Subcluster Meetings Archive

Subcluster Conflicts Retreat*

Feb 01, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Room 105, Leibnizstr. 1

Subcluster Conflicts Retreat.

*Closed event of the subcluster, in presence.

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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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Social Inequalities Meeting

Jan 24, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Room 123, Leibnizstr. 3, 24118 Kiel

Subcluster Social Inequalities Meeting.

For more information please contact Tim Kerig (email)

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Social Inequalities Forum

Jan 24, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Room 105, Leibnizstr. 1, 24118 Kiel

Social Inequalities Forum.

Title "Archaeological Narrative Currencies and the Capability Approach” with Vesa Arponen.

The program of the Social Inequalities Forum of the Winter Term 2022-23 can be downloaded here.

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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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Social Inequalities Forum

Jan 10, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Room 105, Leibnizstr. 1, 24118 Kiel

Social Inequalities Forum.

Title: "Linking Taxes and Inequality to Variability of Governance" with Gary Feinman.

For more information please contact Tim Kerig (Email)

The program of the Social Inequalities Forum of the Winter Term 2022-23 can be downloaded here.

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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 Conflict ROOTS Meeting

Dec 16, 2022 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Technische Fakultät, Kaiserstr. 2, 24143 Kiel, Gebäude C, Raum "Faculty Club"

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!! Cancelled: 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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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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Subcluster Inequalities Meeting

Dec 13, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Room 123, Leibnizstr. 3, 24118 Kiel

Subcluster Inequalities Meeting.

For more information please contact Tim Kerig (Email)

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Social Inequalities Forum

Dec 13, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Room 105, Leibnizstr. 1, 24118 Kiel

Social Inequalities Forum.

Title “Reframing Premodern Governance” by Gary Feinman.

For more information please contact Tim Kerig (Email)

The program of the Social Inequalities Forum of the Winter Term 2022-23 can be downloaded here.

Social Inequalities Forum Schedule

 

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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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Social Inequalities Forum

Nov 29, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Room 123, Leibnizstr. 3, 24118 Kiel

Pawel Cembrzynski: "Inequality in medieval towns and how to find it."

Abstract:

A medieval town was inhabited by a whole spectrum of people with a different social backgrounds like patricians, artisans, clergy, noble and poor. It was characterised by different levels of inequality of wealth and status. This talk will show the possibilities of tracing such inequality in medieval towns.

A common way to study wealth inequality is through tax registers, property value and wages. Additionally, sociotopographic approach studies the spatial distribution of wealth and property values in a town. Nevertheless, the perspective given by written records has specific flows as it concerns mostly well-situated upper classes of urban society. The question is if a more nuanced picture of inequality can be seen through the material culture and structure of the built environment. Medieval urban archaeology approaches the issue of inequality, looking mainly at luxury and quality of life. Luxurious objects are those that are known to be expensive, rare or hard to get. Such artefacts need to be analysed within the local context. The quality and quantity of material culture found on urban plots can show the inhabitants' potential wealth and status. The more diversified this culture is, the more wealthy the owners might be. The study of quality of life in medieval archaeology goes a step further. It looks not only at portable artefacts but also at the quality of housing (construction, material, heating, light, decoration etc.), access to water supply and waste disposal as well localisation. Despite this positivistic view, the biggest challenge is understanding the depositional and post-depositional processes. The reason why artefacts ended in an archaeological context and not always clear and can blur our understanding of medieval inequality.

For more information please contact Tim Kerig (Email)

The program of the Social Inequalities Forum of the Winter Term 2022-23 can be downloaded here.

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

Nov 24, 2022

Olshausenstrasse 80a, seminar room

Topic: Discussion over the paper by ME Smith “Empirical Urban Theory for Archaeologists” Journal of  Archaeological Methods adn Theory (2011) 18:167–192.

For materials and further information please contact Paweł Cembrzyński pcembrzynski@roots.uni-kiel.de

 

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ROOTS of Inequalities Meeting

Nov 15, 2022 from 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Room 123, Leibnizstr. 3, 24118 Kiel

ROOTS of Inequalities Meeting.

