Mosaic 2016

05.09.2016 um 09:00 bis 09.09.2016 um 20:00

Kiel University, GS Human Development in Landscapes

mosaic 2016

Modelling Spheres of Interaction

International Summer School at Kiel University.
05. - 09.September 2016

Organised by: Oliver Nakoinz, Franziska Faupel, Daniel Knitter
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This Summer School focuses on interaction as a key concept in social life, and on methods for reconstructing and modeling spheres of interaction at different spatial and temporal scales. Students will learn an innovative approach, used in recent studies, for modelling spheres of interaction. The course will cover a variety of theories and concepts that will enable students to apply this method to further regions, material groups, and time periods. The course is divided into individual lessons presented by experts, thus providing a diverse overview of approaches.

Guest lecturers

  • Dr. Loup Bernard, Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences de l’Homme, University Straßbourg, France
  • Prof. Dr. James Allison, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University Utah, U.S.A.
  • Dr. Aleksandr Diachenko, Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

Participating Institutions

  • Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel University
  • Johanna Mestorf Academy, Kiel
  • University of Straßbourg
  • Brigham Young University, Utah, U.S.A.
  • Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Exellence cluster Topoi, Berlin

About Mosaic

At Kiel University there is a growing interdisciplinary community which strives to establish an integrative concept and culture of modelling. The intention behind Mosaic is to convey the Kiel spirit of interdisciplinary modelling and to facilitate knowledge transfer on basic theories, methods and techniques in spatio-temporal modelling.
In this summer school we will introduce participants to the basics of modelling, ma-
thematics, trends, boundaries, movement,  interaction and networks.


Application will be open to all graduate and postgraduate students.
Undergraduate students may be admitted under special conditions. Please feel free to contact us with questions regarding eligibility. To apply, please send in a short CV and a letter of motivation, including your current research interests.

Application deadline: Mai 31, 2016
Please send your applications to:

Note to participants

Please bring your own laptop, if possible. We can supply a limited number of laptops. Should you need to borrow a laptop, please mention it in your application.

Additional Information

ECTS Points

Up to two ECTS points can be awarded for participation in this summer school.

Boarding and Lodging 

To cover the cost of materials, a nominal fee of 25€ will be charged upon final registration. Boarding and lodging must be arranged and paid for by the participants. The “Basic Hotel City” offers a discount on room rentals for participants of the summer school. If you need assistance in booking, please feel free to contact us.

Social Activities 

To welcome our guests, we are planning a BBQ for the first evening of the week. On Thursday evening we will be having dinner and drinks at Forstbaumschule. Please let us know if you are planning on participating in either of these events.

Kiel, with its unique location on the Baltic Sea, is one of northern Germany’s richest cities with regards to naval history as well as maritime esprit.  With famous events such as the “Kieler Woche” it offers many activities which which make the most of its seaside location..

Carl Evers / Tine Karck

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