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Host Institutions

NEXUS1492 is an ERC-Synergy Research project led by Leiden University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Konstanz. Learn more about the host institutions below.

Leiden University

The corresponding groups involved in NEXUS 1492 are Archaeological Heritage Management and Archaeology of the Americas.

The Department of Archaeological Heritage and Society focuses on the relationships between past and present, the role of heritage in society, and how heritage conceived broadly can contribute to improving quality of life and environment. Read more.

The main research areas of the department Archaeology of the Americas are the development of Amerindian societies and the impacts of colonial encounters in the regions around the Caribbean Sea. These are the nexus of the first interactions between the New and the Old World. The focus is on rewriting a crucial and neglected chapter in global history initiated by European colonisation by focussing on transformations to indigenous, Amerindian cultures and societies. Read more.

Universiteit Konstanz

The corresponding group involved in NEXUS 1492 is the Algorithmics group. The research of the Algorithmics group is primarily concerned with algorithms and related topics. They are particularly interested in network analysis and visualization. Their work is both theoretical and applied and it is enriched through cooperation with companies and other researchers. Read more.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The corresponding group involved in NEXUS 1492 is the Cluster Geology and Geochemistry at VU Amsterdam. The goal of the cluster is to understand and better predict the processes that drive the interior of the Earth and terrestrial planets and model their surface expression. This cluster also focuses on isotopic provenancing studies that can be applies for archaeological research. Read more.