Let’s Talk about Gender, Baby: rethinking Gender archaeology and new approaches

Let’s Talk about Gender, Baby: rethinking Gender archaeology and new approaches

Date: POSTPONED

Registration: TBA

During this event, we’ll be discussing known and new theoretical approaches in Gender archaeology, such as post-colonialism, queer theory, and critic of the hegemonic masculinity.

Gender archaeology attempts to give voice to women, children and no-cis categories in past times, whose role was essential in the development and maintenance of the society. Many studies based on scientific methodologies, such as bioarchaeology or material culture studies, has helped to understand gender relationships in the past and the importance of women in the (Pre)history. The following symposium is formed by a series of talks, elaborated by an interdisciplinary group of specialized speakers, focused on different theoretical approaches and applied methodologies with a gender perspective. We invite all interested students and (young) researchers to share their outcomes with poster presentations and partake in the plenary discussion, without any limitations in the period or area of study.

Programme

09:30-10:00 Registration (open from 9:30 onwards)

10:00-10:15 Welcome & opening

10:15-10:45 Keynote speaker: prof. Marie Louise Sørensen (University of Cambridge, UK)

10.45-11.00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Session 1: The first session will be about new theoretical approaches in Gender archaeology. As we are in the Third Feminist Wave, new topics such as post-colonialism, queer theory, and critic of the hegemonic masculinity have also influenced the theoretical archaeology. For that reason, our speakers will talk about their research using these original perspectives.

Chaired by: prof. Joanna Brück (Prof. Bristol University, UK)

  • Lisbeth Skogstrand “Masculinity and warrior identity during the European Bronze Age.”
  • Amy Jefford Franks – topic: TBA
  • Uros Matic, “Gender and Violence through Embodiment in Ancient Egypt”.

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Session 2: The second session attempts to give voice to new researchers in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology. The speakers will address well-known topics related to gender, such as funerary studies and scientific methodologies applied to Archaeology.

  • Ilona Venderbos, “Mortuary traditions, gender and status in 10th-6th century BC in Italy.”
  • Mark Haughton, “Gender, Age and Identity in Bronze Age in Scotland.”
  • Eveline Altena, “Reviewing limitations in aDNA in past contexts.”

15:00-15:15 Coffee break

15:00-16:00 Plenary discussion: Marie Louise Sørensen, chairs?

16:00-16:30 Last round of questions (provisional)

16:30-18:30 Poster exposition and drinks