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Gender transformations in prehistoric and archaic societies

March 8, 2018 - March 10, 2018

Kiel University
Kiel, SH 24098 Germany

Call for Papers Deadline: September 30, 2017

Interdisciplinary investigations about the processes of transformation in a crucial period of human history, 15.000 till 1 BCE, are the task of the CRC 1266 “Scales of Transformation: Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies” (funding by DFG 2016-2020). The long-term perspective from late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers to early state societies allows the project team to confront transformational processes in a wide array of societal formations and environmental settings. Here, transformations will be defined primarily as processes leading to a substantial and enduring re-organisation of socio-environmental interaction patterns. Inside the network of components determining the social behaviour, gender adopts a dominant role in many societies. Therefore, a strong interaction between gender identities, social diversity and transformation processes can also be expected for prehistoric and archaic societies. With the workshop we want to provide a platform to stimulate discussions on a) gender transformations in the past and b) the effects of gender inequality on scientific discourses in our research community.

The workshop is organized along three sessions addressing specific issues of “GenderTransformations”:

  • Tracing GenderTransformations
  • Gendering and shaping environment
  • Gendering fieldwork

We welcome podium and poster presentations. The talks should have a length of about 20 min (+ 10 min discussion). Workshop language is English.

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March 8, 2018
March 10, 2018
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Dr. Julia K. Koch


Kiel University
Kiel, SH 24098 Germany
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