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On the Way to the Fluvial Anthroposphere

Insights into the research project at the first plenary meeting of the DFG Priority Programme

The Committee

The committee is a coordinating team of experts, which is multidisciplinary composed. The members contribute their diverse expertise and experience from the fields of archaeology, history and physical geography to drive forward the strategic direction and development of the of the Priority Programme.


enlarge the image: Committee: from left: Gerrit Schenk, Natascha Mehler, Lukas Werther, Christoph Zielhofer
Committee: from left: Gerrit Schenk, Natascha Mehler, Lukas Werther, Christoph Zielhofer

Committee Members

Prof. Dr. Christoph Zielhofer

Prof. Dr. Christoph Zielhofer

Spokesperson of the Priority Programme & Committee Member

Physische Geographie
Johannisallee 19a
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 32965
Fax: +49 341 97 - 32799

I am fluvial geomorphologist, paleosol scientist and geoarchaeologist with a strong focus on the reconstruction of Holocene floodplain dynamics. I am familiar with the concepts of fragile landscapes and Holocene Rapid Climate Changes, with conducting geochemical approaches using elements as sediment provenance proxies and with geophysical prospection techniques in fluvial geoarchaeology. During the last decade and in cooperation with Lukas Werther and Natascha Mehler, I have been principal investigator of geoarchaeological research projects with a particular spatial focus on floodplains and wetlands in Central Europe.


Professor Natascha Mehler

Professor Natascha Mehler

Principal Investigator

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Burgsteige 11
72070 Tübingen

Telephone: +49 7071 29 78559

I am a medieval and post-medieval (historical) archaeologist and work in the fields of maritime archaeology, landscape archaeology, and material culture studies. I am putting much effort into advancing historical archaeology in Central Europe which is still relatively underdeveloped in Germany. In this context, I was recently presented the John L. Cotter Award in Historical Archaeology (U.S.A.) as the first European ever.


Prof. Dr. Gerrit Schenk

Prof. Dr. Gerrit Schenk

Principal Investigator

Technical University Darmstadt
History of the Middle Ages
Residenzschloss 1
64283 Darmstadt

Telephone: +49 6151 16 57319

I am professor of Medieval History at Technical University of Darmstadt. My research is on environmental and climate history with a special focus on historical disaster research and the history of infrastructure, mainly of waterways. The spatial focus is on Central Europe and Italy, the temporal focus on the late Middle Ages and Early Modern times. I contribute an expertise in discourse analysis of different actor groups on the interdependencies between politics, society and nature. I have interests in comparative history, digital humanities and exhibitions.


PD Dr. Lukas Werther

PD Dr. Lukas Werther

Committee Member

Römisch-Germanische Kommission (RGK)
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Palmengartenstraße 10-12
60325 Frankfurt am Main

Telephone: +49 69975818 18

I am archaeologist specialized in medieval and post-medieval archaeology as well as historical geography. I am Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of ongoing multidisciplinary DFG research projects on the floodplain history and and evolution in Central Europe. As part of previous DFG Priority Programme 1630 “Harbours from the Roman Period to the Middle Ages“, in which I have collaborated with Christoph Zielhofer and Natascha Mehler, I was co-applicant of a project on inland navigation on rivers and lakes in France and Germany. I led the archaeological part of at the Fossa Carolina project (2012-2018) and I am an expert in digital humanities, GIS modelling and dendroarchaeology.

Coordinating team

As part of the Priority Programme, the coordination of activities and cross-project synthesis play a key role in the overall objectives of the network. Together, the coordinating team and the committee manage the implementation of management tasks in five areas of responsibility:

  • General administrative and organisational issues
  • Scientific management of the Priority Programme
  • Operation and technical development of the Virtual Research Environment
  • Scientific development of data-based synthesis
  • Public relations and communication strategy

The Team

 

Prof. Dr. Christoph Zielhofer

Prof. Dr. Christoph Zielhofer

Spokesperson of the Priority Programme

Physische Geographie
Johannisallee 19a
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 32965
Fax: +49 341 97 - 32799

 Anne Köhler

Anne Köhler

Scientific Programme Manager

Johannisallee 19a
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 32982
Fax: +49 341 97 - 32799

 Martin Offermann

Martin Offermann

Research Data Manager

Johannisallee 19
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 32988

 Severin Opel

Severin Opel

IT Developer

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Digital Humanities Center
Keplerstraße 2
72074 Tübingen

 Vinzenz Rosenkranz

Vinzenz Rosenkranz

IT Developer

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Digital Humanities Center
Keplerstraße 2
72074 Tübingen

 Lisa Pohlmann

Lisa Pohlmann

Administrative Assistant

Johannisallee 19a
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 32790
Fax: +49 341 97 - 32799

Office hours
Mo-Fr 08:30 - 15:30 Uhr

 Esther Jana Benning

Esther Jana Benning

Public Relations Manager

Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 35033

The Advisory Board

The coordination office aims to regularly invite international early career and senior researchers of excellence to the plenary meetings. The goal is to stimulate scientific discussions, the conceptual involvement of international experts in adjusting the overarching research strategies, but also potential scientific cooperation with the researchers of the sub-projects.

The international Advisory Board is particularly important here. The Advisory Board will further provide support on questions relating to the intensification of scientific topics with international relevance, international network formation, open access publication strategies, gender issues and the support of early career scientists. The composition of our Advisory Board stands for multidisciplinarity and internationality. 


Advisory Board Members

 

Dr. Laura Dierksmeier

Dr. Laura Dierksmeier

Advisory Board Member

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Hölderlinstraße 12
72074 Tübingen

Prof. Dr. Christian Rohr

Prof. Dr. Christian Rohr

Advisory Board Member

Department of Economic, Social and Environmental History
University of Bern
Länggassstraße 49
3012 Bern

Switzerland

Telephone: +41 31 684 85 58

Dr. Martin Bauch

Dr. Martin Bauch

Advisory Board Member

Medieval Environmental History
Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO)
Specks Hof
Reichsstraße 4-6
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 0 341 97 35 587

Prof. Dr. Antony Brown

Prof. Dr. Antony Brown

Advisory Board Member

The Arctic University Museum of Norway

Norway

Projects

Seven sub-projects are researching throughout Germany and internationally as part of the Priority Programme.

The Virtual Research Environment

The Spacialist virtual research environment is intended to ensure standardised data collection and evaluation within the Priority Programme as well as options for long-term archiving and future reuse of the generated research data.

Our Cooperation Partners

German Research Foundation DfG

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Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

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Darmstadt University of Technology

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German Archaeological Institute

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