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Dean Archaeology Corinne Hofman Member of Academia Europaea

The Council of the Academia Europaea (AE) has announced prof.dr. Corinne Hofman as one of the new Academy members. Corinne Hofman, Dean of the Faculty of Archaeology is one of a number of eminent international scholars from across the continent of Europe who were invited to accept membership in 2016, following an extensive peer evaluation process.

Pushing boundaries

Corinne Hofman’s research in the Caribbean pushes boundaries across disciplines, bringing together archaeology, archaeometry, geochemistry, heritage and network science, among others, to better understand the past.


Her active search for fact­based answers has not only contributed to a better understanding of the lifeways and deathways of the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean before and after the European encounters, but also to the development of new transdisciplinary lines of research in collaboration with other European peers through her European-­funded projects such as NEXUS1492.

Local communities

In addition, she actively engages with the local communities in her work as well as with other European and international institutions, to exchange knowledge and perspective on her work, which has led to high-ranking journal publications and breakthroughs.

About the Academia Europaea

The Academia Europaea (formed in 1988) is the pan-European academy of science, humanities and letters, with a membership of over 3500 eminent scholars, drawn from all countries of Europe, and all disciplines, nationalities and geographical locations.

The aim of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages in the aforesaid subjects in Europe

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