ROOTS Public Lecture Series by JMA-Chair Axel Christophersen (Trondheim) / Lecture Series:Stadt und Wasser / Archäologisches Kolloquium

May 15, 2023 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

Johanna-Mestorf-Str. 2–6 (Eingang 4, Erdgeschoss, R. 28), 24118 Kiel / hybrid

This event is part of the "Lecture Series by JMA-CHAIR", "The Lecture Series Stadt und Wasser" and the "Archäologisches Kolloquium".

Axel Christophersen (Trondheim):
“Why Does She Act this Way”? An Oblique Look at Interdisciplinary Cooperation, Opportunities and Limitations in Archaeological Observation, Documentation and Analysis Work"
The citation is taken from a book of Astrid Lindgren, where a subterranean being wonders why two human legs are sticking out of the ceiling of her earth cave. In interdisciplinary projects, one can be confronted with such questions: What is this? Why is it done that way, etc.? Urban archeology in the Nordic countries has always been much about experimenting and working with natural sciences methods, old and new once. In the wake of such collaborative relationships, notorious challenges have arisen about how different scientific practice traditions are explained (or not) and assumed (or not) by the collaborative partners. Often this theme is reduced to a question of weak communication and a lack of insight into cross-disciplinary routinized practice patterns. But there are more than misunderstanding and superficial communication generating this challenge. It is worth thinking of the fact that in the last instance interdisciplinary cooperation is not about what one intends to do, but what one do. So, what do we do?

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