AC(H)E Matinée with Johannes Krause: Archaeoscience and Art Histories in Dialogue

Plague apparatus from a lazaretto in Venice; a machine for disinfecting letters and papers«, Wellcome Collection

The AC(H)E Matinée is the first lecture of a series organized by the project AC(H)E: Art Histories, Catastrophes, Heritage, Ecologies of the Department Wolf. In a dialogue between Art History and other disciplines from the Humanities and Sciences, the lectures search for joint, or multi-layered insights into the historical dynamics of catastrophes on a local to global scale, while considering in particular relationships between image production, sociopolitical power dynamics, the transformation of spatial orders, and cultural responses to catastrophes. The first speaker is Johannes Krause, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. He will present his research on historic and prehistoric epidemics, with a particular emphasis on an entirely new spectrum of information that genetic evidence from anthropological collections and archaeological excavations can yield.


Biographical Notes

Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause was born in 1980 in the GDR. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. in Genetics at Leipzig University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, where he was supervised by Nobel Laureate Svante Pääbo. He worked at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig as a postdoc before he was appointed junior professor for Paleogenetics at the University of Tübingen in 2010 and subsequently full professor for Archaeo- and Paleogenetics at the same university in 2013. As one of the two founding directors of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, he headed the Department of Archaeogenetics from 2014 to 2020. In 2015 he was made an honorary professor for Archaeo- and Palaeogentics at the University of Tübingen. He is one of the founding directors of the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM), established in 2017. In 2018 he became full professor for Archaeogenetics at the Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Research, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena. In June 2020, Johannes Krause was reappointed as a director to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and his department subsequently moved to Leipzig.

02 July 2024, 10:00am

This will be a hybrid event. Please register here for online attendance.

Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai
Via dei Servi 51
50122 Firenze, Italia



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