The workshop Beyond Subsistence: Human-Nature Interactions organized by the AG Animal, Plants and Substances was celebrated during the 17th and 18th of November in Tübingen. More than 40 international scholars from different backgrounds and universities attended this event. The objective of this workshop was to discuss and to re-define the term "Subsistence" from a multidisciplinary perspective with a wide temporal and spatial scale. The event was a great success due to the leading of discussion to exchange different ideas and perspectives from the Archaeology and the Anthropology.

International Conference

European Islands

Between Isolated and Interconnected Life Worlds
Interdisciplinary Long-Term Perspectives


Venue: Ernst von Sieglin Hörsaal (165), Institute for Classical Archaeology, Castle Hohentübingen

Time: 15 - 16 November 2019

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Lecture Announcement

Prof. Dr. Beate M.W. Ratter (Hamburg) talks about:

More Than Land Surrounded by Water? A Geographer’s View of Island Spatiality


Time: November 15, 2019, 7 pm
Venue: Ernst von Sieglin Hörsaal in the Department for Classical Archaeology, Castle


Back in Tübingen: For four weeks, the project B02 worked together with students of prehistoric and early historical archaeology in a forest near Leutkirch in the Allgäu region. This time two burial mounds from the Bronze Age or Iron Age (2nd/1st millennium BC) were examined. The analysis of sample material should provide further details about the age of the dead monuments.


SFB 1070 co-hosted a workshop about Scientific Communication at the Inter-Congress 2019

More than a dozen researchers coming from twelve different countries took part in the workshop ‘Writing for a public of non-anthropologists’ of the Commission on Anthropology and Education. The workshop under the direction of PD Dr. Sabine Klocke-Daffa (SFB 1070 – University of Tübingen, Germany), Prof. Giovanna Guslini (formerly Ministry of Education, University and Research, Italy) and Dr. Ajeet Jaiswal (Pondicherry University, India) was held at the Inter-Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in Poznán/Poland 2019.

The two latest volumes of the ResourceCultures series have been published

Two new volumes appeared in the book series RessourcenKulturen: „Klöster und ihre Ressourcen. Räume und Reformen monastischer Gemeinschaften im Mittelalter.“ by Marco Krätschmer, Katja Thode and Christina Vossler-Wolf, and „Bronzezeitlicher Transport. Akteure, Mittel und Wege.“ by Bianka Nessel, Daniel Neumann and Martin Bartelheim.

In „Klöster und ihre Ressourcen“  the use of water, wood and stone, but also the use of immaterial resources such as spirituality, education and relationships in a monastic context is examined. Archaeologists, historians and art historians examine the use of space, the implementation of reforms, but the economic purposes of the spiritual centres in the tension between monastery and the outside world.

The „Bronzezeitlicher Transport“ illuminates interurban transport in prehistoric times. Extensive contact networks ensure the dissemination of knowledge, goods and cultural values. The conference volume shows how the Bronze Age infrastructure can be imagined in different regions and to what extent traffic routes and exchange form a resource.

The volumes of the ResourceCultures series reflect the breadth and interdisciplinary cooperation of the SFB, which consists of archaeologies, empirical cultural studies, ethnology, geography, history and historical philology.

In order to ensure that the results of the SFB are disseminated as widely as possible, the volumes are available not only in printed form but also as OpenAccess downloads.

The Collaborative Research Centre 1070 ResourceCultures does great PR!

On the Occasion of the 50th anniversary of its program ‚Collaborative Research Centers‘ the German Research Community DFG presented an article about it in its online magazine. Out of 260 Collaborative Research Centers in whole Germany they chose to present seven for being great examples of PR. Among them: the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1070 ResourceCultures. We are very proud of that, because it shows that we are on the right track. Amongst the events our research centre had carried out they named especially three: The exhibition ‚Curse and Blessing of Resources‘ at the museum of the university at the castle of Tübingen wich took place from October 2016 until January 2017, Children’s University Tübingen, where Kids could discover bronze age resources by playing and last years school project: ‚The world is our field‘. In this project our researchers and students were able to give pupils some insights into various subjects of cultural anthropology. Our Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1070 ResourceCultures is one out of seven at the University of Tübingen. We are funded by the German Research Community DFG since 2013. Researchers from different fields of Archeology, Philology, the science of history, Cultural Anthropology and empirical Cultural Studies are working at a new understanding of the concept of resources. DFG is funding the staff, invests in scientific devices and finances field trips, symposia, guest lectures, international cooperations, PR, and programs concerning young researchers as well as gender equity. We congratulate the German Research Community DFG on this anniversary and we want to give our sincere thanks for allowing us at SFB 1070 ResourceCultures to do our research.