There is no society without an idea about ‘Value’ and ‘Equivalence’ worldwide, although these concepts have a different content in every society. Furthermore, these concepts constitute highly appropriate approaches to the study of material culture. By focusing the research program toward these concepts, the participating disciplines, archaeological sciences, cultural anthropology and Sinology, obtain a valuable approach to the study of material things in different societies in different eras and on five continents. Based on the case studies under study in the individual dissertation projects, the participants of the Research Training Group (RTG) will be enabled to explain the embedding of material objects in different cultural contexts. Simultaneously it is expected that the in-depth-study of the empirical data will lead to new an extended insights into the nature of value and equivalence. The RTG assumes here a mutually fertilizing process: The well established and widely debated terms value an equivalence make it possible to articulate new and extended interpretations of the case studies in question.

19. January 2017

Susan Pollock (FU Berlin)

The Emergence of Abstract Labor and Changing Sensual Regimes
IG-Farben-Haus, EG 311, 16:15 Uhr
WiSe 2016_17, Jour fixe
26. January 2017

Phillip Grimberg (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) - Postdoc GRK

Zur Bedeutung des Sammelns als Herrschaftshandeln im China der späten Kaiserzeit: Die Beispiele Huizongs (1101-1125) und Qianlongs (1736-1796) more...
IG-Farben-Haus, EG 311, 16:15 Uhr
WiSe 2016_17, Jour fixe


13. October 2016
Promotion von Michael Würz, Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Vorderen Orients

Wir gratulieren Michael Würz zu der erfolgreich bestandenen Disputation. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!