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.

07. June 2018

Elsbeth van der Wilt (FU Berlin)

Ancient Egyptian Marketplaces: Examining Institutional Oversight in Exchanges more...
IG-Farben-Haus, EG 311, 16:15 Uhr
WiSe 2017_18, Jour fixe, SoSe 2018
14. June 2018

Thomas Schmidt-Lux (Universität Leipzig)

Bauakten und gebaute Akteure. Perspektiven einer Soziologie der Architektur more...
IG-Farben-Haus, EG 311, 16:15 Uhr
WiSe 2017_18, Jour fixe, SoSe 2018


08. March 2018
Faszination der Dinge. Werte weltweit in Archäologie und Ethnologie

Die Vorbereitungen für unsere Ausstellung laufen bereits auf Hochtouren. Vom 29. November 2018 bis 24. Februar 2019 wird die dritte Ausstellung des Kollegs im Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität am Schaumainkai zu sehen sein.