University of Southampton archaeologist Joanna Sofaer presents ‘Creativity in Clay: Bronze Age Ceramics in the Carpathian Basin’ over BYO lunch (some refreshments on hand). Thurs, Feb 27, 12 noon, 125 McGraw (Landscapes and Objects Lab).
Abstract: In this paper I want to discuss creativity in the making and use of Bronze Age ceramics in the Carpathian Basin. Creativity is a quality that is highly valued, but not always well understood. Studies of creativity frequently focus on the modern era yet creativity has always been part of human history. It is impossible to understand the development of the new – the imagination, ideas and innovations that form human history – without invoking creativity. I want to address these issues by exploring creativity as a cultural and material phenomenon through a series of case studies.