en arts, lettres, langues, sciences humaines et sociales

21 septembre 2021
The seminar is organized by Catharine Judson and Hagit Nol, CReA-Patronomie, Université libre de Bruxelles. Next session Thursday, October 21st, 2021.


This seminar series examines different types of ancient and modern migration through a materiallens. It aims to explore a variety of theoretical paradigms, perspectives, and methodologiesfor visualizing the movement and settling of migrants. To that end, scholars were invited topresent archaeological or ethnographic case studies on a broad geographical, chronological, and thematic range of topics related to migration and mobility.



  • Thursday, October 21st, 2021

17:00 (GMT+1)

Naoise Mac Sweeney, Universität Wien, Mapping Greek mobilities: Introducing the MIGMAG project

José C. Carvajal López, Leicester University, Ceramics and migration in early Islamic al-Andalus (Iberia). An approach to the Vega of Granada (SE Spain)

  • Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

17:00 (GMT+1)

Mark Golitko, University of Notre Dame & The Field Museum of Natural History, New Guinean social life and the archaeological imagination: Language, material culture, and dynamic networks

Daniela Hofmann, University of Bergen, The more we are together, the happier we shall be? Archaeological migration narratives and DNA

  • Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

17:00 (GMT+1)

Susanne Hakenbeck, University of Cambridge, A river runs through it. The role of the Danube in facilitating population movements in Late Antiquity

Edna J. Stern, Israel Antiquities Authority & University of Haifa, Migration, cultural encounters and economic changes: The emergence of specialized pottery workshop clusters in the Crusader kingdoms and states (12th-13th centuries)

  • Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

17:00 (GMT+1)

Anne Nissen, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Where have all the Vikings gone? Some reflections on the missing archaeological evidence in the Frankish area

Leszek Gardeła, Nationalmuseet – National Museum of Denmark, The Vikings in Pomerania and the Piast state: History, archaeology, and reception

  • Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

17:00 (GMT+1)

Emma Maltin, Stockholm University, Tracing diaspora communities in early modern Sweden with the aid of regional staple foods and fish bones. A case study from the town of Nya Lödöse (1473-1624 AD)

Jason E. Laffoon, Leiden University, Migration, diet, and health in the colonial Caribbean: New insights from isotope bioarchaeology

  • Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

17:00 (GMT+1)

Dimitris Dalakoglou, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, An archaeology of the contemporary crises: The material culture of the end of the world as we knew it

Hannah Wilson, Nottingham Trent University, Excavating Sobibor Death Camp: Transnational identities, forced migration and the material memories of victims

  • Friday, April 22nd, 2022

17:00 (GMT+1)

Sarah Trabert, the University of Oklahoma, Indigenous diasporas in North America: Puebloan adaptation, resistance, and refuge on the Great Plains

Noemie Arazi, Université libre de Bruxelles and Alexandre Livingstone Smith, Musée royale de l'Afrique centrale Kasongo (Im)material: Screening and discussion

  • Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

17:00 (GMT+1)

Bing Zhao, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Chinese ceramic sherds discovered in Arabia and Africa: An archeological view of exchanges in the Indian Ocean (9th-16th century)

Silviane Scharl, Universität zu Köln, Some thoughts on mobility and the spread of innovations in prehistoric sedentary societies


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