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The Cuman-Qïpchaq Tribal Community in the Age of the Mongol Onslaught

konstantin_lectureFor almost two centuries the Cuman-Qïpchaq Tribal community enjoyed an unchallenged domination over the steppes of Western Eurasia, which became to be known as the Cuman Field (Dasht-i Qipchāq, Pole Polovetskoe, Cumania). However, this favorable situation dramatically changed in the first decades of the 13th c., when the advancing Mongol armies started a series of campaigns aimed at the subjugation of the numerous nomadic inhabitants of the Cuman Field. Motivated by their project for pan-nomadic empire and worried by the possible repercussions of the stubborn Cuman-Qïpchaq resistance among other steppe dwellers, the Chinggisids put every effort to impose their authority over these tribes.

The present lecture of Dr. Konstantin Golev, researcher from the Institute of History of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and adjoin researcher from the St. Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia, will examine the contrast models of behavior, adopted by the various Cuman-Qïpchaq groupings in the face of the inevitable Mongol menace.

The lecture will take place on February 14 2018 at 14.00 in the SAS Institute of Archaeology, Akademická 2 in Nitra.

Ancient Communities and their Elites from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity

It is a great honour to invite you to participate in our conference, which will be focused on archaeological aspects and on topics concerning ancient history and history of art and religion.

International conference organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the re-established Trnava University in Trnava and the 20th anniversary of the Department of Classical Archaeology with cooperation Institute of Archaeology SAS

 

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Pipe lost, pipe found

Dear colleagues,

In the name of the Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Nitra, Slovakia) we would like to invite you to the conference:

“Pipe lost, pipe found“

The conference will be held on 15th to 16th October 2016 during the European Championship (slow) Pipe Smoking (PKO, Nitra, Slovakia).

Theme: Historical pipes in Central Europe.

Organizers: The Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra, Slovak archaeological society, Nitra, Pipe Club Nitra, NITRAFILA.

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Archaeology of Failaka and Kuwaiti coast – current research

Dear colleagues,

In the name of the Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Nitra, Slovakia) and the National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters (State of Kuwait) we would like to invite you to the conference

“Archaeology of Failaka and Kuwaiti coast – current research

The conference will be held on 3rd to 6th October 2016 in the Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Nitra, Slovakia).

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The courtyard 26, the building with windcatch-tower, Al-Qusur excavation

Theme of conference: The archaeological research of the Failaka Island and of the Kuwaiti coast; the underwater archaeology of the north coastline of Failaka

Language of conference: English

Organizers: The Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra, Slovakia; National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters (NCCAL), State of Kuwait.

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Multiple femininities – multiple masculinities the diversity of gendered identities in the Bronze and Iron Ages

Do 29.09.2016 10:00 – Fr 30.09.2016 15:00

Workshop Schüttkasten Klement, Klement 1, 2116 Ernstbrunn, Austria

Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Peter C. Ramsl

Multiple femininities – multiple masculinities

the diversity of gendered identities in the Bronze and Iron Ages

Ramsl konferenciaThe archaeology of personal identities has firmly established age, gender and status as relevant categories of investigation. Beyond the recognition that not all women and men led identical lives, however, there has been little effort to unravel the diversity of gendered lives. Women’s lives may have differed significantly according to their reproductive status – whether they were infertile, had few or many surviving children. Craft specialists of both genders may have led lives that took them away from their communities and brought them into contact with different ways of living. Similarly, medical or ritual specialists of both genders may be integral to many societies. Further, the mechanisms by which men turned into warriors are still little understood – was being a warrior part of every man’s lifecycle, was this particular identity restricted to a certain age group or class, or were other selection mechanisms at play? Some aspects of personal identity may not be gendered at all. Was gender relevant for making pots or taking care of children?

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