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May 16, 2015


ELIN ENGSTRÖM ( Stockholm University

I am a PhD student in archaeology at Stockholm University. My research interests include the history of archaeology, cultural heritage studies and feminist theory. My PhD research concerns the relationship between archaeological practice, cultural heritage management and museum education from the 1960s and onwards. I examine the cultural heritage site Eketorp, a prehistoric ring-fort, on the island of Öland, Sweden. The archaeological excavations at Eketorp, which began in 1964, lasted for a decade and soon turned into one of the largest archaeological research projects in Sweden. After the excavations the archaeological site was transformed into a full-scale archaeological reconstruction by the Swedish National Heritage Board. Since the mid-1980s the site has been a popular tourist attraction and open-air museum. The history of the site itself connects to several academic fields, including archaeology, history of archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies. Eketorp is therefore approached through ethnographic fieldwork as well as archive material and published archaeological texts. The aim of this interdisciplinary approach is to explore how hierarchies and notions of gender in academic practice are created, performed, and maintained through several scientific and heritage institutions.

FRANCISCO GRACIA ALONSO ( University of Barcelona

Francisco GRACIA ALONSO, professor (catedrático) of Prehistory at the University of Barcelona and director of GRAP (Research Group Protohistoric Archaeology). His main research interests are the Historiography of Spanish Archaeology; Protection and plundering of historical and archaeological heritage in times of war; the protohistory of the Iberian Peninsula; and war in the Ancient world. Among his recent publications are: La arqueología durante el primer franquismo (2009); Salvem l’art. La protecció del aptrimoni cultural català durant la guerra civil (2011); Pere Bosch Gimpera. Universidad, política exilio (2011); Arqueologia i política. La gestió de Martín Almagro Basch al capdavant del Museu Arqueològic Provincial de Barcelona (1939-1962) (2012); El tesoro del “Vita”. La protección y el expolio del patrimonio histórico-arqueológico durante la Guerra Civil (2014) and Pensar la Universitat. Escrits de Pere Bosch Gimpera (2015). For more information:

CSABA SZABO (szabo.csaba.pte@gmail.comUniversity of Pécs (HU) – Erfurt Universität (DE)

Finishing his B.A. and M.A. studies in classical archaeology and ancient history at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj (Romania), Csaba Szabó is currently a Ph.D. candidate of archaeology and ancient history at the University of Pécs, Hungary and at the Max Weber Kolleg in Erfurt. Since October 2014 he is member of the LAR (Lived Ancient Religion) project and it’s new, joint project (Sanctuaries Project), directed by prof. dr. Jörg Rüpke and prof. dr. Greg Woolf. His research interest is focused on the religious life of Apulum (Dacia), the cult of Mithras in Dacia and the historiography of Roman religious studies in Romania. He is a member of  the Association of Romanian Archaeologists and editor of the Géza Alföldy, Roman Religion and I love Apulum Facebook pages.



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