Department of

Archaeology and Heritage Studies

  • #17 on QS World University Rankings


At the department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies we are concerned with people and the environment and culture and society from the earliest to modern times, with a focus on studies of material culture. On the basis of fieldwork and library and laboratory studies, including anthropology, history and a variety of scientific approaches, the programme investigates and challenges our understanding of past societies seen in a long time perspective.

Research environment
The archaeology programme at Aarhus University has an international profile and strong research networks. A dynamic research environment provides the framework for large research projects, international conferences and a variety of visiting researchers. The environment is versatile and cross-disciplinary, and the academic staff’s research competences span topics ranging from war and power, mobility and globalisation, family and individual, religion and rituals, landscape and settlement, paleo-demography and evolution, trade and networks, technology and knowledge exchange to (in particular) quantitative analysis methods, field methodology and digital representation.

Affiliated degree programmes
The archaeology programme at Aarhus University offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in prehistoric archaeology and medieval and Renaissance archaeology. In addition, a variety of elective subjects and events are offered, including the Viking Age Summer University.

Academic staff

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Andresen, Jens-Bjørn RiisAssociate, 122
Atzbach, RainerAssociate professor, head of, 131
Christiansen, Torben
Dobat, AndresAssociate, 124
Eggers-Kaas, ThomasResearch
Fuller, Benjamin
Hansen, Philip Højen Wørss Brø
Harvey, David CharlesAssociate, 220
Hoggard, Christian, 118
Jensen, Helle JuelAssociate, 222
Jensen, Lars Meldgaard SassResearch, 230
Johannsen, Niels NørkjærAssociate, 218
Kristiansen, Mette SvartAssociate, 130
Krogh, UffeResearch
Løvschal, MetteAssistant
Mannino, MarcelloAssociate, 228
McAtackney, LauraAssociate, 121
Naum, Magdalena EwaAssociate, 129
Nielsen, Trine, 230
Nørgaard, Heide
Riede, FelixProfessor with special responsibilities, research programme
Sarikova, DorotaResearch
Sauer, Florian, 118
Shepherd, NickAssociate, 121
Sindbæk, Søren MichaelProfessor with Special, 228
Vandkilde,, 132
Zernack, Anke, 118

Phd students

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Bauzyté, EmaPhD, 220
Beck, Anna SeverinePhD, 26
Borake, Trine LouisePhD
Brozou, AnastasiaPhD
Copplestone, TaraPhD
Dahlström, Hanna Sofia StrandmarkPhD, 220
Dodd, James AndrewPhD
Felding, LouisePhD
Hammers, Neeke MinekePhD, 220
Heijnis, ArjenPhD, Moesgård, 28
Hoffmann, SannePhD, 315
Hrnjic, MahirPhD, 223
Jackson,, 127
Jensen, Mathias Paul BjørnevadPhD
Jensen, PeterPhD
Juul, Katrine BalsgaardPhD, 28
Larsen, Johan SandvangPhD
Matta, ValentinaPhD
Pedersen, Jesper BorrePhD
Radohs, LuisaPhD
Ringsborg, SaraPhD
Sauer Petersen, NikolinePhD
Steding, JuliaPhD, 315
Thomsen, Kristine DamgaardPhD, 220
Vos, Julie dePhD, 226


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Moesgård, where the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies are based (photo: Moesgård Foto).

2018.03.07 | Awards, Antropologi, Arkæologi, Religionsvidenskab, Teologi

Three subject areas ranked among the top 50 in the world

Three of the subject areas taught at the School of Culture and Society have been included in the top 50 on the latest QS ranking list.

2018.02.19 | Arkæologi

Ben Fuller - New postdoc at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies

Ben will be working on the project “Danish and European Diets in Time” (DEDiT).

2018.02.09 | CAS, Arkæologi, Materials, Culture and Heritage

European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) conference in Barcelona - September 2018

The Material Culture and Heritage (MCH) research program will be well represented.


Mon 26 Mar
10:00-14:00 | Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg Denmark, Building 4230-232
PhD pre-defences Hanna Dahlström and Kirstine Haase
Tue 03 Apr
12:00-13:00 | Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Aarhus University Moesgård Allé 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg Denmark Building 4230-232
Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilisation
Lecture by Cameron Petrie (University of Cambridge).
Tue 10 Apr
12:00-13:00 | Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Aarhus University Moesgård Allé 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg Denmark Building 4230-232
Radiocarbon dating in urban archaeology
Lecture by Postdoc Bente Phillipsen (Aarhus University).

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