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Kiel Plant Center und Exzellenzcluster ROOTS beim Science Day Kiel

Sep 30, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Westring 385, 24118 Kiel

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Was macht eine Pflanze krank? Wie verteidigen sich Pflanzen gegen Krankheiten? Und wie hilft die Pflanzenforschung vergangene menschliche Kulturen zu verstehen? Am Science Day in der KielRegion am 30. September päsentieren das Kiel Plant Center und der Exzellenzcluster ROOTS eine Reihe von Mitmachaktivitäten, bei denen interessierte Menschen nicht nur viel über Pflanzen lernen können, sondern auch erfahren, wie Forschung Fachgrenzen überwindet. 

Der Science Day ist der Höhepunkt von Schleswig-Holsteins größter Wissenschaftsveranstaltung, dem "Festival der Wissenschaft" in der KielRegion, und gleichzeitig Teil der europaweiten European Researchers’ Night. Europaweit laden Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler am 30. September zum Lernen, Forschen und Entdecken ein.  

Das Programm in Kiel ist genauso bunt und vielfältig wie die Wissenschaft selbst. Von Geschichte über Ethik, Digitalisierung und Sprachwissenschaft bis zu den Naturwissenschaften ist alles dabei. An insgesamt 10 Standorten in Kiel gibt es jede Menge zu entdecken. Einer davon ist die Mensa I der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel am Westring, wo sich die Forscherinnen und Forscher des KPC und des Exzellenzclusters ROOTS auf möglichst neugierige Gäste freuen. 

Eine weitere Möglichkeit, sich über vergangene menschliche Gesellschaften und wie man sie erforscht zu informieren, besteht bei der Aktion „Meet-a-scientist“ in der Seeburg an der Kiellinie.


„Das Festival der Wissenschaft bietet damit viel mehr als einfach nur ein kurzweiliges Programm“, so Kiels Oberbürgermeister und Schirmherr des Festivals Ulf Kämpfer: „Die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Kiel und aus der KielRegion öffnen uns allen die Türen in die Welt der Wissenschaft und Forschung. Vielleicht wird damit der Grundstein für ganz neue Berufswünsche bei jungen Besucherinnen und Besuchern geweckt. Auf jeden Fall trägt das Festival seit Jahren zur Stärkung unseres Wissenschaftsstandortes bei und führt zu internationaler Sichtbarkeit.“
 
Der Eintritt zu allen Veranstaltungen ist frei, zwischen den Veranstaltungsorten gibt es einen kostenlosen Shuttle. Außerdem können Besucherinnen und Besucher die SprottenFlotte am 30. September mit dem Gutscheincode Scienceday kostenfrei nutzen.

Das gesamt Programm finden Sie hier:

Das Angebot von Kiel Plant Center und Exzellenzcluster ROOTS finden Sie hier:

Meet a Scientist in der Seeburg
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Das Kiel Plant Center 
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Anthropogenic Dark Earth Colloquium (ADEC)

Oct 04, 2022 to Oct 07, 2022

The term ‘Anthropogenic Dark Earth’ (ADE) is not well defined, although since the 1980s, thick and homogeneous dark soil layers with little sign of stratification were described as ADE. They are rich in organic material and charcoal, which gives them a characteristic dark colour. Such soils appear in ancient rural and urban settlements, in many chronological and geographical contexts.

Despite similar character, ADEs were formed by diverse social practices and environmental processes. Since the first description, development of research, especially in geoarchaeological analysis, has pointed out a great variety of possible origins of ADE. Today it is well known that the ADE phenomenon is widespread far beyond Northwestern Europe. They are an archive of information concerning environmental and social change, subsistence and resilience strategies. While a growing number of case studies examining the ADE phenomenon appeared, there is still a lack of coherent research methodology hindering the possibility of comparative studies on the global scale.

