XIII Antique Archaeology Doctoral Workshop

RAISING A WALL · Objectives - Implementation - Consequences

4JUNE - 7JUNE 2019

Coord.: Dirce MARZOLI (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Madrid) and Laurent CALLEGARIN (EHEHI-Casa de Velázquez, Madrid)
Org.: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (Madrid), École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid)

Registration required
Registrations closed

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
C/ Serrano 159 - Madrid

Casa de Velázquez
C/ de Paul Guinard, 3 - Madrid

Number of places: 16


Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Madrid

President of Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts

Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles

Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (INRAP)

Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien

Director de la Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene

Universidad de Alicante

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Madrid

Collaboration: GREPPI Carlo, historian and writer
Member of the Comitato scientifico dell’Istituto nazionale Ferruccio Parri


The doctoral workshop is organized as part of the scientific collaboration between the German Archaeological Institute and the École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques (Casa de Velázquez) in Madrid, and has become a. This year marks the thirteenth edition of the workshop, which has become a tradition of international renown. The workshop offers young investigators a forum for open, critical and constructive dialog and discussion. The theme of this session focuses on an action as well as on an object: “Raising a Wall”. It will tackle its material reality (architectural and archaeological), but also its political and even symbolical dimension.

This year’s topic has evident present references, in particular the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

This workshop aims at analyzing the technical, political and social aspects related to the construction of a wall, in a diachronic, interdisciplinary and international dialogue. Territorial walls, city walls, neighbourhood walls, as well as symbolic and natural "walls" or demarcations will be discussed.

In order to introduce the different case studies into the transversal discussion, the objectives, implementation and consequences of the construction of the wall will be evoked through lectures given by the supervisors and presentations by the PhD students.

The presentation of this workshop is intentionally wide in order to encourage an interdisciplinary and diachronic dialogue. Its geographical framework includes the West of the ancient world, and the chronological interval extends from the 2nd millennium BC to the Islamic Middle Ages.

The purpose of this workshop is to foster a scientific and methodological reflection. It is especially dedicated to doctoral students in ancient history, archaeology and architecture, from universities and research centers in Europe and Maghreb. In addition, through a multidisciplinary approach, it intends to create an area for exchanges, experiences and analysis of the investigation practices in many different geographical contexts.

Each participant will have the opportunity to become actively involved in an enriching dialogue by presenting aspects of his/her doctoral thesis (in accordance with the theme of the workshop), involving in group activities, and participating to the collective discussion, together with experts of international renown.

The workshop will take place alternately at the Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, and at Casa de Velázquez. A ceremony celebrating the anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall will be held by the German Embassy in Spain, and will be followed by F. Fless conference.

01/03/2022 - Espagnol