קול קורא // סדנה: טרנספורמציות מגדריות בחברות פרהיסטוריות וארכאיות [קיל 03/18] דדליין=30.9.17

13 באוגוסט 2017

מקום: קיל, גרמניה
מועד: 8-10.3.2018 


CFP: International Workshop "Gender transformations in
prehistoric and archaic societies" - Kiel 03/18


CRC 1266 "Scales of Transformation: Human-Environmental Interaction in
Prehistoric and Archaic Societies"
Kiel University, Germany; Speakers: Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller, Prof. Dr.
Wiebke Kirleis; Scientific Coordinator: Katharina Fuchs, Dipl.-Prehist.
08.03.2018-10.03.2018, Kiel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität
Deadline: 30.09.2017

General information
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.

Issues of the workshop sessions
The workshop is organized along three sessions addressing specific
issues of "GenderTransformations". We kindly invite papers for the
following topics:

- Tracing GenderTransformations
Focus of this session is the influence of transformation processes on
gender relations and roles and also on the active and passive impact of
social groups on transformation processes. Topics might be case studies
about Neolithic transition, technological transfers and metallurgy,
urbanisation, migration and mobility, economic change or social
inequalities. We invite contributions that address questions such as: In
how far is it possible to trace gender aspects in the archaeological
records? Which effect might gender roles and identities have had on
crucial developments of humankind, or vice versa? What are the tools and
methods to trace gender aspects in the field of archaeological studies?
How could social categories in prehistoric and archaic societies like
gender and age be uncovered for example in chronological studies, space
or agent-based modelling, past economic activities or bioarchaeological
analysis?

- Gendering shaping environment
Based on the assumption that different social groups interact with the
environment in dissimilar ways, we will ask for the gender relevance of
environmental behaviour in prehistoric and archaic societies. Subjects
of discussion could be spatial differences, mobility patterns, admission
regulation to resources or gender typical landscape management. It could
be asked which effects gender roles and identities might have in shaping
the environment, or vice versa.

- Gendering fieldwork
Research about the past is always influenced by the societal frame in
which it is carried out. Thus, the focus of this block is on the
gendered situation at fieldworks. Questions for discussions are gender
sensitive field methods, differences in the approach and field equipment
by female, male and queer researchers, structural (in)equality at
fieldwork or child care problems. We especially ask for contributions
from archaeology and geosciences.

We welcome podium and poster presentations. The talks should have a
length of about 20 min (+ 10 min discussion). The organisers reserve the
right to suggest a change from announced talks to posters if there are
too many proposals for a session. Workshop language is English.

Application
Deadline for talk and poster registration is 30 September, please ask
about the form, see below for contact. Abstract submission deadline is
31 October, 2017.
The invitation including programme and registration form will be
available from November 2017, registration will be open until 10
February, 2018.

Costs
Conference fees include book of abstracts, a conference bag and
refreshments during the breaks. The CRC offers financial support for
young scientist as presenting authors (students, PhD students and
PostDocs; talk or poster). Informations to applying for a travel grant
see contact. Childcare can be provided for free with advance notice.

Venue & further information
The workshop will take place at Kiel University. Further information and
relevant updates will soon be provided on the CRC website
<www.SFB1266.uni-kiel.de>.

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Dr. Julia Katharina Koch

CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation
Kiel University, 24098 Kiel, Germany
+49 (0) 431 880 5485

jkoch@sfb1266.uni-kiel.de

Homepage <www.sfb1266.uni-kiel.de>