For more information please contact Tim Kerig (Email)

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

Nov 03, 2022 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Topic: Discussion over the paper by F. De Matteis "The city as a Mode of Perception: Corporeal Dynamics in Urban Space" in Aletta F. and Xiao J. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Perception-Driven Approaches to Urban Assessment and Design (2018), 436-457

For materials and further information please contact Paweł Cembrzyński pcembrzynski@roots.uni-kiel.de

Paweł Cembrzyński

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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 12, 2022

Schloss Gottorf

  • "Emotions in Caelius Aurelianus" by Krystal Marlier
     

More information will follow in due time

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Reading Circle: Conflict/Conciliation on "Sanctioned Violence/Cosmology of Violence in Early China"

Aug 26, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual meeting

If you would like to participate, please contact Anna K. Loy aloy@roots.uni-kiel.de

 

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Urban Talks

Jul 07, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Kiel University, Leibnizstr. 3, Rm. 123

Topic: "Discussion over parts of a book by M. Eliade The Sacred and The Profane, concerning crossing the sacral borders."

Urban ROOTS early career researchers discussion group.

For materials and further information please contact Paweł Cembrzyński pcembrzynski@roots.uni-kiel.de

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Reading Circle: Conflict / Conciliation on "Warrior Mentality II"

Jun 24, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

virtual meeting

If you would like to participate, please contact Anna K. Loy

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Communication Platform Meeting

Jun 22, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Virtual

Communication Platform Meeting.

For more information and the link to the videoconference please contact Ilka Rau (Email) or Katrin Schöps (Email)

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Urban Talks

Jun 02, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Topic: Introduction to urban borders. Discussion over several short classical texts.

For details please ask Paweł Cembrzyński (pcembrzynski@roots.uni-kiel.de).

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Communication Platform Meeting

May 11, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Virtual

Communication Platform Meeting.

For more information and the link to the videoconference please contact Ilka Rau (Email) or Katrin Schöps (Email)

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Subcluster Urban ROOTS meeting

Apr 13, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

virtual meeting

Meeting of the Work-Group: Religion / sacred and profane

Wednesday, 13.4.22, 10.00 Uhr (s.t.)

For more information and the zoom link please contact Philipp Kobusch kobusch@klassarch.uni-kiel.de

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Communication Platform Meeting

Apr 06, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Virtual

++++++++ This meeting was brought forward from 7.4. to 6.4.2022 ++++++++++

For more information and the link to the videoconference please contact Ilka Rau (Email) or Katrin Schöps (Email)

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Social Inequalities Forum: "An introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)" (by Dr. Judith Glaesser, Tübingen)

Mar 29, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

online

Judith Glaesser

An introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): from the example of relative educational poverty to first archaeological applications
Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) was developed by the political scientist and sociologist Charles Ragin – the method has not been applied in archaeology yet. QCA cannot easily be allocated either to the quantitative or the qualitative research tradition, it combines elements from both. Cases are at the core of the analysis. Cases can be anything: an individual, a region, a site… QCA treats cases holistically, as combinations of attributes. Based on formal logic, set theory and Boolean algebra, QCA analyses combinations of conditions which are sufficient and/or necessary for the outcome under study. Thus, it is able to take account of the context in which factors have their effects.
In her presentation, Judith Glaesser will give an overview of QCA, and, drawing on relative educational poverty as an example, she will demonstrate its application. In an open discussion we will try to transfer the approach from the sociological case study of contemporary social inequalities into the sphere of archaeology and related subjects.

CV Judith Glaesser
Judith Glaesser is a research fellow at the Methods Center, Tübingen University. She took a degree (Diplom) in psychology at Konstanz University, followed by a PhD in sociology also at Konstanz. She then spent 10 years at the School of Education, Durham University, UK, first as research fellow, then as lecturer and senior lecturer. She came to Tübingen in 2016 initially to work at the Tübingen School of Education, joining the Methods Center in 2018.
Her areas of research are sociology of education and research methods, in particular the set-theoretic method Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), and she also has an interest in research design more generally.
Personal website: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/142589

Selected publications:
Glaesser, J. (2021). Relative educational poverty: conceptual and empirical issues. Quality & Quantity, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-021-01226-3
Glaesser, J. (2021). Exploring the issue of asymmetry in analysing educational poverty using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). Methological Innovations,
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/20597991211040062
Cooper, B. & Glaesser, J. (2016). Analysing necessity and sufficiency with Qualitative Comparative Analysis: how do results vary as case weights change? Quality & Quantity 50(1): 327-346.
Cooper, B. & Glaesser, J. (2016). Exploring the robustness of set theoretic findings from a large n fsQCA: An illustration from the sociology of education. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 19(4): 445-459.
Cooper, B. & Glaesser, J. (2016). Qualitative Comparative Analysis, necessary conditions and limited diversity: some problematic consequences of Schneider and Wagemann’s Enhanced Standard Analysis. Field Methods 28(3): 300-315.
Glaesser, J. (2015). Young people's educational careers in England and Germany. Integrating survey and interview analysis via Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Glaesser, J. & Cooper, B. (2014). Exploring the consequences of a recalibration of causal conditions when assessing sufficiency with fuzzy set QCA. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 17(4): 387-401.
Glaesser, J. & Cooper, B. (2014). Using Rational Action Theory and Bourdieu's Habitus theory together to account for Educational Decision-making in England and Germany. Sociology 48(3): 463-481.
Cooper, B., Glaesser, J., Hammersley, M. & Gomm, R. (2012). Challenging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide. Explorations in Case-focused Causal Analysis. London: Continuum.

