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ARHA Department is happy to jointly announce a workshop series called "Metarial Approaches to Production and Use" to be begun on 17th April at 2:00 PM via Zoom Meeting by Bogdana Milić.

Author: CSSH

ARHA Department is happy to jointly announce a workshop series called "Metarial Approaches to Production and Use" to be start on 17th April at 2:00 PM via Zoom Meeting by Bogdana Milić is a postdoctoral fellow at Koç University, at the Archaeology and History of Art Department. 

 

"The study of production and use of archaeological objects and materials, one of the central topics in archaeological research, provides key information towards bettering our understanding of the crucial changes that past societies went through. Many of the key social and economic shifts were not just triggered by the introduction of new objects and adoption of innovations, but were rather relying on the way new things were adopted, produced and were maintained. This workshop-series focuses on the social perspective of such matters which bear significant contribution in the investigation of economic systems and models in the past.
Concepts such as community needs and necessities, specialisation, innovations, mobility, inter-regional connections will be discussed through three main themes:
1. Chaîne opératoire (with the special focus on manufacture of objects and production techniques)
2. Transfer of knowledge and know-how
3. Exchange and long distance networks
Each of the seminars will offer an introduction to theoretical background followed by examples primarily from early prehistoric contexts (in the duration of maximum 1 hour), and additional interactive part which aims to discuss current research trends (between 30-60min). Although the workshop examples come from prehistory, undergraduates and graduate students of different research backgrounds are warmly welcomed to participate and discuss together on various topics that are of their particular interest, especially in the interactive parts. The main aim of the workshop is to bring the participants closer to social behaviours and driving forces that were extremely important in shaping the development and shifts of material world of past societies."

Enrollment will be open to everyone from starting today until 17th April. Therefore, if you wish to enroll in this workshop series please contact through ekiras@ku.edu.tr to reserve your seat.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://kocun.zoom.us/j/98904356906
Meeting ID: 989 0435 6906
Passcode: 665269

First Session: 17th April at 2 PM

Second Session: 24th April at 2 PM

Third Session: 30th April 2 PM