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Call for papers: International Conference CELTIC GOLD – Mainz (17th-19th September 2020)

Dear colleagues,
The ANR-DFG project CELTIC GOLD (2017-2020), based in Toulouse and Mannheim, invites to its concluding conference at Mainz. The venue is Landesmuseum Mainz. We want to discuss aspects on archaeometry and technology of La Tène gold and its setting.
As it has been the aim of our project, we intend to bring together different perspectives and approaches on La Tène gold objects encompassing archaeometry, technology, as well as art, communication and social structures from the 5th century BC to the 1st century AD. In addition, we would also like to link up with the neighbouring regions and periods in order to better understand the connections, influences and contact networks throughout Europe.

The meeting starts Thursday, 17 September, in the afternoon and ends on Saturday, 19 September, at noon. Oral contributions (20 min + discussion time) will be presented in thematic sessions. Posters will be welcomed, too. The conference language is English.

The contribution proposals, including your name, institution, presentation/poster title and one-page abstract, should be mailed to by the end of March 2020. The scientific board will examine the proposal and compose the programme.
A conference fee of 40,– € will be charged (students & jobless 20,– €); persons presenting lectures or posters are exempt. Communications and posters will be published in a peer
reviewed conference volume. The deadline for the articles will be 1st December 2020. For detailed information on the Celtic Gold Project, the conference venue and programme please check If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

Organizing Committee Scientific Board
Barbara Armbruster Barbara Armbruster
Sebastian Fürst Fraser Hunter
Birgit Heide Pierre-Yves Milcent
Martin Schönfelder Laurent Olivier
Roland Schwab Holger Wendling


The ANR-DFG project CELTIC GOLD, coordinated by Barbara Armbruster (Toulouse) and Roland Schwab (Mannheim), is a joint research action with the members Marilou Nordez,
Pierre-Yves Milcent (Toulouse), Sebastian Fürst, Nicole Lockhoff (Mannheim), Susanne Sievers (Frankfurt), Maryse Blet-Lemarquand, Sylvia Nieto-Pelletier (Orleans), Martin Schönfelder (Mainz), Laurent Olivier (Saint-Germain-en-Laye) and many partners.

Call for papers : Luxury in life and death in the European Iron Age – Session #89 EAA Budapest (August 2020)

Session #89 – Call for papers
“Luxury in life and death in the European Iron Age. Identity – elite networks – economy – arts and crafts

What defines an elite within a society? It may be the ability to exercise power and domination; it may be the access to specific resources. Or it can be conceptualized as the degree of centrality and connectivity within a communication and/or interaction network.

In the context of archaeological research, this last approach has the advantage that precious objects and materials, as remains of material culture, allow a reconstruction of relationships over long distances. During the Iron Age, luxury items made of precious or exotic materials were used by elite groups as symbols of power and prestige, and they were deposited as grave goods or in hoards. They can be seen as proxy variables to identify multiple highly dynamic and dense networks of influences from different regions, near and far.

The structures and mechanisms of these networks depend on the selected parameters: for example, a network of imported vessels is different from the network of precious materials like amber, especially when stylistic or craftsmanship characteristics are taken into account.

How do the networks of different precious materials and prestige objects differ?

What conclusions can be drawn from this for the social structures of Iron Age societies?

Do some places show a distinct betweenness or bridging centrality that made them operate as connectors between two cultures? And do other sites display a pivotal role as hubs or junctions within a local or regional social group, perhaps as centres of fine metalwork crafting?

In this session, we would like to bring together all these different perspectives on elite connectivity during the Iron Age, in order to obtain an even more detailed picture of the dynamic and complex processes during this period. 

We kindly invite you to submit your abstract for the session at before February 13th 2020.

We are looking forward to meeting you in August!

