13th Archaeological Conference of Central Germany: Time is power. Who makes time?

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10/08/2020 - 10/10/2020 | Halle (Saale)

13th Archaeological Conference of Central Germany: Time is power. Who makes time?

The Archaeological Conference of Central Germany is hosted annually by the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt. Based on finds or findings from Central Germany, the international conference addresses selected archaeological topics in order to contribute new insights into the interdisciplinary discussion.

Within the framework of this year's congress, archaeologists, ethnologists, historians and philologists, among others, will address the interplay of time and power. The starting point for these considerations is the Nebra Sky Disc. The astronomical and calendric knowledge encoded on this UNESCO Memory of the World allows us to draw far-reaching conclusions about the social structures of the Early Bronze Age in Central Germany. Using numerous other examples form the Palaeolithic to modern times and from various cultures worldwide, the conference will present different time concepts, calendars and celestial images as well as cosmologies based on astronomical observation. The discussion will be focussed on whether, and to what extent, the determination of time and chronology, which is based on monopolized knowledge, is related to the legitimation of power.

Information on participating / attending:
Due to the corona-related situation and the unpredictable nature of the pandemic developments in October, unfortunately, external listeners are not admitted to the conference. You can watch the lectures online on the video platform Vimeo. The videos are available shortly after the lectures.

COVID-19 note: The organizer reserves the right to cancel the conference at short notice in case of a tightening of COVID-19 measures by state authorities, which would make it impossible to hold the conference.

Date:

10/08/2020 10:00 - 10/10/2020 14:00

Event venue:

Due to the corona-related situation and the unpredictable nature of the pandemic developments in October, unfortunately, external listeners are not admitted to the conference. You can watch the lectures online on the video platform Vimeo. The videos are available shortly after the lectures.
Halle (Saale)
Sachsen-Anhalt
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Cultural sciences, History / archaeology, Physics / astronomy, Politics, Religion

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference, Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion

Entry:

09/15/2020

Sender/author:

Alfred Reichenberger

Department:

Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event66906

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