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Forging Identities: The Mobility of Culture in Bronze Age Europe

Forging Identities: The Mobility of Culture in Bronze Age Europe

Objective

This ITN will continue and enhance the success of a recent RTN ‘The Emergence of European Communities (2-2001-00366)’: Several PhDs have been educated and new knowledge has been unearthed concerning the economic and political foundations of intercultural interaction in Bronze Age Europe – a golden epoch between 3000 and 500 BC with new patterns of social identification, specialised production, complex polities and wide-reaching interaction networks across Europe. However, new questions have been evoked: 1. How did cultural mobility impact on the social life of settlements? 2. How did the movement of people, animals, plants, things, ideas, and knowledge take place and on what scale? 3. How were European and regional identities forged through interaction? These and other questions – grown out of the preceding RTN – will be researched by building on a continued European network and by using a similar cross-disciplinary methodology combining archaeology, natural science and sociology. This shared platform shall create knowledge of the mobility of people and culture – including the new metal bronze – and insight into the forging of European and regional identities that shaped this remarkable period. The ITN is expected to change current archaeological perspectives from national traditionalism towards transnational and cross-disciplinary engagements. It consists of 7 network partners and 11 associated partners. Network partners have considerable capacities in research training and will provide supervision and facilities for the employed ESRs and ERs. They will cooperate with each other in organising workshops, training courses, and summer schools. Associated partners will provide extra supervision, field sites, data, and secondments offering specific training facilities in archaeology and front-line sciences. Field schools will take place each summer.
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Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Address

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 949 696

Administrative Contact

Birgit Rasmussen (Ms.)

Participants (6)

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GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 581 952

DEUTSCHES ARCHAOLOGISCHES INSTITUT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 346 342

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 205 826

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 366 026

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 189 079

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 217 132

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212402

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 856 053

  • EU contribution

    € 2 856 053

Coordinated by:

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

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