Prof. Ian Hodder (USA) 13.11.2015

The Adam Mickiewicz University and the City of Poznań invite you to an open lecture which will be delivered by Prof. Ian Hodder, lecturer of Stanford University (since 1999) and Cambridge University (1977-1999).

Lecture entitled: "Human-thing entanglement: some new ideas, methods, applications" will take place on 13 November 2015 at 11:30 AM in H. Łowmiański Room in Collegium Historicum, Umultowska 89D.

Professor Ian Hodder is specialist in archaeology and anthropology. He is the laureate of many prestigious awards, e.g.: Gordon Childe Prize (Institute of Archaeology, University College, London - 1971) or The Oscar Montelius Medal, Swedish Society of Antiquaries (1995) and the head of international research project Çatalhöyük Research Project.

Professor Ian Hodder studied at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, and at Cambridge University where he obtained a PhD degree in 1975. Straight after, he worked in Leeds and then he returned to Cambridge University where he lectured until 1999. Over this period he was appointed a professor of archaeology and was elected a member of British Academy. In 1999 he moved to Stanford University where he became a lecturer at the Faculty of Anthropology (Dunlevie Family Professor) and head of local Centre of Archaeology.

His main full-scale archaeological projects include: Haddenham in the eastern England and Çatalhöyük in Turkey where he conducts research since 1993. He was honoured with Oskar Montelius Medal awarded by the Swedish Art and Antique Dealers Association and Huxley Memorial Medal of the Royal Institutions of Anthropology. He was a Guggenheim scholar and has honorary doctorates of universities in Bristol and Leiden. He is visiting professor of Oxford Magdalen College, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme and Paris Sorbonne University.

Professor Hodder, apart from managing Çatalhöyük project, is TEMPER grant director (Training, Education, Management and Prehistory in the Eastern Mediterranean) financed by the European Union. He is also a co-coordinator of ESRC grant - "Ritual, Community and Conflict", member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists, Royal Anthropological Institute, member of Society of Antiquaries, Prehistoric Society, Society for American Archaeology, American Anthropological Association, Academic Advisory Committee for Global Heritage Fund and Advisory Board for John Templeton Foundation.

His major publications include: Spatial analysis in archaeology (1976 CUP, Symbols in action (1982 CUP, Reading the past (1986 CUP), The domestication of Europe (1990 Blackwell), The archaeological process (1999 Blackwell), The leopard's tale: revealing the mysteries of Çatalhöyük (2006 by Thames and Hudson, Entangled. An archaeology of the relationships between humans and things (2012 Wiley Blackwell).

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