The Creation of Landscapes V

Mar 20, 2017 08:00 AM to Mar 24, 2017 06:00 PM

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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International Plant Science Conference

Sep 17, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017

AudiMax, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2, Campusgelände

Auf der "International Plant Science Conference" am 17.–21.09.2017 in Kiel ist die Kieler Archäobotanik in der Session 10. Crop Plants mit 10.1 Archaeobotany: Domestication of Plants (Chairs: Wiebke Kirleis, Kiel und Welmoed Out, Højbjerg/Aarhus) vertreten.

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workshop Archéologie et Gobelets

May 17, 2017 12:00 PM to May 21, 2017 02:00 PM

Leibnizstrasse 1, R. 105 (1st floor).

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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Mosaic 2018

Oct 08, 2018 to Oct 13, 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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Wirtshäuser - Schenken - Ausflugslokale

Dec 07, 2017 01:00 PM to Dec 08, 2017 02:00 PM

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.

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PD Dr. Donat Wehner

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

Sep 19, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018

Kiel University

Call for Papers

The conference will be held in cooperation with the:

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


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

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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