A sound education and support for the upcoming generation, the promotion of creative development, the unique working environment and facilities at Schloss Monrepos and our international connections all contribute to our philosophy.
Our research policy structures and focuses research into the evolution of human behaviour. This creates synergies and guarantees quality.
We have therefore developed a methodological orientation. Using this we investigate human behaviour holistically within its historical, social and ecological context. Our work is:
With foresight into the future: Only a diachronic comparison can chart the often turbulent paths taken by human behaviour. This unique perspective on humanity sends out new impulses for science, society and politics.
Changes in perspective broaden our awareness. We interpret archaeological events from the vantage point of differently scaled levels of observation. Broader pictures provide orientation, narrower ones a higher resolution – just like the lens of a microscope. Only the transfer of information between these different levels of resolution leads to a comprehensive picture of human behaviour.
Humanity through Time and Space: Our research policy connects various sources and contexts with one another. These are focused within three investigative units:
»Time Slices« is dedicated to the related questions of where, when and under which conditions, human behaviour manifests itself.
»Strategies« and »Social Organization« investigate strategies for survival and patterns of behaviour within their social context.
Human behaviour cannot be studied like a rat in a laboratory: Our research is determined by more than just interdisciplinary cooperation. Ongoing socio-political discussion and new impetus from non-scientific contexts are essential to the investigation of human behavioural development.