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Threat from the East? The Eurasian steppe region as a reservoir of conflict and motor of innovation

11.03.2024 - 12.03.2024

Workshop zu Interaktion zwischen Hirtennomaden der eurasischen Steppen und Bewohnern benachbarter Räume von der Kupferzeit bis zum Frühmittelalter

Der Workshop, der vom 11. bis 12. März 2024 stattfindet, wird vom gleichnamigen Projekt organisiert und ist Teil unseres Jahresthemas 2023/24 "[Mit] Konflikte[n] umgehen".

Programm

Monday, 11 March

9:00
Registration and Welcome

9:30
Tobias Mörtz (Hamburg)
Mobility, innovation, and conflict. Prolegomena based on archaeological case studies

10:00
Elke Kaiser (Berlin)
Interactions between steppe pastoralists and farmers in the Balkan region during the Copper Age: invasions, migrations, peaceful contacts?

10:30
Discussion

11:00
Coffee break

11:30
Marzena Szmyt (Poznań)
Borderlands as places of encounter or conflict? The case of the forest-steppe between the Dnieper and the Carpathians, 3000-2500 BC

12:00
Piotr Włodarczak (Kraków)
The western migrations of Yamna people and their consequences

13:00–14:00
Lunch

14:00
Kirsten Hellström (Jena/Berlin)
North Caucasia as an innovation center of early wagons in Europe in the 3rd millennium BC.

14:30
Stephan Lindner (Berlin)
Invasion of chariot-driving pastoralists from the Central Eurasian steppes into neighbouring regions during the second millennium BC? Or rather an exchange of ideas between opposed societies with common interests

15:00
Discussion

15:30
Coffee break

16:00
Fabian Fricke (Berlin)
Mixing East and West - Metallurgy and genetics of the Seima-Turbino transcultural phenomenon (with coauthors Ainash Childebayeva, Adam Benjamin Rohrlach, Lei Huang, Stephan Schiffels, Outi Vesakoski, Lena Semerau, Franziska Aron,
Vyacheslav Moiseyev, Valery Khartanovich, Igor Kovtun, Johannes Krause, Sergey Kuzminykh, Wolfgang Haak)

16:30
Felix Wiedemann (Berlin)
Dawn and downfall. On the ambivalence of the "East" in geo-historical narratives

17:00
Discussion

18:00
Dinner

Tuesday, 12 March

9:00
Jens Schneeweiß (Schleswig/Kiel)
East-West vs. North-South - Interaction and contact between forest and steppe in Eastern Europe around the middle of the 1st millennium AD

9:30
Ursula Brosseder (Mainz)
Xiongnu, Huns and the persistent narrative of the "threat from the east"

10:00
Valentina Mordvintseva (Århus)
Group signs and symbols among non-urban population of the North Pontic region from the 3rd c. BC to the mid-3rd c. AD (based on the elite burial assemblages)

10:30
Discussion

11:00
Coffee break

11:30
Denis Topal (National Museum of History of the Republic Moldova,Chişinău)
Military culture of the Danube-Carpathian region from the 7th to 4th centuries BC: spatial, chronological, and cultural patterns of nomadic origin

12:00
Felicitas Stahl (Wiesbaden)
Horses, helmets, hornbows: Nomadic warfare as a catalyst of innovation

12:30
Discussion

13:00–14:00
Lunch

14:00
Sabine Huy (Hamburg)
Narratives of conflict: Tracing archaeological parameters of Greek-Nomadic colonial encounters in the Eurasian steppe

14:30
Jochen Fornasier (Halle)
Greek migration movements to the North Pontic area: Strategies of interaction using the case of Olbia Pontica

15:00
Discussion

16:00
Farewell



Guests are welcome!
Those who would like to attend online, please, request a Webex link by sending an email to ekaiser@zedat.fu-berlin.de until March 6th.

Zeit & Ort

11.03.2024 - 12.03.2024

Freie Universität Berlin
Fabeckstraße 23-25
14195 Berlin
Raum 2.2058