Cereal Cultures in South and Central Asia

Cereal Cultures is an interdisciplinary research network formed in 2018 to connect scholars interested in the study of cereals in their respective sociocultural contexts across regions and time. The network includes archaeologists, (ethno-)archaeobotanists, and social and cultural anthropologists from the University of Groningen, the Goethe University, Frankfurt, as well as several partner institutions and serves as a platform for coordinating research activities.



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ECSAS Conference in Turin, Italy


Collaborative Cultural Anthropology: Workshop “Cereal Cultures in Odisha”

As part of the close collaboration between researchers from three universities and research institutions in India (Utkal University), the Netherlands (University of Groningen) and Germany (Frobenius Institute at Goethe University), a workshop on “Cereal Cultures in Odisha” was held on the 10th of February, 2023 in Bhubaneswar, India. In the presence of the Vice-Chancellor of…

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Results of the Cereal Cultures Workshop in Groningen, 30.09-01.10.2022

The Cereal Cultures workshop held at the University of Groningen, Netherlands was a rousing success as fieldwork progress was shared, further research processes were discussed and future events were planned. The PhD researchers of the project presented their findings at the two-day workshop, gaining feedback and thought-provoking impulses for their next phases of fieldwork. Under…

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“Towards collaborative research on cereal cultures in South Asia”

The panel “Towards collaborative research on cereal cultures in South Asia” by Roland Hardenberg (Frobenius-Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt, DE), Peter Berger (Institute of Indian Studies, University of Groningen, NL), and Sofia Filatova (Groningen Institue of Archaeology, University of Groningen, NL) has been accepted for the 27th European Conference of South Asian Studies (ECSAS) of the…

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