2022

Motherhood in archaeology & matricentric feminism

The Austrian Academy of Sciences invites to an online round table at 15th february 2022 on Motherhood in archaeology & matricentric feminism. More information can be found at this PDF (link to document for dowmload)

2021

AGE-Booklet on Gender Stereotypes in Archaeology published!

The AGE-booklet on Gender Stereotypes in Archaeology is now available at Sidestone Press.
For more information, also about the official book launch on 20th december 2021, please follow AGE in Twitter: @age_eaa

AGE Webinar Women, heritage and stereotypes

The first AGE Webinar on “Women, heritage and stereotypes” took place on Saturday 18th, at 2pm CET. It was included in the official program of the “National Heritage Days” dedicated this year to the theme “All Inclusive”.

AGE at the 27th EAA Annual Meeting 2021

The 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists was held 8th - 11th September 2021 as online event: More information can be found at the conference website!

This year, 5 AGE-related sessions were part of the conference:

  • Session no. 100: To Gender or not to Gender? Exploring Gender Variations through Time and Space (9th September, 11:00-18:00)
  • Session no. 131: The Place of Queer Theory in Current Archaeological Debates: All T, No Shade? (8th September, 14:30-16:30)
  • Session no. 327: Engendering Public Archaeology (10th September, 9:00-13:00)
  • Session no. 343: The Rise of Patriarchy. An Archaeological View (9th September, 9:00-11:00)
  • Session no. 348: Derivates of Their Men? Alternatives to the “Woman Problem” in mortuary archaeology (10th September, 14:30-18:00)

For more information, please go to the website of the 27th EAA Annual Meeting at https://e-a-a.org/EAA2021!

Crowdfunding on Kickstarter for AGE booklet deconstructing common gender stereotypes was succesful!

AGE is combating gender stereotypes in a new booklet project. Illustrations of 21 common gender stereotypes are deconstructed by AGE members in short texts. To make it happen, the project needed to rise 5.300 € until the 13th January 2021.

For more information, please see the project PDF or watch the talk on the ‘Behind the Trowel’ YouTube channel of archaeologist Natasha Billson from 10th January 2021 were Bisserka, Laura and Uroš presented the project! The project description can also be found at Kickstarter!

2020

The EAA 2020 statement on Archaeology and Gender

AGE members were writing the EAA 2020 statement on Archaeology and Gender, which was adopted by the EAA and presented to the EAA members during the Annual Membership Business Meeting for the 26th Virtual Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. The full statement can be found at the EAA website, and can be downloaded from there as PDF.

AGE on Twitter!

AGE is now also on Twitter: You can find AGE there as @age_eaa and follow us for updates!

If you want to post something AGE-related through our Twitter channel, please send your message in 160 characters to the AGE board.

AGE at the 26th Virtual Annual Meeting of the EAA, 26.-30. August 2020

AGE contributed with two AGE-sponsored sessions to the virtual EAA Annual Meeting 2020:

  • Session ID 367: Not another 25 years! Combatting harassment and assault in archaeology, organized by Laura Coltofean-Arizancu and Ingrid Berg.

  • Session ID 424: Gender and archaeology for non-specialist audiences, organized by Clara Masriera-Esquerra, Paloma González-Marcén, Karen Dempsey, Ana Cristina Martins and Erica Angliker.

2019

New section on working groups at the EAA webpage

The EAA website had been reorganized, and each working group got their own section there now. Please also visit the webpage of our working group there, which can be found under EAA ommunities -> Archaeology and Gender in Europe. Contributions by AGE members are also welcome there!

AGE sessions at the 25th EAA Annual Meeting, 4th - 7th September 2019, Bern

There were two AGE sessions at the 25th EAA Annual Meeting:

Gender and technology in archaeological studies of every day life, organized by Claudia Chang, Kathryn Franklin and Nona Palincas, and Motherhood in (pre-)history from a combined bioarchaeological and social perspective, organized by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury and Sofija Stefanović.

Furthermore, AGE celebrated 10 years of AGE at the 25th EAA Annual Meeting! At Saturday, 7th September, Uros Matic, Margarita Sanchez-Romero and Laura Coltofean organized the round table Gender is burning! 10 years of AGE community and the current state in gender archaeology

2018

AGE session at the 24th EAA Annual Meeting, 5th - 8th September 2018, Barcelona

AGE session at the EAA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, 5th - 8th September 2018, on the topic Gender and Colonialism (session ID #170) was organized by Sandra Monton-Subias, Beatriz Marin-Aguilera and Leila Papoli-Yazdi, and included eleven papers. For more information, see the scientific program at the EAA 2018 Annual Meetings Website!

