Megaliths : Societies : Landscapes

16.06.2015 um 09:00 bis 20.06.2015 um 16:00

Kiel University

Studientag am Samstag, 22. November 2014

22.11.2014 von 09:00 bis 18:00


Archaeology of Rebellion / Archäologie der Rebellion

03.11.2014 von 09:00 bis 20:00

Johanna-Mestorf-Hörsaal, JMS4 - R. 28, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte

4. Kieler Tage in Posen

05.11.2014 um 18:00 bis 07.11.2014 um 16:00

Poznań, Polen

Joint Oslo-Kiel Workshop "Past socio-environmental dynamics in southern Scandinavia"

24.09.2014 von 15:00 bis 18:00

Museum of Cultural History , St. Olavs gate 29, seminarrom

Radiocarbon and Diet

24.09.2014 um 09:00 bis 27.09.2014 um 18:00

Between the Vikings and the Hanseatic League

28.10.2014 um 10:00 bis 30.10.2014 um 13:00

Schleswig, Schloss Gottorf Lecture hall

Tracking social, economic and environmental dynamics with portable xrf

24.11.2014 um 09:30 bis 25.11.2014 um 16:30

Leibniz-Str. 3, R. 123

8. Deutsche Archäologiekongress

06.10.2014 um 09:00 bis 10.10.2014 um 17:00


Soziale Ungleichheit: ein archäologisches Thema

09.03.2015 um 19:00 bis 12.03.2015 um 18:00

JMS4 - R.28 - Johanna-Mestorf-Hörsaal

Workshop: St. Catharina - eine ländliche Pfarre im ehemaligen Herzogtum Schleswig

03.12.2015 um 13:00 bis 04.12.2015 um 15:00

CAU Kiel Johanna-Mestorf-Str. 2, EG, Raum 14 (Seminarraum)

Two Days of Phytoliths Studies in Kiel

07.12.2015 um 14:30 bis 08.12.2015 um 16:30

CAU Kiel

Ausstellungseröffnung NEBELIVKA - eine Tripolje-Großsiedlung um 4.000 v.Chr.

11.01.2016 von 18:00 bis 19:30

Leibnizstraße 3, Foyer

Mosaic 2016

05.09.2016 um 09:00 bis 09.09.2016 um 20:00

Kiel University, GS Human Development in Landscapes

Workshop Archéologie et Gobelets

17.05.2017 um 12:00 bis 21.05.2017 um 14:00

Leibnizstrasse 1, Raum 105 (1. OG).

Workshop: Archéologie et Gobelets

Between 17th and 21st of May 2017 the CRC-1266 ‘Scales of Transformation’ and Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ will jointly organise the workshop Archéologie et Gobelets in Kiel, titled:

“Think Global, Act Local! The Transformation of Spatial Interaction and Material Culture in Beaker Contexts of the 3rd Millennium BC in Europe”.

The 3rd millennium BC in Europe is a period showing a new quality in the transregional distribution of material culture. What is more, there is a more marked duality between the fragmented pattern of local styles and the new overarching trans-regional elements of material culture, most notably expressed in archaeological terms by the Bell Beaker and Corded Ware phenomena. Such a duality, especially marked by the concept of Bell Beakers and ”Common Ware”, is surely not a total novelty. But the hitherto unknown width of distribution of „global" Corded Ware, or Bell Beaker elements is evidence of a new character of this dialectic in the 3rd millennium BC.

In this workshop, we want to explore the background of this new quality.

Registration at the Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology at Kiel University, Johanna-Mestorf-Str. 2-6



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The Creation of Landscapes V

20.03.2017 um 08:00 bis 24.03.2017 um 18:00

Leibnizstr. 1, 24118 Kiel

International Open Workshop: Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years

The Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” at Kiel University will gladly host the international Open Workshop “Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes V

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the interaction between physical and social landscapes as the most profound process that catalyses human activities in space and time; and the interplay of environments, social relationships, material culture, population dynamics, and human perceptions of socio-environmental change.

Papers for the workshop may be submitted until the end of November; registration is open until February 2, 2017

Flyer Programme and Sessions

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Wirtshäuser - Schenken - Ausflugslokale

07.12.2017 um 13:00 bis 08.12.2017 um 14:00

Johanna-Mestorf-Hörsaal (JMS 4 / R. 28)

Gasthäuser gelten als Brennpunkte des sozialen Lebens und waren bis in die 1970er Jahre hinein – bis zum Siegeszug von Fernseher, Sportheim und Diskothek – von zentraler gesellschaftlicher Bedeutung. Kaum eine andere öffentliche Einrichtung nahm im Privat- und mitunter auch im Arbeitsleben der Menschen einen vergleichbaren Stellenwert ein. Umso erstaunlicher ist es, dass die (Neuzeit-) Archäologie dem Thema bislang nur wenig Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt hat. Dem Missstand soll eine Diskussion aktueller Funde und Befunde aus entsprechenden Kontexten entgegengesetzt werden, um gleichermaßen Perspektiven und Grenzen einer Archäologie von Gasthäusern vom 16. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart auszuloten.

