Let’s Talk about Gender, Baby: rethinking Gender archaeology and new approaches – 9 April 2021

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

DATE: 9 April 2021
CREDITS: 1 ECT by attending and handing in a written report

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.


11:00-11:30 Dr. Uroš Matić (Austrian Archaeological Institute)
                      Violence and Gender in Ancient Egypt
11:30-12:00 Dr. Lisbeth Skogstrand (Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage)
                       Chiefly masculinity – elite poster boys or individual life stories? 
12:00-12:30  Amy Jefford Franks (Independent scholar)
                        Assigned Warrior at Burial: A Queer Perspective for Bj. 581
12:30-13:30 BREAK
13:30-14:00 Ilona Venderbos (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
                       Gender as a tool for emerging proto-urban elites in Latium vetus in the Early Iron Age (ca. 950-725 BC)
14:30-15:00 Mark Haughton (University of Cambridge)
                       Attending to Detail in Gendered Studies of Burial
15:00-15:30 Eveline Altena (Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands)
                       Sexing with DNA; not as simple as it seems?
15:30-16:00 Plenary discussion, chaired by Prof. dr. Joanna Brück (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Credits: ARCHON members can obtain 1 ECT by attending the conference and handing in a reflection report.

Registration: Send an email to genderleiden@gmail.com. If you are an ARCHON member and want to obtain credits, please also inform ARCHON of your attendance by sending an email to secretary@archonline.nl.