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HistoGenes-Team Vienna during the long night of research | May 2024

HistoGenes Mobility: Zuzana Hofmanová from the Leipzig team stays with the Princeton/Stony Brook team | May 2024

HistoGenes participants at the AABA 2024

HistoGenes Plenary Meeting, Leipzig | 11 October 2023

3rd day of the plenary meeting at the Max-Planck-Institut for Evolutionary Anthropology

HistoGenes Interdisciplinary Research Group meets at ELTE University | Budapest


Zsófia Rácz (Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest), Yijie Tian (SUNY Stony Brook, New York), István Koncz (ELTE – Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) and Corina Knipper (Curt Engelhorn Zentrum Archäometrie, Mannheim).

HistoGenes Plenary Meeting, Leipzig | 10 October 2023

2nd day of the plenary meeting at the Max-Planck-Institut for Evolutionary Anthropology


HistoGenes Plenary Meeting, Leipzig | 9 October 2023

First day of the plenary meeting at the Max-Planck-Institut for Evolutionary Anthropology
& State Museum of Prehistory | Halle/Saale


HistoGenes POSTER PRESENTATION | EAA Belfast | 31 August 2023

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Paul Klostermann during his Poster Presentation at the at the 29th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting in Belfast.

HistoGenes workshop at the City Museum of Ljubljana | 9 May 2023


In front of the Ljubljana City Museum (from left to right): Walter Pohl, Deven Vyas, Tamara Leskovar, Patrick J. Geary, Tina Milavec, István Koncz

HistoGenes team meeting in Vienna | 4 May 2023

picture credits: Patrick J. Geary

picture credits: Patrick J. Geary

On the roof of the Natural History Museum in Vienna (from left to right): Walter Pohl, Tivadar Vida, Patrick J. Geary, Ingrid Hartl, Zuzana Hovmanová, Zsófia Rácz, Falko Daim, Paul Klostermann, Sandra Wabnitz, Bendeguz Tobias, István Koncz, Levente Samu

HistoGenes Plenary Meeting, Budapest | 21 October 2022

Excursion to Keszthely and Zalavár

Walter Pohl
HistoGenes Team


picture credits: Balázs Mende

HistoGenes Plenary Meeting, Budapest | 20 October 2022

Second day of the plenary meeting at the Research Centre for the Humanities

Principal investigators with Krishna Veeramah
Margit Berner
Yijie Tian
Levente Samu & Guido Alberto Gnecchi Ruscone
Denisa Zlámalová
Ingrid Hartl

picture credits: KATT

 HistoGenes Plenary Meeting, Budapest | 19 October 2022

First day of the plenary meeting at ELTE University

Walter Pohl
Patrick Geary
Tivadar Vida
Bendeguz Tobias
HistoGenes Team
HistoGenes Team

picture credits: ELTE

Visiting the Schallaburg exhibition on mounted nomads in Europe

HistoGenes PI Patrick J. Geary and Falko Daim, curator of the exhibition and senior archaeological advisor for HistoGenes at the Schallaburg exhibition in June 2022

​picture credits: Patrick J. Geary

For further information about the exhibiton on the Schallaburg website please click here!

Workshop of the Vienna HistoGenes team together with Zuzana Hofmanová,
group leader of the Leipzig team, at the Schallaburg, May 10, 2022

The Schallaburg in Lower Austria currently is the location of a major exhibition on the European steppe peoples of the Early Middle Ages, Huns, Avars, Bulgars and Hungarians. The exhibition war curated by team member Falko Daim, former director of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum at Mainz. The Vienna team assembled here for discussing the interpretation of the latest genetic data from Avar-period cemeteries in Austria, which was presented by team member Ke Wang, attending online from Shanghai, and Zuzana Hofmanová. Exciting new results will now be prepared for publication after a thorough comparison of the evidence provided by all disciplines involved. After the meeting, Falko Daim gave us all a guided tour through the exhibition, in which stunning objects from the period we study are assembled. The exhibition, which also features the HistoGenes project, will be open until early November, and is a unique occasion to get an overview of steppe culture in early medieval Europe.

From left to right: Bendeguz Tobias, Paul Klostermann, Salvatore Liccardo, Sandra Wabnitz, Zuzana Hofmanová, Doris Pany-Kucera, Falko Daim, Margit Berner, Constanze Schattke, Ingrid Hartl, Sabine Eggers, Avar warrior,  Karin Wiltschke-Schrotta and cPI Walter Pohl

picture credits: Walter Pohl

Halle 2021 ACCG

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

Johannes Krause gives his HistoGenes presentation at the Archaeological Conference in Halle.
Tivadar Vida gives his HistoGenes presentation at the Archaeological Conference in Halle.
Sandra Wabnitz gives her HistoGenes presentation at the Archaeological Conference in Halle.

 HistoGenes Plenary Meeting, 23-25 Sep 2021, Vienna

Exkursion to excavation sites in the Pannonian plain east of Lake Neusiedl.
photo_ Walter Pohl
photo_ Ingrid Hartl
photo_ Ingrid Hartl
photo_ Ingrid Hartl
photo_ Ingrid Hartl
photo_ Ingrid Hartl
photo_ Ingrid Hartl
photo_ Walter Pohl
photo_ Walter Pohl

From left to right: Paul Klostermann, Doris Pany-Kucera, Olga Spekker, Bendeguz Tobias, Corina Knipper, Erika Molnar, István Koncz, Margit Berner, Tamara Leskovar, Balázs Mende, Sabine Eggers, Tamás Szeniczey, Tivadar Vida, Walter Pohl, Johannes Krause, Patrick Geary, Ronny Friedrich, Alexander Herbig, Lumír Polacek, Zuzana Hofmanová, Alina Hiss,
Matej Ruttkay, Sandra Wabnitz, Salvatore Liccardo, Karin Wiltschke-Schrotta, Luca Traverso, Guido Gnecchi Ruscone, Vujadin Ivanisevic, Denisa Zlámalová, Zsófia Rácz, Falko Daim, Levente Samu, Mária Krošláková, Ingrid Hartl

picture credits: Dagmar Giesriegl

2nd PM 2021 Vienna

 HistoGenes Plenary Meeting, 18-19 February 2020, Vienna

From left to right:

Falko Daim, Balázs Mende,

Marianne Pollheimer-Mohaupt,

Bendeguz Tobias,Zsófia Rácz, Adam Izdebski, Balázs Gyuris, Tina Milavec, Choongwon Jeong,
Alexander Herbig, Sabine Eggers, Ronny Friedrich, Walter Pohl, István Koncz, Corina Knipper,

Anna Szécsényi-Nagy, Krishna Veeramah,

Margit Berner, Patrick J. Geary, Deven Vyas,

Doris Pany, Johannes Krause,Tivadar Vida,

Vujadin Ivanišević, Tamás Hajdu

picture credits: Max Diesenberger

1st PM 2020 Vienna
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