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GETTY-CAS Workshop 2020



“The archaeology of ethnic phenomena and the pervasiveness of methodological nationalism”

9 April, 2020 (Thursday)

9:00 - 9:40 Gheorghe Alexandru-Niculescu (Romania) / The Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology "The ethnicization of the past through tacit understandings and explicit definitions

9:40 - 10:20 Stefan Burmeister (Germany) / Museum und Park Kalkriese, Museum Department "The culture concept as a Trojan horse of a nationalistic agenda?"

• 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 - 11:30 Bettina Arnold (USA) / University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Anthropology "The Perils of a Usable Past: Archaeology's Journey from Culture History to Culture Wars"

11:30- 12:10 Hans Peter Hahn (Germany) / Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Institut für Ethnologie Department "Power from Purity or power from Mixture? Two concepts of ethnic identity in the 19th century's humanities."

• 12:10 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 14:10 James Harland (Germany) /Universität Tübingen, Centre for Advanced Studies "Can We Infer Ethnic Identity from Material Culture? A Comparative Look at the Late Antique West"

14:10 - 14:50 Susanne Grunwald (Germany) / Independent researcher "History of archaeological mapping and how archaeologists simplified the past by maps"

14:50 - 15:30 Dimitris Plantzos (Greece) / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of History and Archaeology "The excavation of the Amphipolis Tomb as an exercise in Greek necropolitics"

• 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:40 Guy Halsall (UK) / University of York, History Department "Immigration and Frontiers"

16:40 - 17:30 Giorgos Vavouranakis (Greece) / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of History and Archaeology "Hooked on Classics? Ethnocentrism and the methodology of prehistoric research in Greece"


Programme (PDF)

Participants and Abstracts (PDF)


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