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Public Lecture by Zuzana Hofmanová

Friday, 24 September 2021, 17:00-18:00 CET

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.


Please register here to participate in the lecture. You will receive an e-mail with the link to the Zoom event.


Walter Pohl Ingrid Hartl


Ingrid Hartl (Coordinator ERC HistoGenes)



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