Specialist workshop: Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project

Organised by Professor Rubina Raja (Aarhus Universitet) and Professor Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster).

Joint workshop between the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), the Danish-German Jerash Northwest-Quarter Project and Ceramics in Context (funded by the Carlsberg Foundation).

Date           Wednesday 11 October 2017

Time           9:00-18:00

Location      UrbNet, Aarhus University, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg (bldg. 4230, room 232)


Since 2011 a Danish-German team has conducted archaeological research in Gerasa/Jerash in northern Jordan. The project is now entering the “final publication” stage. In this connection, a broad range of specialists working on the various material groups and themes, which have been covered within the project, are coming to UrbNet in order to exchange insights into the material evidence and research undertaken within the project. Themes that will be discussed range from stratigraphy, Bayesian statistics, metal and glass analyses, find coin patterns, architecture, ceramics, food habits and the impact of natural catastrophes on the urban landscape – just to mention a few.

The workshop will take the shape of short presentations by the specialists followed by discussions of the materials and the themes. Furthermore, there will be smaller group discussions in order to engage with the material and its context in a more focused manner across disciplinary borders.


  • Bangsgaard, Pernille (Natural History Museum of Denmark)
  • Barfod, Gry (Aarhus University)
  • Birch, Thomas (Aarhus University)
  • Brughmans, Tom (University of Oxford)
  • Carrignon, Simon (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, CASE)
  • Ebeling, Philip (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
  • Eger, Christoph (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Jørskov, Marie Louise Schjellerup (University of Copenhagen)
  • Kalaitzoglou, Georg (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
  • Krag, Signe (Aarhus University)
  • Kristiansen, Søren M. (Aarhus University)
  • Lichtenberger, Achim (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) (Organizer)
  • Olsen, Jesper (Aarhus University)
  • Orfanou, Vana (Aarhus University)
  • Pedersen, Margit (Viborg Museum)
  • Peterson, Alex (Aarhus University)
  • Philippsen, Bente (Aarhus University)
  • Raja, Raja (Aarhus University) (Organizer)
  • Ringsborg, Sara (Aarhus University)
  • Romanowska, Iza (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, CASE)
  • Stott, David (Aarhus University)
  • Thomsen, Kristine (Aarhus University)

Practical information for speakers


Please make your own travel arrangements to/from Copenhagen. After your visit, your travel expenses will be reimbursed (only economy class). Please fill out this travel reimbursement form and return it (preferably in Excel-format) to Christina Levisen (levisen@cas.au.dk) along with copies of your receipts and boarding passes (scanned copies are fine).


Speakers who need accommodation should contact Christina Levisen (levisen@cas.au.dk) as soon as possible. 

Dinner and diet

A speakers’ dinner will be organised at 18:30, and of course, we will cater for you during the workshop. If you have any dietary restrictions (e.g. allergies), please let Christina Levisen (levisen@cas.au.dkknow as soon as possible.


If you wish to use powerpoint, we would very much appreciate it if you could forward your slides by 10 October 2017.