For more information and the videoconference link, please contact Tim Kerig

tkerig@roots.uni-kiel.de

Find the ZOOM link here:
https://uni-kiel.zoom.us/j/68119123383?pwd=RGx6M3oxaXhIZWlTMDNPTWtmNmhkZz09

Meeting-ID: 681 1912 3383
Kenncode: 965429

 

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Communication Platform Meeting

Mar 09, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Virtual

+++++++This meeting was postponed from 23.2. to 9.3.++++++

For more information and the link to the videoconference please contact Ilka Rau (Email) or Katrin Schöps (Email)

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Subcluster Urban ROOTS Retreat

Feb 11, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

online

The Urban ROOTS Retreat will take place online with the following programm:

9.00-10.15: Interlinkage-Gruppe Neighbourhood/City Quarters (A. Haug)
10.15-11.30: Interlinkage-Gruppe Sakralität und Profanität (Ph. Kobusch)
11.30-12.45: Interlinkage-Gruppe Sozialtopographien (P. Kreuz)
12.45-13.45: Mittagspause
13.45-15.15: Budget 2022 [hier sind auch 5-Min-Kurzvorstellungen der NEU beantragten Projekte vorgesehen]
15.15 - 17.00 (max.): Projektpräsentationen und Diskussionen von Projekten (P. Cembrzynski; P. Kreuz; U. Müller; G. Schwedler)

For more information and the videoconference link, please contact Annette Haug (ahaug@klassarch.uni-kiel.de)

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Urban Talk

Jan 27, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Virtual

Urban Talk.

Topic: "Perception of emptiness in urban space".

Discussion on the paper written by Monica L. Smith Urban empty spaces. Contentious places for consensus-building (here)

For more information and details for the videoconference, please contact Paweł Cembrzyński (email)

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Communication Platform Meeting

Jan 18, 2022 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM

Virtual

Communication Platform Meeting.

For more information and the link to the videoconference please contact Ilka Rau (Email) or Katrin Schöps (Email)

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Reflective Turn Meeting

Jan 17, 2022 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM

Virtual

Reflective Turn Meeting.

For more information and the link to the video conference, please contact Vesa Arponen (Email)

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Subcluster ROOTS of Inequalities 2022 Retreat

Jan 14, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Virtual

Subcluster ROOTS of Inequalities 2022 Retreat.

For more information, please contact Tim Kerig (Email)

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Subcluster Diets Meeting

Jan 11, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Virtual

Subcluster Diets Meeting.

For more information and the link to the videoconference please contact the speakers of the subcluster (Cheryl Makarewicz and Ben Krause-Kyora).

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Urban Talks

Jan 06, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Urban Talks.

At this meeting, we will explore a theme of Urban Agency by discussing a paper by Dr. Julia Kroh (Institute for Innovation Research, CAU Kiel; Denkraum program): Sustain(able) urban (eco)systems: Stakeholder-related success factors in urban innovation projects, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120767. If you would like to read the text and participate, please contact Paweł Cembrzyński (Email).

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Subcluster ROOTS of Conflict 2021 Retreat

Subcluster Inequalities Meeting

Dec 07, 2021 from 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Virtual

Subcluster Inequalities Meeting.

For more information and the videoconference link, please contact Tim Kerig (email)

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Subcluster Inequalities Meeting

Nov 02, 2021 from 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Virtual

Subcluster Inequalities Meeting.

For more information and the link for the videoconference please contact Tim Kerig (Email)

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Reading Circle: Conflict and Conciliation on "Different readings of Hobbes"

Oct 01, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual

Reading Circle Conflict and Conciliation on "Different readings of Hobbes".

