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060018 VO Post-Medieval Archaeology (2017S)


Language: Deutsch

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 18.05. 12:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 7 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 3.OG
Friday 19.05. 09:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 7 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 3.OG
Thursday 01.06. 12:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 7 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 3.OG
Friday 02.06. 09:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 7 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 3.OG
Saturday 03.06. 09:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 7 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 3.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture will give an overview about questions, methods and results of post-medieval archeology in Europe, especially in the German-speaking world.
Post-medieval archaeology is one of the most recent archaeologies. But the discipline gains increasing importance and popularity by the close connection with the heritage conservation and the immediate temporal proximity to our modern society. Post-medieval archaeology is in constant exchange with neighboring disciplines. Archaeological methods can be used to depict a part of the historical reality which, despite many written and pictorial sources, could not be discovered otherwise. The spectrum ranges from the archeology of the Reformation to the investigation of our modern present age.
The lecture finishes with a written test.

Assessment and permitted materials

written test

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

A. Andrén:Between Artifacts and Texts. Historical Archaeology in Global Perspektive (New York 1998).

V. Buchli / G. Lucas: Archaeologies of the contemporary Past (London 2001).

N. Mehler (Ed.): Historical Archaeology in Central Europe. The Society for Historical Archaeology. Special Publication Number 10. Rockville 2013.

Post-Medieval Archaeology 1 (1967) - 50 (2016).

Association in the course directory

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