Conference presentations/invited talks

2018

Human-Environment Relations from an Archaeological Perspective: two Case Studies. Workshop ‘Crustal Deformation, Geo-hazard Risk and Eco-environment of the Hainan Island’, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Haikou.

Personal Hygiene in Ancient China (1045 BCE-220 AD). Workshop 4on4, Shenzhen.

2017

Sandaohaizi: a newly excavated deerstone excavated deerstone-khirigsuurcomplex in northwest China. Conference ‘Scythians and other early Eurasian nomads’, The British Museum, London.

The gender of personal hygiene in Zhou-dynasty China (1045-256 BCE). Workshop ‘Cleaning and Value’, Goethe University Frankfurt

2016

Mucky pups or neat freaks? Thoughts on the social relevance of personal hygiene in ancient China. LMU China Academic Network 2nd Scientific Forum, Hangzhou, PR China

Human-Bird interfaces in Han dynasty China as displayed through kingfisher-ornaments in graves. 22nd regular meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), Vilnius, Lithuania

Yunnan-Steppe Relations: Old Questions, New Data. 21st Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), St. Petersburg, [together with Dr. A. Hein]

The Role of Monuments in Shaping Mobile-Pastoralist Landscapes in Bronze Age North-West China. 7th Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA), Boston, USA

A Match made in Heaven? Network Analysis and Contact Zones. Workshop 'Network Theory', Münchner Zentrum für Antike Welten/Munich

2015

Changed Strategies of Interaction: Exchange Relations on China's Northern Frontier in Light of the Finds from Xinzhuangtou. Research Forum, Graduate School Distant Worlds, Munich, Germany

Heightened Receptivity? Steppe Objects in Elite Tombs of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE-CE 9). Workshop 'Rethinking Cultural Contacts', Graduate School Distant Worlds, Munich, Germany

The Study of Chinese Archaeology in Germany (in Chinese). Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, PRC

2014

Taking Small Step(pe)s - Network Analysis and Cross-Regional Exchange in the Northern Chinese Steppe. Inaugural Conference of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA), Olomouc, Czech Republic

Regionale und überregionale Kontakte im östlichsten Eurasischen Steppengürtel am Beispiel des Gräberfeldes von Majiayuan. Research Forum, Graduate School Distant Worlds, Munich, Germany

2012

Mönche, Händler und Gelehrte - eine kleine Geschichte der Seidenstraße(n). ZONTA International, Heidelberg, Germany

Ai Weiwei - Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn. Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte/ Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

2011

Zhou-Dynasty Bronzes. Christie's Education, London, UK

Metalworking Cultures in Northern and South-Western China. Christie's Education, London, UK

Analysing the use of images within the mobile-pastoralist groups of NorthernChina (5th-1st centuries BCE), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK

2009

Some thoughts on the use of images as an archaeological source. Symposium 'At the Boundaries of Images', Columbia University, New York, USA

2008

Belt plaque iconography in the so-called Beifang from Warring States to Western Han. International Conference on Xiongnu Archaeology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

On the iconography of belt plaques as evidence for life and thought in the Beifang. International Symposium on Ordos Bronze Ware, Ordos Municipal Bronze Museum, Ordos City, PR China

Bedeutungsfelder figürlicher Kunst in frühen Kulturen. International Symposium 'Bilder in der Archäologie - eine Archäologie der Bilder?', Hamburg, Germany [together with Jennifer Bagley M.A.]

 

Conference/Workshop Organization

2016

Archaeo-Ornithology: Figurations of Human-Bird Interfaces in Prehistory and Early History. Half-day session at the 22nd Regular Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), Vilnius, Lithuania [with Shumon Hussain M.A.]

Regional and Cross-regional Exchange in Pre-imperial and Early Imperial China. Panel at the 21st Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), St. Petersburg, Russia [with Dr. Maria Khayutina]

Kulturkontakte in antiken Welten: Theorien und Fallbeispiele. Monthly lecture series with national and international speakers, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany [with Dr. Anke Hein]

2015

Rethinking Cultural Contacts. Workshop (1 day) with Prof. Dr. Ch. Ulf (Innsbruck University), Graduate School Distant Worlds, Munich, Germany

Kulturkontakte in antiken Welten: Theorien und Fallbeispiele. Monthly lecture series with national and international speakers, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany [with Dr. Anke Hein]

Experimental Archaeology. Series of practical workshops. Topics hitherto addressed comprise bronze casting and ceramics production, working with precious metals as well as papyrus and textile manufacture. Graduate School Distant Worlds, Munich, Germany

2014

Arbeit mit Theorien. Interdisciplinary graduate workshop in conjunction with the conference 'InterDisciplinas - Interdisziplinarität als Chance und Problem in der altertumswissenschaftlichen Forschung. Tagung der Graduiertenprogramme München, Berlin und Basel', Graduate School Distant Worlds, Munich, Germany

New Approaches to Theory in Chinese Archaeology. Workshop at Inaugural Conference of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA), Olomouc, Czech Republic [with Dr. Nicholas Vogt]

Experimental Archaeology. Series of practical workshops. Topics hitherto addressed comprise bronze casting and ceramics production, working with precious metals as well as papyrus and textile manufacture. Graduate School Distant Worlds, Munich, Germany

2008

Bilder in der Archäologie - eine Archäologie der Bilder? 3-day symposium with international speakers, Universität Hamburg, Germany [with Dr. Annette Haug and Carsten Juwig M.A.]