Weitere Informationen (PDF)

PD Dr. Donat Wehner

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Seminar: Building Big? Global Scales of Monumentality

12.03.2018 bis 24.03.2018

Kohima Campus, Meriema, Kohima, Nagaland, India

The Department of History &Archaeology, Nagaland University, Kohima Campus, Meriema, Kohima, Nagaland, India
cordially invites you to the inaugural programme oft he PhD International Seminar:

Building Big? Global Scales of Monumentality
An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective & International Workshop on Hierarchy and Balance:
the role of monumentality in European & North-East Indian Landscapes

organised by The Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology, University of Oslo, Norway; Department of History & Archaeology, Nagaland University; Graduate School 'Human Development in Landscapes' Kiel & Collaborative Research Centre 1266 'Scales ofTransformation', Kiel University, Germany.

Dr. Julianne Rustad I Ms. Maria Wunderlich I Dr. Tiatoshi Jamir I Dr. Ditamulii Vasa

The Nordic School of Archaeology "Dialogues with the Past" organizes a workshop that is comined with a PhD course on issues of monumentality in Kohima, India. The course will take place in Nagaland together with students and lecturers from Northeast India and the "Naga megaliths" will be one aspect of daily experience.

  • invitation (PDF)
  • cover (PDF)
  • program booklet (PDF)
  • poster (PDF)
  • banner (PDF)

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Moin 2018

20.08.2018 bis 24.08.2018

Leibniz-Straße 1, Room 205, University of Kiel

Moin: International Summer school on Modelling Interaction in Landscape Archaeology

  • Venue: Leibniz-Straße 1, Room 205, University of Kiel
  • Date: August, 20-24th, 2018
  • Topic: Developing an R Package for network modelling
  • Target group: Ranging from students to postdocs


What is it about?
Connecting points, creating patterns, understanding processes. It is often the most exciting task after an intensive phase of data acquisition to start thinking about the dynamics that are inscribed in these data and that wait for their discovery. Distribution maps, diagrams, and typology charts are the tools we use to develop our first narratives that describes or even explains our data. After these first steps we usually move on to more elaborate tools of data analyses that ensure the soundness of our interpretations, objectives the approach to allow comparisons, and enables its reproducibility. During the Summer school we want to present, discuss, and develop one of these methods: a tool to reconstruct, weigh, and model spatial interactions:

Presenting and Discussing spatial interactions
International experts will give introductory talks and use case on they reconstructed spatial interaction and which tools they employed or developed. We are happy to welcome: 

  • Emeritus Professor Dr. Ray Rivers, Imperial College London who developed, together with Tim Evans and Carl Knappett, a comprehensive analytical approach to model and reconstruct (maritime) interaction networks (check the numerous publications on his RG page 
  • Clara Filet, Sorbonne University Paris who uses a extended gravity model approach example publication with references to reconstruct spatial interactions that help to gain insights into economic flows and urbanization processes during LaTéne period.
  • Dr. Francesco Carrer, Newcastle University who is an expert in analysing settlement patterns and Ethnoarchaeology. 


Developing a spatial interaction model 
Together with you we want to create a package for the open-source software environment for statistical computing and graphics R that:

  • offers different algorithms to model interactions and flows in space;
  • can be used by any researcher aiming to investigate spatial interactions;
  • enables comparisons between different studies and due to this allows us to investigate the very nature of interactions and flows in landscape archaeology.


In addition to this, we will learn about and contribute to reproducible research, a field that gains continuously more importance and will change the practice of planning, conducting, and publishing scientific results in the not too far future see e.g. this example by Ben Mariwck, one of the leading archaeologists in this debate.

Dates and Fees

  • The Summer school will take place in August, 20-24th.
  • Talks, discussion, and joint work takes place at the CAU Kiel in direct vicinity to the Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes”, Leibnizstr. 1, 24118 Kiel, Germany
  • There are no fees to participate in event. However, since we want to have an intensive workshop atmosphere there are only limited seats available. First come, first serve.
  • The Summer School is organized by:
    • CRC 1266
    • Institute for Pre- and Protohistory at Kiel University
    • ISAAK
  • and funded by:
    • International Center at Kiel University


How to apply?
Everybody can enrol who already has some experiences with R and knows the basics of spatial analyses. 
If you want to participate, please write a (very short) Email to Daniel with the following information:

  • Why do you want to participate?
  • What is your level of expertise (in your subject and in R)?
  • What is the current project you are working on?
  • At which institution are you hosted?
  • What is your status (ranging from student to postdoc)?
  • Do you already published on the subject “interaction”?


