOBOTANY IN WATER-DOMINATED AND IN WATER-DEPRIVED LANDSCAPES

11:45 THE SEEWINKEL IN THE EAST OF AUSTRIA - A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE AT A CROSSROADS
Bendeguz Tobias

Session #542 (Friday):

RECONSTRUCTING BIOLOGICAL RELATEDNESS AND INFERRING HUMAN RELATIONS IN THE PAST

11:15 KINSHIP AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF AVAR PERIOD DESCENDANTS OF STEPPE

COMMUNITIES INFERRED FROM ANCIENT DNA BASED PEDIGREES

Gnecchi Ruscone, Guido Alberto

11:30 INFERRING SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND BIOLOGICAL RELATEDNESS OF EARLY

MEDIEVAL POPULATION IN MORAVIA USING ANCIENT DNA

Denisa Zlámalová

18:15 FIRST RESULTS OF PUBERTAL TIMING FROM EARLY MEDIEVAL CENTRAL EUROPE

Contribution format: POSTER PRESENTATION

Contribution presented in session:

THROUGH INFANCY AND BEYOND:

BIOARCHAEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF CHILDHOOD

IN THE PAST

Paul Klostermann, Margit Berner, Doris Pany-Kucera, Zusanna Hofmanová

Session #697 (Saturday):

SO DIFFERENT, YET SO SIMILAR: BIOCULTURAL IDENTITY AND PLURALITY IN THE MEDIEVAL AND POSTMEDIEVAL WORLD

9:45 CONTINUITY AND DISCONTINUITY DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD FROM THE KESZTHELY-FENÉKPUSZTA FORTRESS PERSPECTIVE
Luca Traverso, Ádám Bollók

You can download the final program  here.

3 July 2023, 16.30 - 18.00, University of Leeds 

Third session of HistoGenes at the IMC 2023

 

MONDAY 3 JULY 2023: 16.30 - 18.00 Newlyn Building: 1.07

Session 302: TITEL: New Research about Women and Their Kin in the Early Medieval Steppe: Genetic, Archaeological, and Historical Results

Sponsor: HistoGenes: ERC Synergy Grant Project No 856453

 

Organiser & Moderator: Clemens Ganter, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien

➢Walter Pohl, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien “Introduction: Histogenes”

➢Zuzana Hofmanová, Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig / Ústav archeologie a muzeologie, Masarykova univerzita, Brno "What Genetics Can Tell Us about Women and Their Kin"

➢ Bendeguz Tobias, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, ÖAW, Wien "How do Biological Kin Groups Relate to the Burial Evidence"
➢ Sandra Wabnitz, Institut für österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien "Women of the Eurasian Steppe and Their Kin in Latin, Greek, and Chinese Written Sources"

 

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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6. July 2023 | 9:00 - 10:15 CET | GWZO Leipzig

Annual meeting of the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO)

IV: Humans and Society

Chair: Orsolya Heinrich-Tamáska (Leipzig)

Tivadar Vida (Budapest), The HistoGenes Project: The Role of Archaeology

Zuzana Hofmanová (Leipzig), The HistoGenes Project: The Role of Genetics on the Example of Avar Period Cemeteries

Check out the programm here: GWZO annual meeting

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30 June 2023 | 16:00 CET | Hybrid event

Webninar Ancestry Reimagined

An outstanding expert panel uses Kostas Kampourakis’ book Ancestry Reimagined as a starting point to discuss potentials and challenges of genetic ancestry research and DNA ancestry testing.

With: em. Prof. Patrick J. Geary, historian

Kostas Kampourakis, science author

Prof. Sohini Ramachandran, geneticist

Philip Ball, science author

Debbie Kennett, genealogist

Prof. John November, geneticist

Check out the webniar here: https://vimeo.com/843882790?share=copy

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Fotocredit: Patrick J. Geary

9 May 2023 | 9:00 CET | City Museum of Ljubljana |  Hybrid event

Workshop on Slovenian Samples

In this workshop the first results of the archaegeonmic research on Slovenian samples will be presented and discussed.

Place: Conference hall, City  Museum of Ljubljana, Gosposka 15

Time: 9.00-15.00

 

Programme:

9.10-9.40 Patrick Geary: HistoGenes - Integrating Genetic, Archaeological & Historical Perspectives on Eastern Central Europe 400-900 CE. European Research Council Synergy Grant no. 856453

 

10.00-10.30 Walter Pohl: What can HistoGenes tell us about the Early Medieval history of Central Europe?

