PANE is opening up to the world
We maintain intensive contacts and working relationships with active experts working in significant institutions with a long tradition in archaeology of the Near East and and enjoying high public recognition thanks to prestigious collections and management of museums. We are maintaining the contacts through:
- support and promotion of Erasmus program (Berlin, Tübingen) and development projects of MU - student and lector exchange program
- organization of conferences, professional internships, excursions
- cooperation on research projects
- 1. 2. 2012 - signed agreement for Erasmus program with Freie Universität Berlin (Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie)
- 27. 12. 2013 - signed agreement for Erasmus program with Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Institut für die Kutlturen des Alten Orients)
- August 2014 - signed Memorandum of Understanding between Masaryk University and Yale University. Student professional internship (Department of Anthropology) are also a part of the cooperation.
- December 2017 - acquired first Czech archaeological concession to conduct archaeological research of a vanished lake in the mountainous hinterland of northern Oman.
Cooperation with Yale University
In 2014, a solution was found that offers students the opportunity to study authentic archaeological material from northern Mesopotamia and the foothills of the Zagros Mountains despite the current situation in the Near East. Under the auspices of MU the Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Department of Anthropology at Yale University. This agreement grants PANE the priviledged opportunity to study of collections of prehistoric and ancient finds from Syria and archaeological material from excavation in Iran (prof. Frank Hole’s research) that are situated at Yale (Peabody Museum). Cooperation of MU and Yale University offers not only the opportunity to work on the premises of Peabody Museum but also joint publishing in renowned scientific publishing series and gives the students and lecturers from Brno the possibility to use material from Yale for the purposes of diploma theses, scientific studies, and conference presentations.
Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) - student internships in Turkmenistan and Jordan; student and lecturer exchange via Erasmus program; student participation in study of archaeological material from Turkmenistan and Jordan (Bachelor and Master theses); cooperation in teaching; lecturers as consultants or opponents of Bachelor and Master theses; gift of duplicate publications (approx. 15 boxes), complete series of scientific journal Neo-Lithics and some other publications.
ex oriente e.V. (indpendent organization within Freie Universität Berlin) - since 2014 participation of PANE students in archaeological research (part in processing, participation in publishing, presenting at conferences) in Jordan..
...and in Saudi Arabia:
- project RAJAJIL
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut - DAI (Germany) - gifts of duplicite publications, student internship in Azerbaijan
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany) - invitation to research project in Iraq (Kurdistan); student internships in Iraq; student and lecturer exchange via Erasmus program; lecturers as consultants or opponents of Bachelor and Master theses; gifts of new publications
Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands) - cooperation on organization of international conference on Neolithic ceramics of the Near East (Rejvíz - Brno; January 2012); cooperation on preparation of conference proceedings (Oxbow): PANE students participated in organizing the conference and in editing the publication; lecturers as consultants or opponents of Bachelor and Master theses
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) - cooperation on organization of international conference on Neolithic ceramics of the Near East (Rejvíz - Brno; January 2012); cooperation on preparation of conference proceedings (Oxbow); cooperation of students and lecturers on study of archaeological material from the Neolithic site Tell Halula in Syria; lecturers as consultants or opponents of Bachelor and Master theses; cooperation on preparations of the 2nd international conference on Neolithic ceramics of the Near East (Barcelona, October 2015)
İstanbul Üniversitesi (Turkey) - student internships in Turkey; students participate in study of archaeological material (Master thesis)
Yale University (USA) - student internships in Yale University; students participate in study of archaeological material from research conducted in Syria (Bachelor and Master theses); 2014 - 2017 scientific research project (Khabur Basin Project, Syria); lecturers as consultants or opponents of Bachelor and Master theses
Università Degli Studi Firenze (Italy) - student field practice: Abric Romaní, Spain (Palaeolithic, August 2015, August 2016)
Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies (CAMNES; Italy) - cooperation on teaching and preparation of student internship focused on cultural heritage protection
Universytet Warszawski (Poland) - lecturers as consultants or opponents of Bachelor and Master theses, publication gifts