Networks in Archaeological Research

Ranging from exchange to urban networks, interactions systems are a basic component of every society, from the prehistoric to the modern. The Research School ‘MOSAICnet: Networks in archaeological research’ aims at bringing together young and senior researchers around this transdisciplinary issue of networks. The Research School oers the state of the art of several methodological approaches (such as Social Network Analysis, Spatial Network Analysis, etc.), resulting from the dialogue between the Human and the Exact Sciences. It also intends to discuss their contributions to the research on past social, cultural and economic interactions.

The Research School will last 6 days, and will address the matters of the theoretical context of the research on interaction systems, the empirical data we can rely on to grasp them, as well as provide an overview of several available methods of system analysis and reconstruction. Those tools will be applied using the Rstudio software.



  • Bibracte European Research Centre
  • Laboratoire AOROC ENS Paris
  • Université Franco-Allemande / Deutsch-Französische Hochschule
  • CNRS
  • Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology
  • Johanna Mestorf Academy - Kiel University

Organisation Committee

  • Katherine Gruel
  • Oliver Nakoinz
  • Vincent Guichard
  • Clara Filet
  • Franziska Faupel

Scientific Committee

  • Oliver Nakoinz, Privat-docent, Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel University, Germany
  • Katherine Gruel, Research Director CNRS Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
  • Clara Filet, PhD candidate Paris 1 University, France
  • Franziska Faupel, PhD candidate Kiel University, Germany

Guest Lecturers

  • Olivier Buchsenschutz, Emeritus Research Director CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
  • Patrice Brun, University Professor Paris 1 University, France
  • Fabrice Rossi, University Professor Paris 1 University, France