Adam Mickiewicz University and the City of Poznań invite you to two open lectures by dr Jes Martens of University of Oslo. Dr Jes Martens deals with the relationships between Scandinavia and areas of Lower Germany and Poland in the Iron Age.
The lecture entitled "The social organization of the Pre-Roman communities in Northern Europe" will be held on 25 November 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Collegium Historicum AMU, in ul. Św. Marcin 78, room 118.
Doctor Jes Martens will also give a lecture entitled: "Settlement archaeology in Scandinavia". This lecture will be held on 27 November 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Collegium Historicum AMU, in ul. Św. Marcin 78, room 118.
Dr Jes Martens finished Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, where in 1990 he defended his MA thesis dedicated to studies on ceramics of one of the most important Danish archaeological sites - Borremose. In 1998 he defended his PhD dissertation entitled Lokal udvikling kontra fremmed indflydelse - den yngre førromerske jernalders særlige baggrund og udvikling i Nordjylland (Local development vs. foreign impacts - early pre-Roman period in Northern Jutland, detailed background and development) at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of University of Copenhagen. Currently, dr Jes Martens is a scientific worker at the University of Oslo. The studies undertaken by him are incredibly versatile, his scientific outcome includes works dedicated to primaeval history of Europe since the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. However the main focus of his works regards issues related to the Iron Age. He is one of the most prominent European archaeologists - researchers of the early Pre-Roman period (3rd-1st century BC) in Northern and Central Europe. Dr Jes Martens has been dealing with the relationships between Scandinavia and areas of Lower Germany and Poland during the Iron Age for many years. In his works he tries to explore the issues of chronology of the Pre-Roman period. He also conducts research on the development of the Pre-Roman pottery, considered in a broad, comparative context. This may be done owing to his extensive knowledge of the materials, which he acquired during numerous archaeological field research, carried out or participated by him in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland and the Faroe Islands as well as the research queries conducted by him in Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Dr Jes Martens is a scholar of DAAD and NORFA, winner of Charles Christensen award, granted by the Copenhagen Kongelige nordiske Oldskriftsselskap.