The DFG Priority Programme 1400 “Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation” commenced in July 2009. Its research agenda focuses on the investigation of the phenomenon of monumental structures, in particular on megalithic constructions and their social and economic backgrounds during the Neolithic with a focus on Northern Central Europe as well as a wider European perspective. Since the programme has been approved for a six-year grant period, it will conclude in 2016.
Therefore, we hold an international conference at which we would like to present and discuss our results as well as to contextualize them with the state of the art from other international research groups. The conference is titled: “Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe: Megaliths, Societies, Landscapes”, and will be held from the 16th to the 20th of June 2015 in Kiel, Germany. It is at the same time a meeting of the European Megalithic Studies Group.
The Call for Papers is now closed, we have 122 submissions received. Thanks to all who are willing to contribute to the conference!
Please find details for the sessions in general here, or jump to the individual sessions directly:Monuments of Stone, Wood and Earth
Find the preliminary Programme below:
Johannes Müller (Chair and Speaker Priority Programme), Claus von Carnap-Bornheim (State Archaeological Department of Schleswig-Holstein), Hans-Dieter Bienert (Programme Director Humanities and Social Sciences, DFG), Eszter Bánffy (Director Romano-Germanic Commission (RGK))
|Opening Lecture 1
Martin Hinz, Johannes Müller, Think twice: Landscape and social meaning of megaliths
|Opening Lecture 2
Lee Clare, Oliver Dietrich, Jens Notroff, Building Göbekli Tepe – the emergence of early Neolithic communities in Upper Mesopotamia
|17.06.2015||9:00–10:40||Session 'Monuments of Stone, Wood and Earth'||Session 'Monumental Landscapes'||Session 'Material Culture in Monumental Settings'|
|11:00–12:40||Session 'Monuments of Stone, Wood and Earth'||Session 'Monumental Landscapes'||Session 'Material Culture in Monumental Settings'|
|14:00–15:40||Session 'Monuments of Stone, Wood and Earth'||Session 'Monumental Landscapes'||Session 'Material Culture in Monumental Settings'|
|16:00–18:05||Session 'Monuments of Stone, Wood and Earth'||Session 'Monumental Landscapes'|
|18.06.2015||9:00–10:40||Session 'Monuments of Stone, Wood and Earth'||Session 'Monumental Landscapes'||Session 'Neolithic Subsistence and Megaliths'|
|11:00–12:40||Session 'Monuments of Stone, Wood and Earth'||Session 'Monumental Landscapes'||Session 'Neolithic Subsistence and Megaliths'|
|14:00–15:40||Session 'Monuments of Stone, Wood and Earth'||Session 'Social Diversity and Differentiation'||Session 'Neolithic Subsistence and Megaliths'|
|16:00–18:05||Session 'Monuments of Stone, Wood and Earth'||Session 'Social Diversity and Differentiation'|
|19.06.2015||9:00–10:40||Session 'Monuments and their Builders'||Session 'Social Diversity and Differentiation'|
|11:00–12:40||Session 'Monuments and their Builders'||Session 'Social Diversity and Differentiation'|
|14:00–15:40||Session 'Monuments and their Builders'||Session 'Social Diversity and Differentiation'|
|16:00–18:05||Session 'Monuments and their Builders'|
The DFG Priority Program 1400 "Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation: On the origin and development of Neolithic large-scale buildings and the emergence of early complex societies in northern central Europe" investigates the Neolithic on the Northern European Plain with respect to a complex topic: How can the relationship between monumental buildings, social structures and developments after the emergence of sedentism at 4100 cal BC be analysed and interpreted? Find more on our website monument.ufg.uni-kiel.de.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the international conference of the DFG Priority Program 1400, proudly hosted by the Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany from 16-20 June 2015. We are not only looking forward to 5 days with an intensive exchange of experiences and conferencing but also the opportunity to meet friends from all over Europe.
Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The maritime city, for many years important for its shipyard, is today marked by a lively student scene, placid lifestyle and urban flair.
Information regarding visa requirements can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office, while kiel-sailing-city.de also provides user-friendly information about touristic Kiel.
We will keep you informed about news and deadlines of the conference in the near future.