We, i.e. Oliver Nakoinz, Martin Hinz and Daniel Knitter, are looking forward to your application and hope to see you this summer in Kiel!

Moin Program

  • Monday, August 20
    • 09:00-10:00 Lecture: Oliver Nakoinz, Modelling Interaction
    • 10:00-10:30 Introduction of the participants, defining working groups
    • 10:30-12:30 Lecture: Daniel Knitter, Introduction to package development with R
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-16:00 Coding in groups
    • 16:00-17:00 Report of the working groups and discussion
  • Tuesday, August 21
    • 09:00-10:30 Lecture: Ray Rivers, Trip Distribution Models
    • 10:30-12:00 Lecture: Clara Filet, Archaeology of Trip Distribution
    • Models
    • 12:00-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-16:00 Coding in groups
    • 16:00-17:00 Report of the working groups and discussion
    • 19:00 Evening at Traumfabrik
  • Wednesday, August 22
    • 09:00-10:00 Lecture: Oliver Nakoinz, Cultural Distance for weighting Networks
    • 10:00-12:30 Coding in groups
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-16:00 Coding in groups
    • 16:00-17:00 Report of the working groups and discussion
  • Thurdsay, August 23
    • 09:00-10:00 Lecture: Oliver Nakoinz, Cultural Distance for weighting Networks
    • 10:00-12:30 Coding in groups
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-15:00 Coding in groups
    • 15:00-16:00 Lecture: Francesco Carrer, Testing with Point Pattern Analysis
    • 16:00-17:00 Report of the working groups and discussion
    • 18:00 Barbecue at Falkensteiner Strand
  • Friday, August 24
    • 09:00-12:30 Coding in groups
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-14:00 Report of the working groups and discussion
    • 14:00-15:00 Talk: Martin Hinz, Summing Up
    • 15:00-16:00 Discussion: Evaluation and Further steps
    • 16:00 Farewell

Oliver Nakoinz

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Mosaic 2018

08.10.2018 bis 13.10.2018

Bibracte, Ecole Européenne de Protohistoire

mosaic 2016

MOSAICnet 2018: Networks in Archaeological Research

International Summer School at Bibracte, Ecole Européenne de Protohistoire

O. Nakoinz, K. Gruel, P. Brun, F. Faupel und C. Filet

Poster in english and french 

Flyer in english and french


Ranging from exchange to urban networks, interactions systems are a basic component of every society, from the prehistoric to the modern.
The Research School ‘MOSAICnet: Networks in archaeological research’ aims at bringing together young and senior researchers around this transdisciplinary issue of networks. The Research School offers the state of the art of several methodological approaches (such as Social Network Analysis, Spatial Network Analysis, etc.), resulting from the dialogue between the Human and the Exact Sciences.
It also intends to discuss their contributions to the research on past social, cultural and economic interactions.
The Research School will last 6 days, and will address the matters of the theoretical context of the research on interaction systems, the empirical data we can rely on to grasp them, as well as provide an overview of several available methods of system analysis and reconstruction. Those tools will be applied using the Rstudio software.


Application forms available here in english and french

Application Dead-line : 15/05/2018



Bibracte site obtained the “Grand site de France” label, for its exceptional archaeological heritage. Situated in the heart of the Morvan Regional Nature Park in today’s central France, the site was the location of one of the first cities of continental Europe, between the 2nd cent. BCE and the 1st cent. CE. The training will take place at the European Research Centre, adjacent to the archaeological site. The Centre possesses a documentation centre on European Protohistory (200 000 volumes), which is open 24 hours a day.


Courses + accomodation + meals + shuttle from/to train station Le Creusot TGV

300 € : Researchers/Professionals with position
100 € : PhDs and Postdocs without position


The theoretical training is given in English. Workshops will have support in three languages: French, German and English.


