Announcement 25th A&T Symposium

Stichting Archaeological Dialogues, Leiden University’s Archaeological Forum and the Leiden Archaeology PhD committee are proud to present:

Archaeological Forum

‘Beyond Malinowski’ reconnecting archaeology and anthropology

  • Date: February 21st, 2019 13:00-17:00
  • Venue: Faculty of Archaeology, van Steenisgebouw, Leiden University, Room F104
  • Cost: free
  • Registration deadline: February 15th

Most archaeologists have some basic knowledge of anthropology and ethnography. Every archaeologist has heard of Malinowski’s Kula Ring and Mauss’ Essay sur le don. Occasionally archaeologists even apply their anthropological knowledge to aid them in interpreting their datasets. Without meaning to diminish the importance of Malinowski’s and Mauss’ works, surely archaeology should not ignore the myriad anthropological perspectives developed in the intervening years? At the same time, if archaeology is anthropology or nothing (Willey and Phillips, 1958), then the archaeological perspective might be valuable for anthropology as well. How can both disciplines benefit from one another? SAD would like to invite both archaeologists and anthropologists to join the discussion in order to reconnect both disciplines.

Speakers of different backgrounds will share their experiences and views on this topic.

Program (Abstract Booklet Beyond Malinowski)

13:00                     opening

13:15-13:50        Ellen Finn (Dublin Trinity College) (cancelled)

The power of three: the models of Van Gennep, Hertz and Turner in the funerary archaeology of Prepalatial Crete

13:50-14:25        Piet van de Velde (Leiden University)

On the expansion and demise of the LBK: socio-cultural facts require socio-cultural explanations

14:25-15:00       Mirjam Kars (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Anthropological answers to the ‘archaeological problem’ of Merovingian object-production

15:00-15:15        coffee

15:15-15:50       Eric Venbrux (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Can grave gifts be seen as restorative gifts?

15:50-16:25       Raymond Corbey  (Universiteit Leiden)

Poop, or why life is like a chicken coop ladder 

16:25-17:00       Pieter ter Keurs (Leiden University and National museum of Antiquities)

Archaeology and Anthropology: Problems and Challenges

17:00-17:15        discussion

17:15                     drinks

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