Coming to terms with the future: concepts of “resilience” for the study of premodern societies

A starting assumption of the SPP 2176 is that the pre-modern societies of the Iranian highlands were flexible and dynamic, forming ever new social and cultural configurations. The thesis is that this flexibility is specific for these highland societies and resulted from the interaction between starkly changing external conditions and deeply anchored cultural mechanisms for …

Trade and Trading Networks as Cultural Resources in Southeastern Iran

The particular objective of this workshop is to shed light on trade as a resource in the provinces of Kerman, Hormozgan Sistan and Baluchestan and Southern Khorasan through different periods of time. Based on case studies, we will pinpoint how trade has affected the region in the past and how it shapes the life of …

Archaeometric Research in Iran and its Neighbouring Regions: Recent Activities and Future Perspective | Part 1 Archaeometallurgy

(6:00 – 7:30 pm Iranian Time) Online-Series We kindly invite you to our first session of our monthly online-series ‘Archaeometric Research in Iran and Neighbouring Regions’ with lectures from and discussions among experts. This month’s topic is on: Archaeometallurgy in Iran and its Neighbouring Region Anatolia   *Archaeological Traces of High Carbon Steel Metallurgy in …

Archaeometric Research in Iran and its Neighbouring Regions: Recent Activities and Future Perspective | Part 2 Pyrotechnology and Ceramic Production

(7:30 – 9:00 pm Iranian Time) Online-Series We kindly invite you to our second session of our monthly online-series ‘Archaeometric Research in Iran and Neighbouring Regions’ with lectures from and discussions among experts. This month’s topic is on: Pyrotechnology and Ceramic Production in Iran and its Neighbouring Regions   *Kinetics or Thermodynamics: How to Understand …

Achaemenid-Period Pottery

Istanbul

Workshop on Achaemenid-Period pottery. To view the workshop schedule, please klick here.

Iranian Highlands Report Colloquium

Bochum

The Iranian Highlands Projects report on the current state of their projects and ongoing works. You can download the programme using the following link: click here

CANCELLED: Archaeometric Research in Iran and its Neighbouring Regions: Recent Activities and Future Perspective | Part 3 Pigments and Colourful Materials in Pre-Islamic Iran

(17:30-19:00 Iranian Time)   Unfortunately, we have to cancel our session on *Pigments and Colourful Materials in Pre-Islamic Iran* Our apologies for the short notice and we are looking forward to welcome you in the very near future. =============================================================================   Online series We kindly invite you to our third session of our online-series ‘Archaeometric Research …