Independent from cultural and environmental conditions, all types of ADE apparently developed by intensive utilization of settlement space as a result of deposition of waste, charred residues, and biomass ashes. A comparative study of ADE in different environmental and chronological settings can be an important step forward towards a general understanding of the ADE phenomenon, which may generate contributions to today’s issues like increasing urbanization, climatic crisis and circular economy. In this regard, the interdisciplinary workshop Anthropogenic Dark Earth Colloquium (ADEC) wants to make a first step towards a comprehensive understanding of the Dark Earth phenomenon from a comparative global perspective. Leading specialists in this field will come together and discuss the development of a coherent interdisciplinary research methodology for both, approaches to sample analysis and interpretations in social and environmental contexts. The ADEC will take place in Kiel from 4th to 8th October, including excursions to Hedeby and Lübeck, two UNESCO World Heritage sites connected to the Dark Earth Phenomenon in Schleswig-Holstein. The event is partly hold in a hybrid format.

 

Organizing team

  • Jens Schneeweiß
  • Eileen Eckmeier
  • Paweł Cembrzyński

 

Coordination and contact:

Caterina Schneider, Email

Caterina Schneider

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

Oct 04, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Room 105, LS1

ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

*not open to the public

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Subcluster Knowledge ROOTS Meeting

Oct 12, 2022

Schloss Gottorf

  • "Emotions in Caelius Aurelianus" by Krystal Marlier
     

More information will follow in due time

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Urban Talks is the Urban ROOTS early career researchers’ discussion group

Oct 13, 2022

Topic: "Discussion over parts of a book by G. Böhme, Atmospheric Architectures. The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces (2017)
pp. 14-35; 69-79.

For materials and further information please contact Paweł Cembrzyński 

 

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Subcluster Knowledge ROOTS Meeting

Oct 26, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Conference room, Olshausenstraße 80a, Kiel University

  • "The social Context of Technology - Between Agency and Tradition" by Moiken Hinrichs

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

Nov 01, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Room 105, LS1

ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

*not open to the public
 

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Urban Talks is the Urban ROOTS early career researchers’ discussion group

Nov 03, 2022

Topic: "Discussion over parts of a book by G. Böhme, Atmospheric Architectures. The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces (2017)
pp. 14-35; 69-79.

For materials and further information please contact Paweł Cembrzyński 

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Lecture Series: Grenzen (in) der Stadt – Ivo Van der Graaf

Nov 07, 2022 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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  • Ivo Van der Graaf (Durham, University of New Hampshire)

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Subcluster Knowledge ROOTS Meeting

Nov 09, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Conference room, Olshausenstraße 80a, Kiel University

  • "Chaos and kosmos: An Ecocritical Reading of Seneca's Thyestes" by Simona Martorana

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Lecture Series: Grenzen (in) der Stadt – Gil Klein

Nov 21, 2022 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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  •   Gil Klein (Los Angeles) [to be confirmed]

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Urban Talks is the Urban ROOTS early career researchers’ discussion group

Nov 24, 2022

Topic: "Discussion over parts of a book by G. Böhme, Atmospheric Architectures. The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces (2017)
pp. 14-35; 69-79.

For materials and further information please contact Paweł Cembrzyński 

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Subcluster Knowledge ROOTS Meeting

Nov 30, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Conference room, Olshausenstraße 80a, Kiel University

  • "English Medieval Cathedrals as Knowledge Hubs" by Marie Jäcker 
  • "Entering the garden - thoughts at the threshold" by Dana Zentgraf

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

Dec 06, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Room 105, LS1

ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

*not open to the public

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Subcluster Knowledge ROOTS Meeting

Dec 14, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Conference room, Olshausenstraße 80a, Kiel University

  • "Finding a place to heal: Why is there a sanctuary on Tiber island?" by Sascha Boelke
  • Benjamin Serbe

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Urban Talks is the Urban ROOTS early career researchers’ discussion group

Dec 15, 2022

Topic: "Discussion over parts of a book by G. Böhme, Atmospheric Architectures. The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces (2017)
pp. 14-35; 69-79.