If you would like to participate, please contact Anna K. Loy (aloy@roots.uni-kiel.de)

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Reading Circle: Conflict/Conciliation on "Anthropologie der Konflikte"

Jun 11, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Reading Circle: Conflict/Conciliation on "Anthropologie der Konflikte"

 

If you would like to participate, please contact Anna K. Loy (aloy@roots.uni-kiel.de)

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Subcluster Conflict and Conciliation Meeting

Jun 10, 2021 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Virtual

Subcluster "Conflict and Conciliation"

For more information and the videoconference link please contact Jens Schneeweiss Email

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Social Inequalities Forum: "Indus economics: insights into egalitarian urbanism in South Asia’s first cities" by Adam Green (Cambridge University)

May 20, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

Virtual

Adam S. Green (Cambridge University) will give a talk on "Indus economics: insights into egalitarian urbanism in South Asia´s first cities" in the framework of the Social Inequalities Forum.

Water Buffalo - Green Paper Forum

Water Buffalo Seal from Banawali, Accession Number BNL13185 in the Banawali Section of the Central Antiquity Collection, Archaeological Survey of India. Special thanks to the Archaeological Survey of India.

Abstract: There was a remarkable lack of inequality in the Indus Civilisation, home to South Asia’s first cities and one of the world’s earliest Bronze Age societies. And yet, Indus settlements were expansive, numerous and planned, with a specialised and intensified agro-pastoral political economy that provided substantial benefits to a wide cross-section of people. The first excavators of the Indus civilisation were struck by its relative egalitarianism, but later generations of archaeologists tried to “normalise” the Indus by inventing questionable indirect proxies for inequality. After all, traditional theories of urbanisation suggest that the stratified distribution of wealth and power were prerequisites for specialised large-scale political economies. In this talk, I will review evidence for inequality in the Indus context, and through the analyses of data from both urban and rural settlements, explore how its absence may have impacted many different domains of Indus life. I argue that these patterns can help us test and refine a range of political economic theories about information, inequality, and governance. 

 

For more information and details please contact René Ohlrau rohlrau@roots.uni-kiel.de

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Social Inequalities Forum: "What can the modern languages of India tell us about its past? The contribution of linguistics to interpreting ancient Indian history" by J. Peterson (Kiel Uni)

May 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Virtual

John Peterson (Kiel University) will give a talk on "What can the modern languages of India tell us about its past? The contribution of linguistics to interpreting ancient Indian history" in the framework of the Social Inequalities Forum.

John Peterson
Abstract: In my talk I will show some of the ways in which linguists can contribute to uncovering various aspects of ancient Indian history. While the traditional comparative method of historical linguistics is well known outside of linguistics, more recent methods generally are not. I will therefore concentrate on these newer developments.

Recent studies have shown that modern Indo-Aryan languages, regardless of their internal genealogical relationships, are clearly split into an eastern and a western group with respect to structural properties, although there are no natural boundaries (e.g., rivers, deserts, mountains, etc.) which could account for this. While the eastern languages share many similarities with neighboring Munda (Austro-Asiatic) and northern/eastern Dravidian languages, the western languages tend to cluster with neighboring southern/western Dravidian languages. This suggests a considerable amount of language contact in earlier times between these different language families and eastern and western Indo-Aryan, respectively.

A closer look at these two groups reveals that eastern Indo-Aryan languages have undergone massive morphological simplification in the past 2,000 – 2,500 years. This suggests that large numbers of speakers of these earlier languages were adult learners using older Indo-Aryan as a lingua franca in inter-ethnic communication, while retaining their home languages for intra-group communication. By contrast, we do not find such drastic simplifications in western Indo-Aryan languages and some languages, such as Konkani on the west coast, may even show signs of increased complexity. This last situation is typical of long-term, stable bilingualism from childhood onward. Taken together, these facts suggest that ca. 2,000 – 2,500 years ago there was a considerably higher level of ethnic and linguistic diversity in eastern India than in the west, similar to what is found today in these parts of the subcontinent.

For more information and the link to the video conference please contact Tim Kerig tkerig@roots.uni-kiel.de

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Reading Circle: Conflict/Conciliation on "Post battle processes" with Stefan Burmeister

May 07, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual

Reading Circle: Conflict/Conciliation on "Post battle processes" with Stefan Burmeister (Museum und Park Kalkriese).

For more details and if you would like to Anna K. Loy (aloy@roots.uni-kiel.de)

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Subcluster Inequalities Burial Mound Group Meeting

May 03, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Virtual

Subcluster Inequalities Burial Mound Group Meeting.

For more information and the videoconference link, please contact Tim Kerig tkerig@roots.uni-kiel.de

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