Surplus without the State: Political forms in Prehistory – Archaeol. Conference of Central Germany

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10/19/2017 - 10/21/2017 | Halle (Saale)

Surplus without the State: Political forms in Prehistory – Archaeol. Conference of Central Germany

Various forms of socio-political organisation enabled exceptional economic, demographic, architectural and ceremonial achievements around the world in prehistoric times. However, the social structures of these societies would not match the "classic" definition of a state. Of course, the topic has been a recurrent implicit subject of prehistory as a matter but has, up to now, never been in its direct focus.

The Archaeological Conference of Central Germany is hosted annually by the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt. It is an international meeting which takes up a current topic and promotes a scientific discussion by consulting and contrasting the expertise of the relevant specialists in order to gain fundamental new insights.

This year’s conference is devoted to the topic "Surplus without the State". The conference aims to take a comparative approach on forms of socio-political organisation in Prehistory in a global perspective. These social structures of prehistoric societies, which had reached exceptional economic, demographic, architectural and ceremonial achievements, would not match the »classic« definition of a state. Of course the topic has been a recurrent implicit subject of prehistoric as a matter but has, up to now, never been in its direct focus.

In this sense, the conference also aims to address the reasons for growth and decline of certain forms of socio-political organisation. Case studies will be presented from Europe, Africa, Asia as well as North and South America.

Information on participating / attending:
Conference fee: 45 € per participant, reduced 20 €

Date:

10/19/2017 14:00 - 10/21/2017 14:00

Registration deadline:

10/02/2017

Event venue:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Steintor-Campus
Hörsaal I
Adam-Kuckhoff-Straße 35
06108 Halle (Saale)
Sachsen-Anhalt
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Cultural sciences, History / archaeology, Philosophy / ethics, Politics, Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference

Entry:

09/01/2017

Sender/author:

Alfred Reichenberger

Department:

Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Event is free:

no

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event58298

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