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Scientific advisory Board of the NIhK

The Scientific Advisory Board of the NIhK consists of up to eight internationally renowned personalities from Germany and abroad. They are familiar with the scientific questions and goals that are in the focus of research at the NIhK and are in active professional life. The Scientific Advisory Board works on a voluntary basis and has the task of advising the institute and the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK) on scientific and organisational issues through suggestions and recommendations. In addition, the advisory board carries out evaluations of the work of the NIhK at regular intervals.
The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are currently:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Vött


Institute for Geography

Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz


Prof. Dr. Natascha Mehler

(deputy chairwoman)

Institute for Prehistory and Medieval Archaeology

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen


Ass. Prof. Dr. Wim Hoek

Universiteit Utrecht

Fysische Geografie

Utrecht/The Netherlands


PD Dr. Elena Marinova-Wolf

Landesamt für Denkmalpflege am 

Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart

Labor für Archäobotanik



Prof. Dr. Haik Porada

Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (IfL)



Prof. Dr. Doris Mischka

Institute for Pre and Protohistory

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg


Christian Bruns

Representative of the Niedersächsisches Ministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kultur



Prof. Dr. Lorenz Rahmstorf

Representative of the Lower Saxony Archaeology

Department for Pre- and Protohistory

Georg-August-University Göttingen