Sebastian Fürst, Marilou Nordez & Barbara Armbruster


Programme des VIe Rencontres Doctorales de l’École Européenne de Protohistoire de Bibracte : 9-10 mars 2020

Program of the 6th Doctoral Meeting of the European School of Protohistory of Bibracte


Dimanche 8 mars / Sunday, March 8th

14:00-19:00 Arrivée des participants / Arrival of the participants

Lundi 9 mars / Monday, March 9th

8:30-8:45 Accueil du comité d’organisation / Welcome address of the organizing committee
8:45-9:00 Introduction du comité scientifique / Introduction from the scientific committee

Session 1


Organisation spatiale des habitats et territoires / Settlements spatial organization and territories

9:00-9:25 Marine RODÉ (Université de Strasbourg, France)
Habitats et territoires du nord-est de la France au premier âge du Fer
9:25-9:50 Clara FLORES BARRIO (Autonomous University / Complutense University, Madrid, Spain)
The occupation of mountainous areas: settlement and territory in the foothills of the Betic Cordillera (Albacete, Spain)
9:50-10:15 Maxime WALTER (Université de Strasbourg, France)
Prendre de la hauteur, contempler son sujet : étude de l’environnement des sites perchés protohistoriques dans la vallée du Rhin supérieur
10:15-10:35 Pause / Coffee break
10:35-11:00 Lofajová Danielová BARBORA (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic / Orava Museum, Dolný Kubín, Slovaquia)
The hillforts in Orava region (NW Slovakia) – the formation of cultural
landscape and settlement strategies in Iron age
11:00-11:25 Jakub TAMAŠKOVIČ (Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra,
Slovak Republic)
Hilltop sites as part of the complex settlement system from the Bronze Age to Iron Age – Case study Liptov region (northern Slovakia)
11:25-11:45 Posters
  Anna LOY (Christian-Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany)
Paysages défensifs – Traces de conflit et de médiation au Premier âge du Fer au Danemark
  Carole QUATRELIVRE (École Normale Supérieure / Université Paris sciences et lettres, Paris, France)
Corpus et caractérisation : l’Île-de-France au second âge du Fer
12:00–13:00 Pause déjeuner / Lunch break

Session 2

Espaces et cultures matérielles / Spaces and material culture

13:05–13:30 Steeve GENTNER (Université de Strasbourg, France)
Le Nord de la Forêt-Noire et son environnement au Ve siècle avant notre ère (Bade-Wurtemberg, DE)
13:30–13:55 José Luis MARTINEZ-BOIX (University of Alicante, Spain)
The last Iberians or the first Romans? Landscape distribution of the painted Iberian pottery along the 1st century BC in the south-eastern Iberian Peninsula
13:55-14:20 Lizzie SCHOLTUS (Université de Strasbourg, France)
Modéliser les espaces culturels en Gaule de l’Est
14:20-14:40 Posters
  Anna Mária REKEMOVÁ (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) Celtic coin hoards as a mirror of human activities
  Rita SOLAZZO (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France)
Les Sabins, un peuple de guerriers ? Études des espaces géographiques d’occupations sabins pendant l’âge du Fer

Session 3

Pratiques rituelles dans la paysage / Ritual practices in the landscape

14:40–15:05 Stanislas BOSSARD (Université de Nantes, France) – Les sanctuaires de l’Ouest de la France : de l’organisation des sites à la structuration des territoires
15:05-15:30 Zahra KOUZEHGARI (Collegium de Lyon / ENS de Lyon, France) – Landscape and the rise of Symbols: a case study of the symbols in central Zagros Iran, Mesopotamia, and Nile valley, Bronze to Iron Age
15:30-15:50 Posters
  Angélique GUIGNER (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, France) – Sanctuaires et territoires en monde ibérique : la question du paysage religieux
  Thibault LE COZANET (Université de Bourgogne–Franche-Comté, Dijon, France) – Essai de modélisation de l’occupation rituelle en région Bourgogne- Franche-Comté au cours de l’âge du Fer
15:50-16:10 Pause / Coffee Break

Session 4

Nécropoles et paysages funéraires / Necropolis and funerary landscape

16:10-16:35 Anne-Lise BAYLÉ (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France) – Organisation de l’espace funéraire en Étrurie méridionale de l’âge du Fer à la période archaïque : étude spatiale de Cerveteri (Sorbo, Laghetto, Cava della Pozzolana)
16:35-17:00 Elena FRIGERIO (Université de Bourgogne–Franche-Comté, Dijon, France / University of Studies of Milan, Italy) – Montericco di Imola (Italy): development and organisation of a necropolis in Romagna between the mid-sixth and late-fifth centuries BC
17:00-17:25 Valérie TAILLANDIER (Université de Bourgogne–Franche-Comté, Besançon, France) – Organisation et gestion de l’espace funéraire dans les nécropoles du Massif du Jura et du nord des plaines de Saône au Second âge du Fer
17:25-17:50 Bogumiła WOLSKA (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland) – Spatial archaeology in micro-scale. Urn graves of Pomeranian culture communities as consciously shaped space
17:50-18:00 Posters
  Thimo BRESTEL & Jonas ABELE (State Office for the Preservation of Monuments, Stuttgart, Germany) – The funerary landscapes surrounding the late Hallstatt princely seats of Heuneburg and Hohenasperg

