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.

Executive Commitee Members:

Function / Role Name
Speaker Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller
Speaker for SECC Prof. Dr. Lutz Käppel
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Prof. Dr. Andreas Bihrer   
Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Frank Kempken
Four representatives of the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS
  • Prof. Dr. Annette Haug
  • Prof. Dr. Lutz Käppel
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller
  • N.N.
For the ROOTS Young Academy Dr. Mara Weinelt
Three representatives of the CRC 1266
  • Dr. Daniel Gross
  • Prof. Dr. Wiebke Kirleis
  • Dr. Jutta Kneisel


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