Helle Vandkilde#

Helle Vandkilde
Membership Number:5111
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:DENMARK

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2009 - current Professorial Chair, Dept. of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Aarhus University (AU), DK
  • 2013 - 2018 Director, Research Programme “Materials, Culture and Heritage” (MCH, AU, DK)
  • 2014 - 2015 Visiting professor and fellowship DFG Exzellenzcluster Asien und Europa, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, D
  • 2004 - 2009 Research Council Professor, Inst. of Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics, AU, DK
  • 2003 - 2004 Visiting Professor, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte CAU-Kiel, D
  • 1999 - current Docent (by title only), Dept. of Archaeology and Classical History, Lund University, SE
  • 1998 - 2004 Postdoc. position, Dept. of Archaeology and Classical History, Lund University, SE

Fields of Scholarship
  • Globalisation in contemporary Papua New Guinea
  • Mobility, culture and change in Bronze Age Europe
  • Afro-Eurasian Bronze Age as pre-modern globalisation
  • Metals & society during the watershed from Stone Age to Bronze Age
  • Minoan pithoi and storage economies
  • Genocide before the state
  • Bronze Age animism, myths and cults
  • Warriors and warfare

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa, Lund University in Sweden (May 24th)
  • 2017 Recipient, The Prehistoric Society’s Europa Prize for ‘Outstanding contribution to European prehistory’
  • 2014 Admittee, Krak’s Blue Book for distinguished achievements (Danish Who's who). https://www.blaabog.dk
  • 2014 ‘Ridder af Dannebrog’ for academic accomplishments (Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark)
  • 2013 Elected member - Shanghai Archaeology Forum of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • 2007 Elected member, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (Academic Branch of German Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • 2005 Recipient, Erik Westerby-prize for outstanding archaeological research

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