 

11.00-11.30 Deven Vyas, Istvan Koncz: From Late Antiquity to the Slavic Middle Ages in modern Slovenia. An overview of genomic data.

 

11.45-12.15 Istvan Koncz, Deven Vyas, Tina Milavec: From Late Antiquity to the Slavic Middle Ages in modern Slovenia. The genomic and archaeological evidence / Med pozno antiko in slovanskim srednjim vekom v moderni Sloveniji: genetika in arheologija.

Zoom link: https://uni-lj-si.zoom.us/j/96023834521?pwd=bXZDSFZJWTV5YnZ3ajVIcDNHSFErZz09

Meeting ID: 960 2383 4521

Passcode: 27003

4 May 2023 | 10:30 - 16:00 CET | Natural History Museum (NHM) Vienna

HistoGenes team meeting in Vienna

Natural History Museum (NHM) | Anthropology Department | seminar room
Burgring 7, 1010 Wien

You can find the program of the workshop here: Programm (PDF)

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3 May 2023 | 9:45 CET | Central European University Vienna | Hybrid event

Lecture by Patrick J. Geary

  

The Pre–History of the Medieval Nation: from the Imperium Romanum to Regna in Late Antiquity (400–800)

Organized by the Medieval Studies Department of the Central European University Vienna

Poster (PDF)

Medieval Studies Department | Central European University Vienna

1100 Vienna | Quellenstraße 51-55 | Room A-51

Registration and informationBozic_Anja@phd.ceu.edu

Join online via the following link: https://ceu-edu.zoom.us/j/99639802949?
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27. April 2023 | 19:00 CET | Austrian Cultural Forum in Belgrade

Science Cafè: Austria - Serbia

  

Archaeology and Genetics - Cutting-edge insights into early medieval history


With Walter Pohl, Vujadin Ivanišević and Ivan Bugarski (Serbian Academy of Sciences).

11000 Belgrad | Kneza Sime Markovića 2

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23 November 2022 | 18:00 CET | Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Hybrid event

Lecture by Walter Pohl

  

The Huns and Avars in a Eurasian Context

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

Poster (PDF)

Please register at https://forms.gle/fpUGiNqHnmQrZP9HA to receive the Zoom link.

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Organisation:

ERC SyG HistoGenes

Institute of Archaeological Sciences, ELTE

Institute of Archaeogenomics, RCH, ELRN

Contact:

HistoGenes Budapest

19 October 2022 | 18:15-19:30 CET | Budapest | Hybrid event

Public Lecture by Patrick J. Geary

  

Beyond Identity: What use is genomic data for rewriting
migration period history?

Institute of Archaeological Sciences | Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

1088 Budapest | Múzeum krt. 4-6 | Building A | Room 039

Zoom-link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89588348302?pwd=d2NZZXdFSysxS2o0bHNob1pFT00rUT09

Much of the use of ancient DNA in historical research has been directed toward discovering the origins and identities of migratory peoples. While much valuable results have come from this work, there is much more that the analysis of ancient DNA can tell us when combined with archaeological and anthropological research. In this lecture, following a brief discussion of the possibilities and dangers of looking for ethnic identities, Patrick Geary will discuss how scholars in the HistoGenes team are using these methods to explore such questions as changes in local communities over time, the extent of coalesce or divisions within communities, and role of biological kinship and marriage strategies in the construction and maintenance of social structures across this period of rapid political and cultural change.

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18 – 21 October 2022, Budapest, Hungary

 

 

HistoGenes Plenary Meeting

Institute of Archaeological Sciences, ELTE & Institute of Archaeogenomics, RCH, ELRN
 
Budapest 
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6-8 October 2022, Halle/Saale, Germany

HistoGenes at the "15. Mitteldeutscher Archäologentag"

Members of the HistoGenes team will be present at the "15. Mitteldeutscher Archäologentag" in Halle/Saale in Germany.

 

6 October: 

Walter PohlGenetic clusters, ethnonyms and cultural groupings: problems of interpretation of archaeogenetic results. 

 

Ronny FriedrichCalibration of 14C-dates using biological kinship.

8 October:

 

Zuzana HofmanováKinship and relatedness during the Avar Age inferred by interdisciplinary archaeogenetic research.

 

Falko DaimThe Avars in the vicinity of Vienna. New insights by archaeogenetics.

For more information about the conference, please click here.

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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[at]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

1st presentation 180220
1st Lecture by Pat Geary
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