The Johanna-Mestorf-Academy joins expertise from a wide range of disciplines, as represented by 16 institutes from five CAU Faculties, the Schloss Gottorf Archaeological State Museum, and the Center of Baltic and Scnadinavian Archaeology (ZBSA).
Currently the staff of the JMA consists of 25 Principal Investigators, an additional 22 Investigators, 14 scientists and a substantial number of non-scientific members of the participating institutes, three Junior Professors, a Scientific Coordinator, and three postdoctoral fellows. The School’s organisational structure ensures cross-institutional and autonomous decisions while being fully embedded within the existing university structures.


Prof. Dr. Claus von Carnap-Bornheim (ZBSA)
Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller (JMA; acting director)

Executive Commitee Members:

Directors: Prof. Dr. J. Müller; Prof. Dr. Claus von Carnap-Bornheim
Cluster 1: Prof. Dr. Annette Haug (Deputy: Prof. Dr. Lutz Käppel)
Cluster 2: PD Dr. Oliver Nakoinz (Deputy: PD Dr. Mara Weinelt)
Cluster 3: Prof. Dr. Cheryl Makarewicz (Deputy: Prof. Dr. Almut Nebel)
Platform 1: Dr. Walter Dörfler (Deputy: PD Dr. Mara Weinelt)
Platform 2: Prof. Dr. Wiebke Kirleis (Deputy: Prof. Dr. Ben Krause-Kyora)
Platform 3: Prof. Dr. Lutz Käppel (Deputy: t.b.a.)

Advisory Board:

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Bichler, Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altorientalistik der Universität Innsbruck.
Dr. Simon Haberle, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University
Prof. Dr. Andreas Lang, Department of Geography, University of Liverpool
Prof. Dr. Pierre Monnet, Institut Français d’Histoire en Allemagne, Frankfurt/ Main
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Parzinger, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
Prof. Dr. Stephen Shennan, Institute of Archaeology, University College of London
Prof. Dr. Helle Vandkilde, Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics, University of Aarhus