CIVIS announces the opening of the registration for the CIVIS course “Interdisciplinary approaches to gender archaeology”. It will take place in Tübingen between 4 and 10 July 2022. The course will consist of five days of lectures, practical sessions and museum visits followed by a one-day excursion.
The course is organised following a hybrid format (both face-to-face and online options running at the same time) for both students and instructors, but presence is preferred whenever possible. The course will be held in Tübingen, depending on the Covid-related restrictions that will be in force in Germany at that moment. Selected students (except for students from the University of Tübingen) will be supported by a mobility grant for their travel and stay in Germany. CIVIS offers a number of 30 scholarships.
This course explores the research lines within archaeology and history which are linked to the material culture of women. It aims to provide a holistic approach to gender archaeology through diverse paths of investigation including archaeological excavation, human osteology, stable isotopes, ancient DNA, proteomics, organic residue analysis, education and museum studies.
Main topics addressed
- International perspectives on gender archaeology and gender equality in academia;
- Pregnancy, motherhood and infancy in past societies;
- Female representation in art and iconography;
- Role of women in education and heritage.
This blended mobility course is open to Bachelor’s, Master and PhD students at the nine CIVIS member universities enrolled or interested in the following field of study: archaeology, prehistory, museum studies, education, scientific analyses. A B2 level of English is required.
Applicants should apply by 30 January 2022 by filling in the following form. Selected students will be notified on approximately 15 March 2022.
Before the course: students will have to provide five pages of text describing a topic of their choice (among those they currently study or conduct research on) under the light of gender perspectives.
During the course: students will be asked to give a short (ca. 5-10 minutes) oral presentation summarising the outcome of each afternoon session of group work.
After the course: the students will be asked to write an essay (ca. 3000 words) of some given topics distributed and briefly discussed during the course.
The evaluation criteria are the following:
- Relevance of the topic of their own research under the Gender perspective;
- Active participation in discussions and efficiency in practical sessions;
- Impact and applicability of the group presentation topic;
- Coherence and sustainability of the essay based on the acquired knowledge.
More details about the intensive CIVIS Course “Interdisciplinary approaches to gender archaeology” are available on the CIVIS webpage here.
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of nine leading research higher education institutions across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universitatea din București, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sapienza Università di Roma, Stockholm University, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and University of Glasgow. It brings together a community of more than 450,000 students and 65,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers. Recently, CIVIS was joined by Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.