skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Studying Urbanism in First Millennium BC (Iron Age) Germany

This two day workshop will bring together German, Anglo-American and Eastern European scholars, chosen to cover a wide range of relevant perspectives from urban centres to rural density to burial, from interpretative knowledge of material culture to overall models, and range in career progression from the recent doctoral to senior scholar.
When Nov 07, 2016 12:00 PM to
Nov 08, 2016 05:00 PM
Where McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street
Contact Name
Attendees Participants wishing to join in coffee and lunch must pre-register with Simon Stoddart ss16@cam.ac.uk
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

The first millennium BC, broadly the Iron Age, was a formative period in the European history, where the region of modern Germany has a fundamental importance. Indeed the southern regions of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria provide the classic models for our understanding of the key proposed research theme: the context of Urbanism. The proposal seeks to bring together key figures, both early career and established, from the diverse national and cultural disciplines of Germany, the Anglo-American World and Eastern Europe, who study the period. The research will investigate the distinctiveness of pre-Roman urbanism, by combining detailed local knowledge of density, production, craft, rural settlement and burial with interpretative models drawn from both German and Anglo-American traditions. What makes pre-Roman urbanism in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria distinctive? What were the driving forces of production? How was identity constructed? To what extent did the development of urbanism depend on interaction with other contemporary urbanised areas? To what extent were these urban phenomena centres of power, or did some other form of socially constructed community underlie their formation? To what extent did ritual underwrite their formation? How stable was urbanism in this formative period?

 

 

More information about this event…

Showcasing research highlights and outreach for the academic year 2015-2016

Read more

Upcoming events

Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk

Jan 23, 2017

Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Jan 24, 2017

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

Ancient Near East Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

Jan 25, 2017

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi

Heritage Research Group

Jan 26, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Americas Archaeology Group

Jan 27, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

Jan 27, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

Jan 27, 2017

23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

Asian Archaeology Group

Jan 30, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research