TRAVAS – Theorizing Resilience and Vulnerability in Ancient Studies – 19/20.01.2021

International, interdisciplinary workshop held online TRAVAS_Programme

Due to the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic we are currently confronted on a daily basis with questions of vulnerability and resilience on a personal but also societal scale. But how have past societies dealt with challenges? Can concepts such as vulnerability and resilience be used to explore ways of coping in ancient studies? These and other in-depth questions will be discussed in the context of the interdisciplinary, international online workshop“Theorizing Resilience and Vulnerability in Ancient Studies“ TRAVAS which is organised by a cooperation of the following institutions:

  • University of Bern, Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Prehistory (Switzerland)
  • Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum – Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie (RGZM), Mainz (Germany)
  • Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (Germany), 40’000 Years of Human Challenges
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau, Vorderasiatische Archäologie (Germany)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theorien in der Archäologie (AG TidA)
  • Swiss Theoretical Archaeology Group (Swiss TAG)

We would like to invite you to participate in the free public online part of our workshop  on the 19th of January 2021 (see also the attached flyers):

Tue, Jan 19th

5 pm (CET)

Keynote Lecture
Stefani Crabtree – Understanding Generations of Resilience in Australia

6 pm (CET)

Panel Discussion

Alexandra W. Busch; Gabriela B. Christmann;
Stefani Crabtree; Paul Erdkamp;
Cornelius Holtorf & Patrick Sakdapolrak

7 pm (CET)

Virtual Aperitif

CfP ‘Theorizing Resilience & Vulnerability in Ancient Studies’ – 26-28.5.2020 Mainz

Vom 26.-28. Mai 2020 veranstaltet die Swiss TAG zusammen mit der AG TidA einen internationalen, interdisziplinären Workshop zu Resilienz und Vulnerabilität, der in Mainz am Museum für Antike Schifffahrt des RGZM und dem Leibniz-Institut für Resilienzforschung stattfinden wird. Wir laden alle dazu ein, sich an unserem Call for Participation zu beteiligen. Neben einer Beteiligung am Workshop können auch kleine Beiträge und Poster vorgestellt werden.

Den vollständigen Call for Participation zum Downloaden und Teilen findet ihr hier in Deutsch und Englisch auf der Homepage des Workshops oder auf der der AG TidA.

FIZ 2019

Workshop: Frontiers or Interaction Zones? Borderlands as areas of communication and mobility 28.02.-02.03.2019

Potentially, the distribution of raw material indicates superregional networks. This phenomenon is explainable by the high mobility of people at that time. Could that be seen as an indicator for cultural networks and consequently for knowledge transfer? Where exactly lies the boundary between these assumed societies and groups from an archaeological perspective? Are there any frontiers at all? It is planned to contrast results of studies located all over Europe for inducing an exchange of ideas concerning the topic of borders and communication in limited geographically spaces. The aim is trying to synthesize archaeological case studies followed by theoretical considerations of mobility, communication and cultural transfer to other projects with similar research questions. This will take place by an interdisciplinary exchange while discussing the role of frontiers and interaction zones as well as transformation processes in prehistoric societies. The two-day workshop is aimed at PhD students, young and senior researchers from different fields to offer a forum for presenting their work in an open debate.





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Mitgliederversammlung der AG TidA, 2.4.2019, Würzburg: Sektion ‘Mensch – Körper – Tod. Der Umgang mit menschlichen Überresten im Neolithikum’


Die AG TidA veranstaltet auf der Tagung des West- und Süddeutsche Verbandes für Altertumsforschung (WSVA) und des Mittel- und Ostdeutschen Verbandes für Altertumsforschung (MOVA) gemeinsam mit der AG Neolithikum eine Sektion: „Mensch – Körper – Tod. Der Umgang mit menschlichen Überresten im Neolithikum“.