CARIB

Caribbean Connections: Cultural Encounters in a New World Setting (CARIB)

The cultural encounters between the Old and New Worlds are among the most infamous in human history. The Caribbean was the centre stage for interactions between cultures of dramatically different backgrounds, which after a turbulent colonial period eventually laid the foundations for the modern-day, multi-ethnic societies of the region. The universities of Leiden, Leuven, and Konstanz will combine archaeology, history, archaeometry, and network science to study the trans- formations of Amerindian culture and society as a result of these encounters. Through collaborations with local experts, the involvement of local communities, and the organisation of workshops and museum exhibitions, this project contributes to capacity building and historical awareness. In a geopolitically diverse islandscape, with an archaeological record that is under threat from natural disasters and the growing tourism industry, this project stimulates the valorisation of Caribbean cultural heritage.

CARIB

Bert Neyt

Title: 
PostDoc
Institution: 
KU Leuven
Country: 
Belgium

Bert Neyt is a researcher at Leuven University. He holds a master diploma in Geology (2005) and a PhD degree in Geology (2012) (both at Leuven University), for which he did research on ancient ceramic provenancing in and around the archaeological site of Sagalassos in southwestern Turkey, specializing in ceramic petrography, geochemical analysis and clay mineralogy.

Bert contributes to the Hera project by making a technological and provenance analysis of the ceramic spectrum from the islands of the Lesser Antilles, by means of ceramic petrography and geochemical analysis of clay raw materials, in order to obtain a better understanding of the continuity and change in indigenous ceramic production in the period AD1000-1800.

Project Title: 
CARIB

Professor Ulrik Brandes

Title: 
PI-2
Institution: 
University of Konstanz
Address: 
University of Konstanz, DE
Country: 
Germany
E-mail: 
Ulrik.Brandes@uni-konstanz.de

Ulrik Brandes is a professor for algorithmics at the University of Konstanz since 2003. He obtained a diploma in computer science from RWTH Aachen in 1994 and a doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Konstanz in 1999. Immediately after his habilitation in 2002, he became a professor for algorithmics at the University of Passau.

He is co-founding area editor of Network Science, associate editor of Social Networks, and editorial board member of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications. He serves in the board of directors of the International Network for Social Network Analysis and the steering committee of the International Symposium on Graph Drawing.

Project Title: 
CARIB
Forenames: 
Ulrik
Surname: 
Brandes
Personal Title: 
Professor

Tom Brughmans

Title: 
PhD Candidate
Institution: 
University of Konstanz
Country: 
Germany
Project Title: 
CARIB
Forenames: 
Tom
Surname: 
Brughmans

Samantha de Ruiter

Title: 
PhD Candidate
Institution: 
Leiden University
Country: 
The Netherlands

Samantha de Ruiter is a PhD researcher in the Caribbean Research Group and holds a Bachelor and Master degree (2009, 2012) in Archaeology from Leiden University.

 

 

Research Interests: 

Her main research interests are Caribbean archaeology and computer applications in archaeology. Within HERA-CARIB, she focuses on landscape archaeology and settlement patterning dynamics in the Lesser Antilles to investigate continuity and changes in settlement locations across the historical divide. She will use Geographic Information Systems and predictive modeling to address the research questions.

Project Title: 
CARIB
Forenames: 
Samantha
Surname: 
de Ruiter

Professor Patrick Degryse

Title: 
PI-3
Institution: 
KU Leuven
Address: 
KU Leuven, BE
Country: 
Belgium
E-mail: 
patrick.degryse@ees.kuleuven.be

Patrick Degryse is Professor of Archaeometry at the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and director of the Centre for Archaeological Sciences at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). His main research efforts focus on the use of mineral raw materials in ancient ceramic, glass, metal and building stone production, using petrographical, mineralogical and isotope geochemical techniques. He teaches geology, geochemistry, archaeometry and natural sciences in archaeology, and outside the lab is active in several field projects in the eastern Mediterranean. He is an A. von Humboldt Fellow and European Research Council Grantee

Project Title: 
CARIB
Forenames: 
Patrick
Surname: 
Degryse
Personal Title: 
Professor

Professor Corinne Hofman

Title: 
PI-1
Institution: 
Leiden University
Address: 
Leiden University, NL
Country: 
The Netherlands
E-mail: 
c.l.hofman@arch.leidenuniv.nl

Corinne Hofman is the CPI (Corresponding Principal Investigator) of CARIB. She also directs the archaeological project at Leiden and is head of a large international research group. Hofman has carried out archaeological research in the Caribbean since the 1980s. Her primary interests are the communication systems and interaction networks of the indigenous Amerindian population in the period before and after the colonisation of the New World in 1492. This interaction can be measured on the basis of people’s mobility and the exchange of goods and ideas. One of her focusses has been working on Caribbean ceramics.

Project Title: 
CARIB
Forenames: 
Corinne
Surname: 
Hofman
Personal Title: 
Professor

Jimmy Mans

Title: 
PhD
Institution: 
Leiden University
Country: 
The Netherlands
Project Title: 
CARIB
Forenames: 
Jimmy
Surname: 
Mans

Becki Scott

Title: 
PhD
Institution: 
KU Leuven
Country: 
Belgium
Project Title: 
CARIB
Forenames: 
Becki
Surname: 
Scott

Mereke van Garderen

Title: 
PhD Candidate
Institution: 
University of Konstanz
Country: 
Germany

Mereke van Garderen is a PhD student at the University of Konstanz since 2013. She holds a Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Roosevelt in Middelburg, the Netherlands, and a Master in Computer Science and Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, also in the Netherlands.

 

Research Interests: 

Her previous research experience focused mainly on graph drawing and set visualisation.

Project Title: 
CARIB
Forenames: 
Mereke
Surname: 
van Garderen

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