Mardi 10 mars / Monday, March 10th

Session 5

Sols, ressources naturelles et territoires / Soil, natural resources and territories

08:30-08:55 Sammy BEN MAKHAD (Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France) – La fertilisation des parcelles agricoles durant le second âge du Fer en France septentrionale, résultats préliminaires
8:55-9:20 Charlène MOREL (Université de Strasbourg, France) – Stratégies d’implantations protohistoriques dans le Kochersberg (Alsace, France)
9:20-9:55 Marine ROUSSEAU (Université de Bourgogne–Franche-Comté, Besançon, France) – Climatic variability and anthropogenic impact on the Croatian Kvarner archipelago (Krk and Cres Island). First results.
9:55-10:20 Jessica KEIL (University of Innsbruck, Austria) – Bronze Age Settlement Dynamics in North Tyrol (Austria). Archaeological and Scientific Evidence
10:20-10:40 Pause / Coffee break
10:40-11:05 Bastien GOUHIER (Université de Tours, France) – Un paysage salifère à l’Âge du Fer : le cas de la vallée supérieure de la Seille (Moselle)
11:05-11:30 Clara MILLOT-RICHARD (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France) – La vallée du Rhin à La Tène Ancienne et les matières premières : espace économique et paysage culturel
11:30-11:55 Élodie HUBERT (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France) – De la mine au district : étude(s) d’un paysage minier du second âge du Fer au Sud-ouest du Cantal
11:55-12:20 Emmanuelle MEUNIER (NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal) – Étude des paysages miniers du Nord-Ouest ibérique. À la recherche des mines d’étain protohistoriques
12:20 – 13:45 Pause déjeuner / Lunch break

Session 6

Organisation interne des habitats / Intern organization of the settlements

13:45-14:10 Anaïs LACHAMBRE (Université de Bourgogne–Franche-Comté, Besançon, France) – Nouvelles approches chrono-spatiales de l’oppidum de Bibracte 
14:10-14:35 Jennifer RICKEN (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) – The Iron Age settlement structures in the central Hellweg region
14:35-15:00 Boris KRATOFIL (University of Zagreb, Croatia) – Spatial organization of open-type La Tène settlements in the Bosut Valley (Eastern Croatia), based on the Lipovac – Marikovo / Kratine and Vinkovci – Krnjaš sites
15:00–15:25 Patricia ROSELL GARRIDO (University of Alicante, Spain) – Forgotten tasks, forgotten identities: how important is study the maintenance activities in Iberian culture
15:25-15:50 Irene VINADER ANTÒN (University of Alicante, Spain) – Peña Negra (Alicante, Spain) as an example of space occupation during Late Bronze Age in the Iberian Peninsula
16:00-16:20 Pause / Coffee Break
16:20-16:45 Pierre PÉFAU (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France) – Réflexions préliminaires sur l’occupation des agglomérations du Second âge du Fer en Gaule interne : l’apport de l’étude architecturale et spatiale 
16:45-17:10 Adrian WRONA (Independent Researcher, Poland) – Iron processing workshops from the Roman period on the Polish lands – characteristics of spatial organization
17:10-17:30 Posters
  Jasmin WALLNER (University of Innsbruck, Autria) – Iron Age settlement in the Eastern Alpine region
  Paula MARTIN DE LA SIERRA PAREJA (University of Alicante, Spain) – The ceramic repertoire of a Late Bronze site: The House XXXII of Cabezo Redondo (Villena, Alicante)
17:30 Discussion finale et clôture des Rencontres / Final discussion and closing of the Meeting

Mercredi 11 mars / Wednesday, March 11th

  Visite du musée et du site de Bibracte (en option)
Visit to the Museum and the site of Bibracte (optional)