Subcluster Meetings

Social Inequality 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.

 

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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

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

Room 123, Leibnizstr. 3, 24118 Kiel

Social Inequalities Forum.

Title “Reframing Premodern Governance” by Gary Feinman.

 

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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.

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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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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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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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Social Inequality Forum

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

Room 123, Leibnizstr. 3, 24118 Kiel

Social Inequalities Forum.

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

 

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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 Inequality Forum

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

Room 123, Leibnizstr. 3, 24118 Kiel

Social Inequalities Forum.

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

 

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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.

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Social Inequality Forum

Feb 07, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Room 123, Leibnizstr. 3, 24118 Kiel

Social Inequality Forum.

Title: "On the Mounds of Inequality: Prehistoric Burial Mounds in Central Europe Reveal Increasing Inequality Through Four Millennia" by Julian Laabs and Johannes Marzian

 

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Social Inequality Forum

Feb 14, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Room 123, Leibnizstr. 3, 24118 Kiel

Social Inequality Forum.

Title "Subsistence Production, War, and Leadership in New Guinea (and Beyond): The Roots of Social Inequality?”" by Paul Roscoe (The University of Maine).

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