Conferences + Workshops

International Conference on Archaeological Prospection (ICAP)

Mar 28, 2023 to Apr 01, 2023

Kiel University

International Conference on Archaeological Prospection (ICAP).

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Conference: Urban Knowledge Transfer in Serial Sources. Administration, Routines and Society in Europe's Late Medieval Towns

Mar 30, 2023 to Apr 01, 2023

Internationales Begenungszentrum Kiel (IBZ)

"Innerstädtischer Wissenstransfer in seriellen Quellen. Verwaltung, Alltag und Gesellschaft in den spätmittelalterlichen Kommunen Europas"

The Late Middle Ages have received numerous apt characterisations – amongst others ‘age of the explosion of scripturality’. Since the 12th century, urban Western and Central Europe had emerged as a place of a highly productive scripturality.The availability of new writing materials as well as a change in the perception of the benefits of scripturality played an important role which enabled the aspiring cities and towns of Western Europe to face the challenges of self-organisation and administration. Scripturality, as a medium detached from persons and individual memory to store information and to cope with everyday challenges, has been considered a productive field of medieval studies.
The international conference on ‘Knowledge Transfer in Serial Sources. Administration, Experience / Everyday Life and Society in Europe’s Late Medieval Towns’ to be held in Kiel aims at reflecting the results of the statistical analyses of the last decades, comparing methods and perspectives from different European regions as well as discussing future developments.The three main topics of interest concern the formation of entries in serial sources, possible processes of knowledge transfer and change, as well as potential law (s) of seriality.


Participation free of charge.
!!! Registrations until March 25, 2023 to Mrs. Göldner: !!!


Max Grund:
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Conference "Comparative Guts"

Jun 07, 2023 to Jun 09, 2023

Kunsthalle Kiel, Düsternbrooker Weg 1, 24105 Kiel

This international conference focuses on the representation of human innards (especially those involved in digestion and nutrition, what English refers to as ‘guts’) in a variety of contexts. It aims to avoid the implicit framework of Eurocentrism by bringing together body representations from different regions, times and layers of human cultural production, emphasizing their irreducible variety and refusing to rank disciplines or contexts. Sensual experience, learned anatomy, religious feelings, medical practices, emotions, political sentiments, decorative intentions, ‘art’: each of these testifies to human reflections about our ‘embodied’ life, and each is valid in its own terms. ‘Comparative Guts’ accordingly explores the approaches of visual methods and image interpretation by foregrounding the potential of images to mediate anthropological information — with ‘image’ meaning not only the visually, optically perceived, but also mental images accessed through proprioceptive feelings, projection, auditory and olfactory stimulation.

Chiara Thumiger

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