Predavanji dr. Manuela Fernándeza-Götza, Univerza v Edinburgu

Vljudno vas vabimo na predavanji, ki jih bo imel dr. Manuel Fernández-Götz (Univerza v Edinburgu, Škotska) v prostorih Oddelka za arheologijo FF UL (Zavetiška 5, 1000 Ljubljana).


  • Četrtek, 4. maj 2017 ob 10.00 v predavalnici 5

      “The Origins of Urbanism in Iron Age Europe: Revisiting the Hallstatt Fürstensitze


  • Četrtek 4. maj 2017 ob 14.40 v predavalnici 5

      “The Comparative Archaeology of the Roman Conquest: Gaul, Iberia and Scotland”



(Univerza v Edinburghu, Škotska)


Dr. Manuel Fernández-Götz is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. He has authored more than 130 publications on Iron Age societies in Central and Western Europe, the archaeology of identities, and the archaeology of the Roman conquest. Key publications include the monographs Identity and Power: The Transformation of Iron Age Societies in Northeast Gaul (Amsterdam 2014), and the edited volumes Paths to Complexity: Centralisation and Urbanisation in Iron Age Europe (Oxford 2014) and Eurasia at the Dawn of History: Urbanization and Social Change (New York 2016). He has directed fieldwork at the sites of the Heuneburg (Germany), Ardoch (Scotland), and Monte Bernorio and Huerta Varona (Spain).

He is also an Executive Board Member of the European Association of Archaeologists and the winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology 2016.


PREDAVANJE, ČETRTEK, 4. 5. 2017 OB 10.00

“The Origins of Urbanism in Iron Age Europe: Revisiting the Hallstatt Fürstensitze

The development of large agglomerations is one of the most important phenomena in Later Eurasian Prehistory. In Central Europe, the origins of urbanism have long been associated with the oppida of the 2nd-1st centuries BC. However, large-scale excavations and surveys carried out over the last two decades have fundamentally modified the traditional picture of early centralization processes. New results indicate that the first urban centers north of the Alps developed between the end of the 7th and the 5th centuries BC in an area stretching from Bohemia to southern Germany and Central France. Among these so-called Fürstensitze we can highlight sites such as the Heuneburg (see Fig.), Mont Lassois, Bourges, Glauberg and Závist. This paper will summarize recent fieldwork results, showing the heterogeneity and diversity of Early Iron Age central places and outlining their diachronic development.


PREDAVANJE, ČETRTEK, 4. 5. 2017 OB 14:40

“The Comparative Archaeology of the Roman Conquest: Gaul, Iberia and Scotland”

The Roman conquest represents one of the most crucial events in European history. Recent fieldwork is providing an increasing amount of archaeological data directly related to the military campaigns in Western Europe, including military camps, sieges and spectacular battlefields. Thanks to this new evidence, it is now possible to develop a more accurate picture of the conquest and its social and cultural impact on indigenous societies. This lecture will adopt a comparative approach, presenting selected evidence for the conquest of three regions in which Roman imperialism revealed itself in its most aggressive form: northern Gaul, northern Iberia and northern Britain.


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