2017

AGE Pilsen session has been published

The 2013 Pilsen AGE session on Gender and violence, organized by Uroš Matić and Bo Jensen, has been published! You can find more information about the book at at the publishers website.

Gender workshop in Lisbon, 19./20. October 2017

AGE members Ana Cristina Martins and Nona Palincas organized a gender workshop at the New University of Lisbon. Information about this workshop can be downloaded here.

AGE meeting at 30th August 2017

AGE had a successful business meeting at the 23rd EAA conference in Maastricht at the 30th August 2017, 13:00 - 16:00, in MECC room 2.14. A report from that meeting was written by the current co-chairs Uroš Matić and Nancy L. Wicker, and recently sent by e-mail to all AGE members. At the AGE business meeting a new co-chair was elected: Congratulations to Margarita Sánchez-Romero!

AGE session at the 23rd EAA conference in Maastricht, 30. August - 3. September 2017

The AGE session at the EAA Annual Meeting in Maastricht was under the title Beautiful bodies: Gender, bodily care and material culture in the past, organised by Uroš Matić and Sanja Vučetić. More information can be found at the conference website.

2016

AGE Istanbul session has been published

The 2014 Istanbul AGE session on “Binary bind:” deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice, organized by Lara Ghisleni, Emily Fioccoprile and Alexis Jordan, has been published in the September issue of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. You can find the issue as a whole at at springer as well as the online view-only link for the introduction.

AGE was presented at the Round Table on Working Groups at the 22nd EAA conference

On Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 9:00 - 13:00, a Round Table on political strategies for the EAA took place at the EAA conference in Vilnius. This year, the EAA working groups were in the focus of the discussion. The session was recorded, and the videos of the presented papers can be found at the EAA website. More information can also be found in the program of the EAA Annual meeting at page 119 and in the abstract book at pages 355-359.

AGE session at the 22nd EAA conference in Vilnius

The AGE session at the 22nd EAA annual meeting from 31st August to 4th September 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania, was about Feminism and materiality in archaeology. The session was organized by Tove Hjørungdal, Christina Fredengren and Silvia Tomášková. More information on the session can be found on the EAA conference website: Please look in the Full Programme at pages 272-273.

25 years of FemArc anniversary conference: Aktuelle Perspektiven von Gender und Archäologie

7th - 9th October 2016 at the Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege in Hannover. At this conference, some AGE members presented papers on gender archaeology. More information and a conference report can be found at the FemArc-website.

2015

Congratulations to María Ángeles Querol Fernández!

The 17th European Archaeological Heritage Prize has been awarded to María Ángeles Querol Fernández and Martin Oswald Hugh Carver. María Ángeles Querol Fernández, who has been nominated for the European Archaeological Heritage Prize by AGE, got the award for her pioneering, persistent and ongoing achievements within the development of archaeology as an academic discipline at Spanish universities, the reformation and decentralization of the Spanish heritage administration, and the development of high ethical standards for archaeological practice.

AGE session at the 21st EAA conference in Glasgow

The AGE session at the 21st EAA Annual Meeting, Defining Sex and Power: Gender, Sexuality, and Hierarchies in Ancient Mediterranean Material Culture took place at Saturday, 5th September. More information on the session can be found in the scientifc programme on page 250 , and in the abstract book . More information on the 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologist (EAA) can be found on the EAA conference website. The call for papers for the AGE session at the 21st EAA conference can be downloaded here (closed on 16th february 2015).

2014

AGE session at the 20th EAA conference in Istanbul

The AGE session “Binary bind:” deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice took place at the 20th EAA Annual Meeting, Istanbul, September 10 - 14, 2014. It has been published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory.

Images of the past: Gender and its representation

AGE members also organized the session Images of the past: Gender and its representations at the 20th EAA Annual Meeting, Istanbul, September 10 - 14, 2014. Papers of the session were published in Jana Esther Fries / Doris Gutsmiedl-Schümann / Jo Zalea Matias / Ulrike Rambuscheck (eds.), Images of the Past: Gender and its Representations. Frauen - Forschung - Archäologie 12 (Münster 2017).

