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“.

Call for Papers: EAA 2019, Session #239, Un-packaging Neolithic societies: from static notions to bottom-up models of social organization

And there’s another theory-driven session at the EAA 2019 in Bern, this time organized by Caroline Heitz, Maria Wunderlich and Martin Furholt! You will find the CfP attached.

Und es gibt eine weitere theoreigeleitete Session an der EAA 2019 in Bern, diesmal von Caroline Heitz, Maria Wunderlich und Martin Furholt organisiert! Den CfP findet Ihr im Anhang.





Deadline: 14.2.2019

Call for Papers: EAA 2019, Session #337, The haptic dimension of archaeological objects

We will kindly make you aware of the Call for Papers for a theory-driven session at the EAA 2019 in Bern organized by Nadia Melko and Constance Von Rüden. More on that in the official call attached.

Wir möchten Euch gerne auf den Call for Papers für eine theoriegeleitete Session an der EAA 2019 in Bern hinweisen, die von Nadia Melko und Constance von Rüden organisiert wird. Mehr dazu im beigefügten offiziellen Call.




Call For Papers_EAA 2019_Haptic Dimension Of Objects

Deadline: 14.2.2019

Call for Articles: Theorie | Archäologie | Reflexion Kontroversen und Ansätze im deutschsprachigen Diskurs

Attached you will find a Call for Articles for an anthology on the current German discourse concerning archaeological theory. The contributions should preferably, but not necessarily, be in German.

Anbei finden Sie einen Call for Articles für einen Sammelband über den aktuellen deutschen Diskurs zur Archäologischen Theorie. Die Beiträge sollten vorzugsweise, aber nicht notwendig in deutscher Sprache sein.

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Hello dear Swiss TAG members to be!

We are looking forward to our meet up with you about 60 people to discuss the possible structure of the Swiss TAG network, our interests and goals!

And that’s the official invitation:


Dear all,

We’re very glad that you’re interested in the theoretical discussion in archaeology and in the formation of a Swiss interest group. We would thus like to cordially invite you to our first inaugural meeting.

Swiss TAG
Inaugural meeting with reception


Universität Bern
Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften
Raum 224
Mittelstrasse 43
3012 Bern

We would also like you to consider to following points with regard to our first brainstorming session:

  • Which theories have you been implementing into your archaeological research – and how?
  • Which topics would you like to see covered in the future?
  • Which networking forms are suitable for Swiss TAG?
  • Which joint projects and goals should be aimed for (reading and discussion groups, conferences/workshops etc.)

Furthermore we have started an online presence which we would like to discuss at the inaugural meeting:

We’re looking forward to meeting you all!

Kind regards

The Swiss TAG coordination team