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.

Preliminary Programme

10:30-11:00 Registration
11:00-11:30 Welcome & opening
11:30-12:00 Amy Jefford Franks – “Assigned Warrior at Burial: A Queer Perspective for Bj. 581”
12:00-12:30 Lisbeth Skogstrand – “Chiefly masculinity – elite poster boys or individual life stories?”
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 Uroš Matić – “Violence and Gender in Ancient Egypt”
14:00-14:30 Ilona Venderbos – “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 Coffee break
15:00-15:30 Mark Haughton, “Attending to Detail in Gendered Studies of Burial”
Eveline Altena, “Sexing with DNA; not as simple as it seems?
16:00-16:30 Plenary discussion, chaired by Prof. dr. Joanna Brück
16:30-18:30 Poster exposition and L.A.S. Terra drinks

Registration: to be announced