Journal for and by students at Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.
Ancient Culture Studies
TORS has subsumed Native American Languages and Cultures, Assyriology, Egyptology, and Near Eastern Archaeology in Ancient Culture Studies. These distinct areas of study share a focus on material culture, language, and history, and provide a broad chronological range that complements the geographical diversity of the department as a whole.
Ancient Culture Studies at TORS is a unique consellation of subjects in the Nordic context. It has a strong research environment with internationally leading scholars, and hosts several large research projects. Its impressive research output, combined with an outstanding track record of raising external funding, ensures that the subject group, as well as the individual subjects, enjoy international recognition.
Ongoing fieldwork in the Middle East and central America, including collaborations with scholars in host nations, means that Ancient Culture Studies constitutes an important link between Denmark and the global community. They also play a key role in disseminating knowledge about our shared human past to the wider public.
- Centre for the Study of Early Agricultural Societies - brings together researchers working on the emergence of early farming societies in prehistory
- Birds as a key line of evidence for human vulnerability and resilience to environmental shifts
- Changing Foodways in Prehistoric Southwest Asia
- Shkarat Msaied Neolithic Project
- Shubayqa Archaeological Project
- The Ritual Landscape of Murayghat
- Collaborations with University of Seville (excavations in Luxor), and with an ERC Advanced grant in Berlin (PI B. Schipper).
Papyrus Carlsberg Collection – houses the only surviving Egyptian temple library, with ongoing research projects and international collaborations.
The Archaeological Collections and Archives contain tens of thousands of artefacts, fieldwork records and personal archives from past and recent excavations in the Middle East. Much of the material is actively under study and used in teaching. Examples:
- Beidha and Shqarat Msiad excavations (Neolithic) archives including finds are stored in the department
- Archives of the Mt. Nebo Survey, Jordan
- Tell Mashanaqa excavation (Ubaid) archives and finds are stored in the department
- Data files and archives from the excavations and World Heritage promotion of Al Zubarah, Qatar.
The Archaeological Laboratory contains a range of equipment for the analysis of archaeological objects, including several microscopes, 3D scanner and sampling materials.
The Digital Imaging Laboratory was recently built up with a grant from the Carlsberg Foundation and is used to create high-resolution images of archaeological objects.
|Arbøll, Troels Pank||Assistant Professor||Assyriology||+4535333873|
|Brisch, Nicole||External Researcher||+4551300763|
|Canger, Una||Associate Professor Emerita||American Indian Studies|
|Cao, Alice||Enrolled PhD Student||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4535323687|
|Christensen, Marie Elisabeth Berg||PhD Student||+4535331073|
|Dann, Rachael Jane||External Researcher||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4521179773|
|Darabi, Hojjat||External Researcher||Near Eastern Archaeology|
|Dietz, Søren||Affiliate Professor||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4521521550|
|Frandsen, Paul John||Associate Professor Emeritus||Egyptology|
|Gabler, Kathrin||Associate Professor||Egyptology||+4535333625|
|Haddow, Scott Donald||Assistant Professor||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4593516043|
|Hagen, Fredrik Norland||Professor||Egyptology||+4551300094|
|Halvorsen, Asta Salicath||PhD Fellow||Near Eastern Archaeology|
|Hansen, Magnus Pharao||Assistant Professor||American Indian Studies||+4523477826|
|Haruda, Ashleigh Francis||Postdoc||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4535321645|
|Helmke, Christophe||Associate Professor||American Indian Studies||+4551302945|
|Helmke, Julie Babette Nehammer||Teaching Assistant Professor||American Indian Studies|
|Jörgensen Lindahl, Anne||External Researcher|
|Kerner, Susanne||Associate Professor||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4551302871|
|Kinzel, Moritz||External Researcher||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4551303310|
|Larsen, Mogens Trolle||Associate Professor Emeritus||Assyriology|
|Lic, Agnieszka Anna||Guest Researcher||Near Eastern Archaeology|
|Mazzucato, Camilla||Part-time Lecturer|
|Middeke-Conlin, Robert William||External Researcher||Assyriology||+4535336474|
|Nett, Seraina||Part-time Lecturer||Assyriology|
|Nielsen, Jesper||Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Department||American Indian Studies||+4551302421|
|Olsen, Rune Rasmus||Postdoc||Egyptology|
|Richter, Tobias||Associate Professor||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4525845120|
|Roe, Joe||External Researcher||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4560563763|
|Rosén, Frederik Ferdinand||Affiliate Associate Professor||Cultural heritage|
|Skuldbøl, Tim Boaz Bruun||Affiliate Associate Professor||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4551303532|
|Thuesen, Ingolf||Associate Professor||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4535328906|
|Yeomans, Lisa||Associate Professor||Near Eastern Archaeology||+4527121701|