The aims of the JMA

  • to strengthen interdisciplinary research within the CAU and with national and international partners;
  • to develop joint projects;
  • to enhance cooperation between university and non-university research;
  • to focus on research and education competence;
  • to develop and further research orientated academic training for young researchers;
  • to support PhD students, including career advice;
  • to develop, setup and maintain research infrastructure and technical platforms;
  • to gather mutual information on research projects and results;
  • to promote knowledge transfer and public outreach.

CAU employs a sophisticated infrastructural scheme where resources and expertise supporting research are organised in platforms and governed by the research foci. The new JMA will therefore provide the governance for the further development of the infrastructures and the GS in a long-term perspective.

The Johanna Mestorf Academy was established at the plenary meeting of the Graduate School on December 1st, 2011, and installed as a central institution by the Senate of Kiel University on December 14th. The academic members of the Graduate School voted in favour of being first members of the JMA. They appointed the newly elected Executive Board of the Graduate School as the first Executive Board of the JMA. Furthermore, they appointed the first Directors of the JMA – Johannes Müller as speaker of the GS and Claus von Carnap-Bornheim as Director of the Foundation for State Museums of Schleswig-Holstein at Schloss Gottorf.

News

Publications

  • March 26, 2018

    New Publication
    Taylor et al 2018 - Nature Scientific Report

    Hermes T.R., Frachetti M.D., Bullion E.A., Maksudov F., Mustafokulov S., Makarewicz C.A., 2018: Urban and nomadic isotopic niches reveal dietary connectivities along Central Asia’s Silk Roads, Nature Scientific Reports, Article number: 22995. doi: 10.1038/srep 54888.

    March 21, 2018

    New Publication
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    Groß D., Zander A., Boethius A., Dreibrodt S., Grøn O., Hansson A., Jessen C., Koivisto S., Larsson L., Lübke H., Nilsson B., 2018: People, lakes and seashores: Studies from the Baltic Sea basin and adjacent areas in the early and Mid-Holocene, Quaternary Science Reviews 185, 27-40. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.01.021.

    January 08, 2018
    New Publication
    Examples of settlement plans in Central and Southeast Europe.
    M. Wieckowska-Lüth, S. Solheim, A. Schülke, W. Kirleis, 2018: Towards a refined understanding of the use of coastal zones in the Mesolithic: New investigations on human–environment interactions in Telemark, southeastern Norway. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 17 (2018) 839-851. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.12.045

    October 23, 2017

    New PublicationsMüller_2017_Bild
    Müller J., 2017: From the Neolithic to the Iron Age – Demography and Social Agglomeration. The Development of Centralized Control, in Fernández-Götz M. and Krause D. (eds.), Eurasia at the Dawn of History. Urbanization and Social Change, New York, Cambridge University Press, 106–124.

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