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Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA)

In the doctoral program "Landscape Archaeology and Architecture," the principal focus is not on the archeology of particular spaces but on the wide spectrum of methods and research strategies applied in the study of landscape archaeology and architectural history. The program’s students acquire skills in data acquisition and analysis – from concrete field methodologies used in the geosciences to data evaluation with the aid of geographical information systems and other modeling methods, from digital topographic surveying to the measurement and reconstruction methods of building research. Thus, the doctoral program focuses on fundamental techniques that can be used to reconstruct the dynamics of landscapes and the complexity of architecture. A partner of the universities, the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut contributes its unique practical expertise in archaeology and architectural history throughout the world to the training of doctoral candidates.

Members of the managing committee

Prof. Dr. Elke Kaiser (FUB) (chairwoman)
Prof. Dr. Stephan G. Schmid (HU)
Prof. Dr. Wiebke Bebermeier (FUB)

Dr.-Ing. Katja Piesker (DAI) (academic associate)
Dr. Regina Attula (coordinator)
Margherita Andrea Valsecchi Gillmeister M.A. (FUB)
(student representative)
Ruben Wehrheim M.A. (FUB) (dep. student representative)

Departments and institutes connected with the doctoral program

Freie Universität Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Information on requirements for admission as a doctoral student in your chosen field can be obtained from the relevant doctoral office (Promotionsbüro) of the relevant faculty (at the Humboldt-Universität) or department (at the Freie Universität). Please bear in mind: the doctorate regulations of the relevant faculty/department determine whether persons chosen to act as supervisor are eligible to serve as reviewers of the dissertation.

You can find more information in the FAQ.