Nominees wanted for the Johanna Mestorf Award

On the occasion of the Kiel Conference 2023 excellent dissertations in the field of socio-environmental research and landscape archaeology will be honored


Are you a young researcher with an outstanding dissertation that was completed not more than two years ago? Does your dissertation deal with socio-environmental research or landscape archaeology? If this description fits you, you are a candidate for the Johanna Mestorf Award 2023. It is open to young resarchers of all scientific fields and it is endowed with a prize of 3000 Euro.

Young researchers who fit into the profile can be nominated for the award by professors and supervisors within the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS, the CRC 1266, the Johanna Mestorf Academy or by associated national and international partners through the submission of a letter of recommendation. The prize may be shared and should benefit the scientific research of the awardee(s), but the use of the prize is optional within this framework.

For the current announcement period, recommendations must be submitted by 15 December 2022 together with the corresponding doctoral dissertation. Please send recommendation letters and dissertations only as PDF files via e-mail to

The presentation of the Johanna Mestorf Award will take place in March 2023 during the open workshop “Kiel Conference 2023: Scales of Social, Environmental and Cultural Change in Past Societies” in Kiel.

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