For materials and further information please contact Paweł Cembrzyński 

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Lecture Series: Grenzen (in) der Stadt – ​Emiliano Urcioli

Dec 19, 2022 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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  • Emiliano Urcioli (Erfurt)

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Urban Talks is the Urban ROOTS early career researchers’ discussion group

Jan 05, 2023

Topic: "Discussion over parts of a book by G. Böhme, Atmospheric Architectures. The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces (2017)
pp. 14-35; 69-79.

For materials and further information please contact Paweł Cembrzyński 

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Subcluster Knowledge ROOTS Meeting

Jan 11, 2023 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Conference room, Olshausenstraße 80a, Kiel University

  • "Agricultural methods and tools in the Nordic Bronze Age" by Fiona Walker-Friedrichs
  • "Tracing pathways: the funerary landscape and the spreading of metal technology in the Southern Caucasus (4th-1st mill. BC)" by Stefania Fiori

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Lecture Series: Grenzen (in) der Stadt – ​Barbara Borg

Jan 16, 2023 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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  • Barbara Borg (Pisa)

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Lecture Series: Grenzen (in) der Stadt – Benjamin Schliesser

Jan 23, 2023 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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  • ​Benjamin Schliesser (Bern)

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Urban Talks is the Urban ROOTS early career researchers’ discussion group

Jan 26, 2023

Topic: "Discussion over parts of a book by G. Böhme, Atmospheric Architectures. The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces (2017)
pp. 14-35; 69-79.

For materials and further information please contact Paweł Cembrzyński 

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Lecture Series: Grenzen (in) der Stadt – ​Konrad Ottenheym

Jan 30, 2023 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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  • Konrad Ottenheym (Utrecht)

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Amber – a Connector of Knowledge and Societies

Feb 23, 2023 12:00 AM to Feb 25, 2023 12:00 AM

Amber in prehistory is still a big and important topic. Therefore, we would like to invite you to a joint workshop on amber as a "link between knowledge and societies" in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS in Kiel.
The aim of the workshop is to gain an overview of the European amber trade from the Late Neolithic to the Iron Age, less with regard to possible exchange routes than to the social aspect of the people who had access to amber. The main topic will be the social context of amber.

Symposia on amber have a long tradition since the analysis of Baltic amber by C.W. Beck. Much has been discussed about origin, exchange and possible course of exchange routes. We know in which regions amber appears in the archaeological find context and about its frequency in the individual regions. But what was its importance for the societies of that time and which group of people really had access to this strange stone from the north. Is amber just as important in the north at its source as it was in far away Mycenae? Who wore the large amber necklaces, who wore only pendants, who had access to raw amber? Who worked it? Were its flammable and electrostatic properties known? These are all questions we want to explore together in this workshop in order to gain as comprehensive a Europe-wide understanding as possible of the importance of amber in different societies.
Individual presentations will provide an overview of the social environments in which amber occurs. Does it occur primarily in dumps, in graves, or in settlements? Is it socialized with women and children or different age groups, or is it only encountered in rich graves or special burials? What does this say about the appreciation of amber in each society? Is it possible to find uniform patterns across Europe and do they differ depending on how close they are to the resource amber (succinite/simetite/ruminite)? Do we know which groups of people were involved in the amber trade or its processing and which group of people or region benefited from it?

We will try to answer the following questions in our workshop.

  • - What was the social status of the bearers of the amber?
  • - Can age, gender or wealth differences be determined?
  • - Is it possible to identify traders or the buyers?
  • - Is there a change in the knowledge about amber (origin, use, function)?
  • - What new methods for determining origin do we know?

 
The workshop is scheduled for 3 days, February 23-25, 2023. An excursion to one of the amber-rich coasts on the North Sea with a museum visit is planned.
This Workshop is organised by the subcluster Knowledge in the context of the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS of Kiel University.

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