2013

AGE sessions at the 19th EAA conference in Pilsen

At the 19th EAA Annual Meeting, Pilsen, September 4 - 8, 2013, AGE members organized two gender related sessions: Gendered violence in the past and Gender in flux.

2012

AGE session at the 18th EAA conference in Helsinki

AGE session Boundary Crossings and Gendered Bodies: The Limits of the Body - Gender Trouble at the Margins and in the Center at the 18th EAA Annual Meeting, Helsinki, August 29 - September 1, 2012.

2011

AGE session at the 17th EAA conference in Oslo

AGE session Humans and animals in the making of gender at the 17th EAA Annual Meeting, Oslo, September 14 - 18 2011.

Also related to AGE was the session, Women on the Move - The Scientific and Archaeological Evidence for Female Mobility in the Past.

Prehistoric and Ancient Goddesses

AGE members were also involved in the conference *Prehistoric and Ancient Goddesses+, March 25 - 27, 2011, in Heilbronn, Germany (more information: english version); (german version).

2010

Girls in Antiquity

International conference on Girls in Antiquity, Berlin, October 7 - 10, 2010. The papers of the conference have been published as volume 11 of the series Frauen - Forschung - Archäologie edited by Susanne Moraw and Anna Kieburg.

The volume adresses the long neglected topic of girls - i.e. female individuals that have not yet undergone certain rites de passage neccessary to become a “woman” - in various ancient societies. 26 papers deal with Bronze Age Europe, Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, Bronze Age Greece, Greece and Rome, Late Antiquity, and the Early Middle Ages. The papers are either written in German or in English, with an abstract in both languages.

Here you can find the content of the book as PDF and here you can find extracts of the articles. Contributors are: Claudia-Maria Behling, Katrin Bernhardt, Olympia Bobou, Susanne Brather-Walter, Stephanie L. Budin, Eve DíAmbra, Peter Emberger, Susanna E. Fischer, Caitlin C. Gillespie, Jochen Griesbach, Ute Günkel-Maschek, Doris Gutsmiedl-Schümann, Kerstin P. Hofmann, Kathrin Kleibl, Julia K. Koch, Claudia Merthen, Marion Meyer, Cecilia Nobili, Viktoria Räuchle, Kathrin Schade, Günther Schörner, Michaela Stark, Wolf-Rüdiger Teegen, Helga Vogel, Manuella Wangert, and Anne Weis. With an English introduction by Susanne Moraw.

The book Mädchen im Altertum/Girls in Antiquity can be ordered either at the webpage of the Waxmann-Verlag or directly at FemArc.

AGE session at the 16th EAA conference in The Hague

At the 16th EAA Annual Meeting, The Hague, September 1 - 5, 2010, AGE presented two sessions: Feminist, masculinist, and queer visions of the past (Session Description and abstracts of offered papers) and Burial Mound Ladies – Gender, Age and Status in Mound Building Prehistoric Societies.

ICREA Workshop on Europe’s Gendered Present. New Reflections on Cultural Memories of the Past

ICREA Workshop on Europe’s Gendered Present. New Reflections on Cultural Memories of the Past. 2-5 June 2010, UPF, Barcelona, Spain.

La arqueología funeraria desde la perspectiva de género

II Jornadas de Arqueología y género en la UAM, La arqueología funeraria desde la perspectiva de género, 21, 22 y 23 de abril de 2010. More information can be found here.

VIII Coloquio Internacional Multidisciplinario de Estudios de Género

VIII Coloquio Internacional Multidisciplinario de Estudios de Género. Jornada Académica de la DEAS, México, DF, 4, 5, 6 octubre de 2010, Auditorio del Convento del Carmen, Av. Revolución # 4 y 6, San Ángel, C. P. 01000, México, DF. MEXICO

2009

First AGE session at the 15th EAA conference in Riva del Garda

The first official action of the current party has been the organization of a round table session by the same name on “Gender and Archaeology in Europe” in the 2009 EAA meeting. In tune with our goals we invited young speakers from seven different European countries in Europe to present their views on the professional situation of professional women archaeologists working in Europe and their views on what gender archaeology should be.

This round table, organised by Liv Helga Dommasnes and Sandra Montón-Subías, was the first official action of AGE. In order to give an overview of the gender situation in archaeological research and practice in different European countries, the round table addressed the issue of gender and archaeology in Europe from the standpoints of individual archaeologists working within different European academic traditions. Seven archaeologists from different regions were invited. Their papers are the following:

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