The Café Wagner provided the perfect venue for an evening that was dedicated to the recent culture of protest in Romania. For several year now, Romanians react increasingly critical – that is visibly critical – to the in many cases intransparent and corruption-beneficial governmental policy in their country. That's what Henry Rammelt, political scientist and sociologist, who deals with social transformations, political participation, social movements and especially with the civil society of Middle- and (South-)Eastern Europe, reports on. Together with Ruxandra Gubernat and Marcel Schreiter he portrayed some protagonists of this protest culture and had their say.
Preceding the cinema show was a lecture about the film's development that dealt (too) with the question how from curiosity and scientific interest finally emerged a film of good publicity that was to be seen on many festivals, and as well discussed the possibilities, maybe even the responsibility, of science to proceed into public with observations and analyses. by doing so, the evening lecture wove into the interdisciplinary seminar programme "Anthropology goes Public. Critical intervention about inequality and stereotypes with the EU" that took place in that winter semester in cooperation with the Department of Ethnlogy/Cultural Anthropology together with the Institute for Romance Studies, Department Romanian Studies.
At the Long Night of Sciences on 22nd November 2019 the Pre- and Early Historic Archaeology offered numerous exciting items on the agenda. About 200 people came for the "Night of the Open Door" into non-public Collection for Teaching and Viewing of the teaching building Löbdergraben 24a. Within the collection reference persons answered interested visitors' questions. Many took the chance of a guided tour through the collection by Prof. Dr. Peter Ettel. His lecture on "Archaeology of the Middle Saale Valley" (about 60 guests) and the lecture of Dr. Hans-Volker Karl about the topic of "Cynophagy – Eating Dogs" (about 30 guests) count as the night's hightlights. There was as well the opportunity to visit the recent exhibition "Against the Current – River Shipping in the Middle Ages".
All in all the Long Night of Sciences was a full success for the Pre- and Early Historic Archaeology. (by Maximilian Mewes)