CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

Interlinkage of cross-sectional topics in the CRC 1266

The interlinkage of the four research foci is realised along six specific Interlinking Groups. The concept aims at uniting overarching expertise from the different sub-projects to develop comprehensive approaches facing prehistoric and archaic transformation processes in all their diversity.

Interlinkage of cross-sectional topics

Cross-sectional topics link the CRC foci in workgroups and enhance three levels of dialogue and discourses in the CRC 1266: The bi-weekly meetings (Lunchtime Seminar), the interlinkage in workgroup meetings and retreats, and bi-annual international conferences (GSHDL International Open Worshop 2019).


In the Interlinking Groups project and cluster cross-cutting issues, approaches, results, concepts and methods are discussed in a superordinate topical frame. Regular workgroup meetings and retreats ensure a continuous scientific flow on both workgroup and CRC level, strengthening the internal communication and furthering the overall content-related and methodological development. The groups bring together experts from different fields and specific research approaches in “think tanks”. These will provide platforms for achieving innovative concepts and new perspectives within theoretical as well as practical discourses, which in turn will develop a far-reaching understanding of “Scales of transformation”


Interlinking Groups:

“Material Culture Studies” – PIs: Berit Valentin Eriksen, Jutta Kneisel

“Economies: stability and transformation” – PIs: Johannes Müller, Konrad Ott

“Human-environmental Interaction” – PIs: Harald Lübke, Ingmar Unkel

“Mobility and Migration” – PIs: Ben Krause-Kyora, Christoph Rinne

“Social Organisation and Built Space” – PIs: Martin Furholt, Annette Haug

“Quantification and Comparison” – PIs: Thomas Meier, Oliver Nakoinz

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