Project Details

Funded by the teaching fund of the Rhine-Main Universities

Prof. Dr. Franziska Lang gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Heide Frielinghaus (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz),Prof. Dr. Anja Klöckner (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

The representatives of the three Rhine-Main universities have jointly developed a teaching program focused on ceramics, which is a key category of a material in various archaeological disciplines, in terms of content, theories and methods. This teaching program complements already established courses in its subject matter and instruction. The teaching unit on the topic ceramics, designed as a project week, lasts for five days and comprises 45 teaching hours. It serves as an introduction to a field with complex content and a broad, very diversified spectrum of methods. It is characterized by a combination of university teaching and practical elements and provides a glimpse into the relevance of teaching and learning content for important practical professions (e.g. at a museum, in the state office for the preservation of historical monuments) and allows the participants to establish contact with potential employers in the region. This coordinated event is based not only on the common research focus of the applicants, but also specifically on the partnerships established between university and non-university institutions within the framework of the Association of Archaeology Rhine-Main (VARM) in the field of resource management and the application of complementary skills. The venues are Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Frankfurt (Goethe University, RGK) and Mainz (Johannes Gutenberg University, RGZM). The students are drawn from different institutions, subjects and programs, to allow for an interdisciplinary collaboration.


Dr. Alexandra Busch (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmusem Mainz)
Dr. Kerstin Hofmann (Römisch-Germanische Kommission, Frankfurt
Thomas Becker, M.A. (hessenARCHÄOLOGIE – Außenstelle Darmstadt)