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GETTY-CAS Archaeological Schools: Spring School 2021

April 19 - April 24
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THE EVENTS FOR 2020 WERE POSTPONED due to COVID-19 – will take place in April 2021 via ZOOM / Bulgaria time zone (EEST)

FIRST SPRING SCHOOL: THE IMPACT OF THE POLITICAL ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH

April 2021 (Sofia)

PROGRAMME

LECTURES

*The time-slots include 45 min. presentation and 45 min. discussion

19 April, 2021 (Monday)

11:00 – 12:30 Gheorghe Alexandru Niculescu (Romania) / “Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest – “The politics we are trained to ignore – part 1”

  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Gheorghe Alexandru Niculescu (Romania) / “Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest – “The politics we are trained to ignore – part 2”

  • 15:30 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:45 Bettina Arnold (USA) / University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Anthropology – “The Relationship between Archaeology and Politics: Still Faustian but not much of a Bargain”

20 April, 2021 (Tuesday)

11:00 – 12:30 Susanne Grunwald (Germany) / Independent researcher – “History of archaeology as entangled history. The reorganization of the German Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology after 1945”

  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30 Dimitris Tziovas (UK/Greece) / University of Birmingham, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies – “The Parthenon and the Politics of Heritage: From Eternal Glory to Critical History”

  • 15:30 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:45 Bettina Arnold (USA) / University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Anthropology – “The Warrior that Wasn’t: the Interplay between Politics and the Archaeology of Gender”

21 April, 2021 (Wednesday)

11:00 – 12:30 Dimitris Tziovas (UK/Greece) / University of Birmingham, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies – “The rediscoveries of Greece: From the ancient ruins to the ruins of crisis”

  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Dimitris Plantzos (Greece) / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of History and Archaeology – “Archaeopolitics I: the second life of statues”

  • 15:30 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:45 Dimitris Plantzos (Greece) / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of History and Archaeology – “Archaeopolitics II: the everyday archaeologies of trauma”

Programme (PDF)

Participants and Abstracts (PDF)

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ETHNIC PHENOMENA AND THE PERVASIVENESS OF METHODOLOGICAL NATIONALISM

PROGRAMME

WORKSHOP

*The time-slots include 25 min. presentation and 15 min. discussion

22 April, 2021 (Thursday)

  • Morning session / Moderator: James Harland

10:00 – 10:40 Gheorghe Alexandru-Niculescu (Romania) / The Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology “The ethnicization of the past through tacit understandings and explicit definitions

10:40 – 11:20 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.”

  • 11:20 – 11:50 Coffee break

11:50 – 12:30 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”

12:30 – 13:10 Stefan Burmeister (Germany) / Museum und Park Kalkriese, Museum Department “The culture concept as a Trojan horse of a nationalistic agenda?”

  • 13:10 – 14:10 Lunch break
  • Afternoon session / Moderator: Giorgos Vavouranakis

14:10 – 14:50 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”

14:50 – 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 Bettina Arnold (USA) / University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Anthropology “The Perils of a Usable Past: Archaeology’s Journey from Culture History to Culture Wars

Programme (PDF)

Participants and Abstracts (PDF)

THE IMPACT OF THE POLITICAL ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH

PROGRAMME

COLLOQUIUM

*The time-slots include 20 min. presentation and 10 min. discussion

23 April, 2021 (Friday)

  • Morning session / Moderator: Gheorghe Alexandru Niculescu

10:00-10:30 Ivo Strahilov (Bulgaria) / Sofia University, Department of History and Theory of Culture “Shared and Contested: Cultural Heritage of Southeastern Europe in National, Regional and European Perspective. The case of Trebenishte Necropolis”

10:30-11:00 Anastasia Vergaki (Greece) / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of History and Archaeology “Searching for the Power of the Multitude: political and ritual dimensions of Minoan neopalatial domestic architecture”

11:00-11:30 Zenta Broka-Lace (Latvia) / University of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy “Archaeological ethics under the hammer and sickle in Latvia (1940-1941; 1944-1991)”

  • 11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-12:30 Oana Dichel (Romania) / “Babeş-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca, Doctoral School History. Civilization. Culture within the Faculty of History and Philosophy “Involvement of the political factor in the research and promotion of archeology in Romania post ’89”

12:30-13:00 Hüseyin Burak Soy (Turkey) / Middle East Technical University, Settlement Archaeology “Peace and Conflict on Heritage: A Comparison of Greece and Turkey World Heritage Lists for the Study of the Concept of Heritage as a Tool for Peace”

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
  • Afternoon session / Moderator: Dimitris Plantzos

14:00-14:30 Miglena Stamberova (Bulgaria) / Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Thracian Archaeology “Archaeology during the Communism in Bulgaria”

14:30-15:00 Klairi Gianniri (Greece) / National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of History and Archaeology “Politics on a small scale: Archaeological ethnography as a lens of understanding community politics”

15:00-15:30 Paulina Florjanowicz (Poland) / Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology “Polish archaeologists’ approach towards Nazism and Stalinism (1939 – 1956)”

  • 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:30 Natalija Cosic (Serbia) / University of Belgrade, Department of Archeology “Making-of Lepenski Vir”

16:30-17:00 Cosmin Minea (UK/Romania) / University of Birmingham, Department of Art History “Transnational Relations and National Identity: The Renewal of the Architectural Heritage in 19th Century Romania”

Programme (PDF)

Participants and Abstracts (PDF)

24 April, 2021 (Saturday)

10:00-12:00 Virtual visit (3D Tour: http://naim.bg/en/tour/) – National Archeological Museum, Sofia

Each participant will do the tour on their own and think on the following questions:

a/ what is better or worse than what could have happened during an on-site museum visit?

b/ the difference between the two kinds of experiences regarding the political meanings conveyed by the museum and its exhibits?

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 14:30 LIVE talk by Dr. Kamen Boyadziev ||Head of Exhibitions, National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences||, followed by a discussion

Details
Start: April 19
End: April 24
Venue
Venue Name: Zoom Platform
Organizer
Organizer Name: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia