Tracing towns and territories. High-resolution prospection of pre-Roman land use in Central-Adriatic Italy Ghent University
Archaeologists still know very little about settlements and land use in Central-Adriatic Italy in the
centuries before the Roman conquest in 268 BC: most information about Bronze and Iron Age (ca.
2000-268 BC) communities in this part of Italy comes from rich burials and surface artefacts. This
project aims at filling this lacuna by mapping case-study areas where archaeological traces can be
expected on the basis of ...
High Tide - Low Tide. BrugesU+2019 late-medieval harbour system as a maritime cultural landscape. Ghent University
BrugesU+2019 role as late-medieval harbour and U+201Cmaritime cultural landscapeU+201D is inextricably associated with the dynamic interaction between man and nature via the Zwin tidal inlet. The connectivity within the local and with the global trade networks, the transactions in commodities as well as the impact of residing foreigners on material culture will be the subject of this interdisciplinary study.
Back to basics, with a twist. Applying visual and data analytics to constructing typology and chronology of material culture at ancient Sagalassos and for the discipline of Archaeology KU Leuven
The construction of narratives is a typical activity of archaeology. This can be done at a variety of scales, ranging from regional historical studies, the waxing and waning of specific sites or at the level of the individual object. The crucial difference between narratives and story-telling, is that the former is situated within a disciplinary conceptual and methodological framework, and fully respects the rules of the game called science. ...
The position of Belgian Egyptology within the framework of theory building in the human sciences in the first half of the twentieth century. KU Leuven
This research takes place within the framework of the EOS project ‘Pyramids and Progress. Belgian expansionism and the making of Egyptology, 1830-1952’. In close collaboration with other research strands within the project consortium, this research aims to define within which theoretical currents Belgian Egyptology operated, from its institutionalization in the early 20th century onwards. The PhD will be written in co-tutelle under the ...
From the Third to the Second World? Western European Social Movement and NGOs towards the opening of the East, 1988-1998 KU Leuven
The end of the Cold War and the fall of state Socialism in Eastern Europe in 1989-1991 inspired a lot of reactions in Western European societies. More specifically, the opening of the East attracted hundreds of Western European NGOs, development workers, and experts to Central and Eastern Europe. This research project seeks to analyze how social movements and NGOs in Western Europe interacted with these dramatic and unforeseen changes in the ...
Transforming Landscapes of Southwestern Anatolia: Social and environmental change in the territory of Sagalassos during the Holocene KU Leuven
This dissertation project will combine new research with several extant but currently disparate datasets in a novel way in order to assess the relationships between the past cultural and environmental landscapes within the study area of the ancient town Sagalassos, SW Turkey. Focus will be placed on how societies impacted and were impacted by the landscapes around them and the dynamic interrelationship of land-use strategies and environmental ...
Lost but revived. A study of medieval grouped rural settlements in the County of Flanders (casus Nieuw-Roeselare). Ghent University
Despite their historically attested importance as centres of agrarian and artisanal production in the
hinterland of the major towns, medieval rural settlements in the County of Flanders have seldom
been at the centre of academic archaeological studies. Only in recent years and building on
important methodological improvements in the field of landscape-archaeology, a more systematic
enquiry into the nature, diversity ...
Interregional exchange patterns in ancient Egyptian ceramic vessels: Interdisciplinary approaches to regional variation and its sociocultural effects in the First Intermediate Period and early Middle Kingdom KU Leuven
The First Intermediate Period (FIP) is characterised by profound political and cultural change and a process of regional fragmentation, which only came to an end—at least politically—when the state was reunited in the Middle Kingdom (MK). The study of this process has long been the almost exclusive domain of philological and historical studies. This doctoral research aims to approach it from a different perspective by studying the ...