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Seminar series

Social Resilience & Security seminar series: Deep history of violence and security

Tuesday 13 September 2022
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Why do people fight? Are people altruistic or violent by nature? These are the kind of questions philosophers, sociologists and historians have been discussing for centuries. In answering such questions, they tend to refer to primeval states of humankind – our deep past.

As it is this deep past that archaeology studies, David Fontijn (Professor Archaeology of Early Europe) deals with these questions from an evidence-based, rather than an idealized starting point. What does prehistoric evidence tell us on how – and especially – when people constituted violent versus peaceful behaviour? Can we use some of these insights to understand modern-day society?

Learn more during the (hybrid) seminar

The seminar ''Deep history of violence and security'' by David Fontijn (professor in Archaeology of Early Europe) will take place in the Pieter de la Court building (room 5A42) or can be joined online via the Zoom link below.

Social Resilience & Security seminar series

This hybrid seminar series is organized by researchers from the Social Resilience and Security programme. The programme brings together experts from Leiden University and the LUMC, including but not limited to the Faculties of Archaeology, Governance and Global Affairs, Humanities, Law and Social and Behavioural Sciences. Together with a large network of international experts, the programme seeks to examine the mechanisms of social resilience and security, for instance through studying the processes of resilience, uncertainty, and violence in society.

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