Do, 7-10-2021 | 7 pm
The Archaeological Conference of Central Germany | 7-9 October 2021
Mounted nomads in Central Europe, their eastern roots and connections
keynote lecture by Walter Pohl
Forms of interaction and patterns of identification in the early medieval Eurasian steppes
5-8 Okt 2021 | Munich | 53. Deutscher Historikertag
Walter Pohl | Wednesday 6 Oct 15:15–18:00 UTC+2
Frühmittelalterliche Migrationen und Identitäten im Spiegel naturwissenschaftlicher DNA-Analysen
Pat Geary | Wednesday 6 Oct 18:45–20:30 UTC+2
Genetic History oder einfach Geschichte: die Integration genomischer Daten in die historische Forschung
Please register here to participate in the lecture.
You will receive an e-mail with the link to the Zoom event.
(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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 01.10.2020 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Archeology Workshop no. 1