Principal Faculty IMPRS ANARCHIE
Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Archaeology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Telephone +49 (0) 345 55 24 049
Fields of Interest
Interdisciplinary research on settlements and cultural landscape; material culture, esp. stoneware and glass (production, technology, evolution of forms and trade) in broader cultural-historical context; Central Europe including its connections and radiation to Northern, Western and Eastern Europe; material evidence of globalisation in early modern times.
I was born in 1950 in Dalhausen in North Rhine-Westphalia. I studied prehistoric archaeology, medieval and early modern history, history of art, auxiliary sciences of history and European ethnology at the universities of Münster, Munich and the University College of South Wales in Cardiff. Additionally I participated in lectures in the disciplines of geology, Near Eastern and classical archaeology. For my PhD in 1973-1975 I was awarded a grant from the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
From 1975 to 1977 I was research fellow (wissenschaftlicher Angestellter) in the collaborative research centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) No. 17 at the University of Kiel with special tasks in urban archaeology in Lübeck. Subsequently I worked at the University of Göttingen where I made my habilitation in prehistoric archaeology with a core area in medieval and early modern archaeology in 1992.
1997 I became extracurricular professor in Göttingen. Since 2004 I hold the chair for medieval and early modern archaeology in Halle.
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