Introductory workshop: From Tripolian mega-sites to medieval gentrification


Over 40 Graduate School members from PhD to PI level gathered near Sønderborg, Denmark for the Introductory Workshop of the 4th PhD generation from February 19–20. The old estate Sandbjerg Gods, now a convention centre of Aarhus University, provided an ideal environment.

Besides talks and discussions concerning the research projects of the new doctoral students – ranging from Tripolian mega-sites to “medieval forms of gentrification” (nobles from Holstein purchasing castles in Schleswig to extend their political sphere of influence) – the programme also included insights into the public outreach activities of the GS. The senior researchers from post-doc level upwards were also given the opportunity to introduce themselves and their specific research foci. Excellent meals and the cosy atmosphere of the old farm house added to the retreat-like character of the gathering.

Introductory workshop

Our picture shows the participants in front of Sandbjerg Gods.

Text & Photo: Jirka N. Menke