Department of

Archaeology and Heritage Studies

  • #17 on QS World University Rankings

About

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 Viking age Scandinavia at the Aarhus University Summer University.

Academic staff

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Dobat, AndresAssociate professorfarkado@cas.au.dk+45871620944215, 124
Andresen, Jens-Bjørn RiisAssociate professorjens.andresen@cas.au.dk+45871620764215, 122
Atzbach, RainerAssociate professor, head of departmentafdelingsleder.arkaeologi@cas.au.dk+45871620524215, 131
Bille, Søren Winther
Cohen, JoshuaPostdocjbcohen@cas.au.dk
Daroczi, Tibor TamasPostdocttd@cas.au.dk
Eggers-Kaas, ThomasResearch Assistanttek@cas.au.dk
Fuller, Benjamin ThomasPostdocfuller@cas.au.dk
Gravesen, Marie LadekjærResearch Assistant
Harvey, David CharlesAssociate professordavid.harvey@cas.au.dk4215, 220
Hoggard, Christian StevenPostdocc.hoggard@cas.au.dk+45871621964215, 118
Jensen, Helle JuelAssociate professorfarkhjj@cas.au.dk+45871620814215, 222
Jensen, Lars Meldgaard SassResearch Assistantmarklmsj@cas.au.dk+45871620534215, 230
Johannsen, Niels NørkjærAssociate professornnj@cas.au.dk+45871620784215, 218
Kristiansen, Mette SvartAssociate professormarkmsk@cas.au.dk+45871620844215, 133
Krogh, UffeResearch Assistantukrogh@cas.au.dk
Løvschal, MetteAssociate professorlovschal@cas.au.dk1483, 330
Mannino, MarcelloAssociate professormarcello.mannino@cas.au.dk+45871629564215, 228
McAtackney, LauraAssociate professorlaura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk+45871633314215, 121
Naum, Magdalena EwaAssociate professormagdalena.naum@cas.au.dk4215, 129
Nielsen, Trine Kellbergtrinekellberg@cas.au.dk+45871621784215, 230
Nørgaard, Heide WrobelPostdocfarkhw@cas.au.dk
Orlova, Galina Nickolayevna
Riede, FelixProfessor with special responsibilities, research programme diref.riede@cas.au.dk
Sauer, Florian Rudolfflorian.sauer@cas.au.dk
Shepherd, NickAssociate professorns@cas.au.dk4215, 121
Sindbæk, Søren MichaelProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesfarksms@cas.au.dk+45408783344230, 228
Vandkilde, HelleProfessorfarkhv@cas.au.dk+45871620964215, 132
Zernack, Anke VerenaPostdoca.v.zernack@cas.au.dk+45871621964215, 118

Publications

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News

2018.10.24 | Arkæologi

Joshua Cohen - New postdoc at the Department of Archealogy and Hertiage studies

Joshua will join CAS from 5 November where he will be part of the Heritage and the Anthropocene (HATA) project.

Image: Kim Roslev

2018.09.27 | Arkæologi, Research, Arts

New digital tool sparks enthusiasm among metal detectorists

On 20 September, the new digital platform DIME was launched in Denmark. DIME is a digital portal for registration of the growing number of metal detector finds in Denmark. DIME allows amateur archaeologists to register their finds in the field and send their data to the museums. The museums can then build on the data provided by the amateur…

All prize recipients at the World Conference. Heide W. Nørgaard is number 10 from the right (click for larger image).

2018.06.26 | Arkæologi, Awards

PhD project receives international research award

The international research association UISPP has elected Heide W. Nørgaard’s archaeological PhD project as one of the top five within prehistoric and protohistoric research.

Events

Tue 20 Nov
14:30-17:00 | MOMU, Moesgaard Allé 15, Conference Room: 301, the top floor
Unmarked landscape zones? Tracing depositions of Bronze Age valuables
Afternoon seminar
Thu 29 Nov
00:01-23:59 | Lecture Hall (4206-139), Moesgaard Campus
Medieval rural settlements
With Several participants, tbc.