With the participation of Olivier BUCHSENSCHUTZ, directeur de recherche émérite
CNRS, École normale supérieure, France, Patrice BRUN, Professeur des Universités
Université Paris 1, France, Catalin POPA, Post-doctorant, Université de Leiden, Pays-Bas et Fabrice ROSSI, Professeur des Universités, Université Paris 1, France

  • Block 0 : Introduction to R and Rstudio (optional) (O. Nakoinz, C. Filet and F. Faupel) An introductory course on the use of the R language, intended for participants who have no practical experience of this programming language and of the use of scripts.
  • Block 1 : Networks in Archaeology: considerations and challenges (O. Nakoinz, P. Brun and O. Buchsenschutz) Presentations on the theoretical context of the research on interactions and networks in past societies. Several types of networks and the means to identify and reconstruct them, as well as non-computerbased approaches on spatial interactions are considered.
  • Block 2 : Social Network Analysis (O. Nakoinz) Introduction to Social Network Analysis methods. Different centrality indices are introduced to quantify comparisons between several organization structures of networks from several areas and periods.
  • Block 3 : Exchange systems in space (F. Faupel) Past interactions are constrained by the distance between actors. The course will focus on travel itineraries, by considering the analysis of the road structure, the identification of factors that influence the location of a path, and the method of least cost path analysis.
  • Block 4 : Approaching the organization of exchange systems (C. Filet, F. Rossi) Most of past interactions, their actors and their intensity are not known to archaeologists. The course will be dedicated to ways of approaching the organization of past exchange systems in theabsence of written sources. For this purpose an introduction to spatial interaction models and the study of distribution patterns of archaeological artefacts will be given.
  • Block 5 : Benefits and usefulness of network analyses in archaeology (C. Popa and participants) Critical review of the applicability and limits of each method.

Accommodation at Bibracte

  • Accommodation and meals are fully covered at the Bibracte Research Centre (see below)..
  • Applications are open to senior and young researchers (PhD and Post-docs) as well as all scholars and professionals in archaeology working on communication or exchange networks.
  • While interest in the application of network analyses from the participants is expected, expert knowledge about the methodology or the software will not be necessary.

Scientific Committee

  • Oliver NAKOINZ, Privat-docent, Institut d’Archéologie pré- et protohistorique, Université de Kiel, Allemagne
  • Katherine GRUEL, directrice de recherches CNRS, École normale supérieure, France
  • Clara FILET, doctorante, Université Paris 1, France
  • Franziska FAUPEL, doctorante, Université de Kiel, Allemagne
  • Vincent GUICHARD, Directeur de l’EPCC Bibracte


  • CNRS, Formation Permanente
  • Laboratoire AOrOc, CNRS ENS-PSL Paris
  • Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Universität Kiel
  • Deutsch-Französische Hochschule (Université Franco-Allemande)
  • Centre de recherche de Bibracte Glux en Glenne (France)

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45. Internationale Tagung des Arbeitskreises für historische Kulturlandschaftsforschung in Mitteleuropa e.V. (ARKUM)

19.09.2018 bis 22.09.2018

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

"Exklusion | Inklusion - Transkulturalität im Raum"

Die Tagung findet statt in Zusammenarbeit mit der:

  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Vorderasiatische Archäologie

Tagungsort: Kiel
Inklusion | Exklusion - Transkulturalität im Raum
19. – 22. September 2018

(English version below)

Auf seiner 45. Jahrestagung fragt der Arbeitskreis für Historische Kulturlandschaftsforschung in Mitteleuropa (ARKUM e.V.) nach den konkreten räumlichen Manifestationen transkulturellen Exklusions-, Inklusions- und Verschmelzungsprozesse. Die Tagung stellt in den Mittelpunkt, wie transkulturelle Prozesse und Praktiken r äumliche Anordnungen schaffen und wie räumliche Dispositionen auf transkulturelle Prozesse einwirken. Es sollen insbesondere die landschaftlichen Bezüge von Räumen oder Orten betrachtet sowie die Auswirkungen transkultureller Inklusions- und Exklusionsmechanismen auf die Gestaltung und Entwicklung von Kulturlandschaft untersucht werden. 

Wir denken beispielsweise an die Topografien von Migration, Aus- und Einwanderung, identitätsstiftende Praktiken an Grenzen, das transkulturelle Potential von Nicht-Orten, aber auch Prozesse des Ein- und Auschließens durch spezifische Handlungstypen (z.B. religiöse, politische, ökonomische), die sich in materiellen Arrangements niederschlagen. 

In it's 45th annual meeting the Arbeitskreis für Historische Kulturlandschaftsforschung in Mitteleuropa (ARKUM e.V.) looks at specific spatial manifestations of such transcultural processes of exclusion, inclusion and hybridisation. The meeting focuses on how transcultural processes and practices create spatial arrangements and how, on the other hand, spatial dispositions influence transcultural processes. Special attention will be turned to the relations between spaces and places in the landscape as well as the impact of transcultural mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion on the formation and development of cultural landscapes. 

Possible fields of research may be e.g. the topographies of migration, emmigration, immigration, practices of identity-building at borders, the transcultural potential of non-places, but also processes of ex- and inclusion through specific actions (religious, political, economical etc.), which manifest in material arrangements.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Müller

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