Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Dr. Manuel Will

Anschrift:
Universität Tübingen
Ältere Urgeschichte und Quartärökologie
Burgsteige 11
72070 Tübingen

Büro: Raum 106, Schloss Hohentübingen

 +49-(0)7071-29-74993
manuel.willspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

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Current position

Lecturer (Akademischer Rat a. Z.)
Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology
University of Tübingen

University education

Nov. 2012 - Jul. 2016 Doctoral studies (summa cum laude; supervisor: Prof. N. Conard PhD)
Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Sciences
University of Tübingen
Oct. 2011 - Nov. 2012 Master of Philosophy (Grade: 75, high pass with distinction)
In: Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge
Oct. 2008 - Jul. 2011 Bachelor of Arts (Grade: 1.0, excellent)
In: Prehistoric Archaeology and Paleoanthropology, University of Tübingen

Previous Employment

2016 - 2018

Junior Research Fellow (Archaeology& Anthropology), Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge

2013 - 2016 Coordinator of studies and teaching, B.Sc. and M.Sc.
"Archaeological Sciences" (University of Tübingen)
2012 - 2013 Research assistant (40h/month) in the research project
„ROCEEH – The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans“
(Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities).
2010 - 2011 Student research assistant (40h/month) in the research project
„ROCEEH – The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans“
(Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

Publications (Edited volumes)

Publications (Articles & Book chapters)

Publications (abstracts)

Podium presentations

Poster presentations

Projects and third-party funding

2018 – 2020

Co-Principal Investigator, DFG Project “Dynamics of subsistence and technology before and during the Still Bay at Sibudu, South Africa” with N. Conard; CO 226/34-1/WI 4978/1-1 (495,350 Euro)

2018

Co-Applicant, Accelerator Workshop, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University (USA), “Comparative Analyses of Middle Stone Age Artefacts in Africa (CoMSAfrica)”, with Prof. C. Tryon (20,000 $)

Grants and scholarships

July 2017 Dissertation prize of the University of Tübingen (500 Euro)
July 2017 Prize for best dissertation in the Division of Geosciences (University of Tübingen)
Oct. 2016 – Sept. 2020 Junior Research Fellowship (4-year) at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge UK (ca. 88,000 pound sterling)
July 2015 Travel grant awarded by the German National Academic Foundation (420 Euro)
July 2015 Support for publication costs by the open access publication fund of the University of Tübingen and the German Research Foundation (950 US dollar)
May 2015 Travel grant awarded by the Universitätsbund Tübingen e. V. (300 Euro)
May 2014 Support for publication costs by the open access publication fund of the University of Tübingen and the German Research Foundation (950 US dollar)
Feb. 2014 – Feb. 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Grant of the „Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“ (German National Academic Foundation) (27600 Euro)
Feb. 2014 Travel grant awarded by the Pan-African Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies (1500 Euro)
Oct. 2013 Travel grant awarded by the Universitätsbund Tübingen e.V. (500 Euro)
Mar. 2012 Travel grant awarded by Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (620 Euro)
Mar. 2012 Travel grant awarded by Homerton College, University of Cambridge (150 pound sterling)
Feb. 2012 Travel grant awarded by the Paleoanthropology Society (500 US Dollar)
Apr. 2011 Research grant awarded by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for the conduction of lithic analyses at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (1000 Euro)
2007 – 2009 e-fellows.net scholarship

Teaching

University of Tuebingen:

Oct. 2017 - Feb. 2018 - “Theories and methods in archaeology” (Seminar, 1 term) - “Introduction to Paleolithic archaeology” (Lecture, 1 term) - “Introduction to Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology” (2 lectures) - “Introduction to Archaeological Sciences” (2 lectures) - “Introduction to Evolutionary Theory” (3 lectures)
Apr. 2017 – Jul. 2017 - “Attribute analysis and quantitative study of lithic artefacts” (Lecture & Exercise; 1 term).
Oct. 2016 – Feb. 2017 - “Practical and methodological approaches to the analysis of stone tool assemblages” (Lecture & Exercise; 1 term). - Stone Age archaeology and human evolution in Africa” (Seminar; 1 term).
Apr. 2016 – Jul. 2016 - “Archaeology theory and science communication” (with Prof. N. Conard PhD; Seminar; 1 term)
Oct. 2015 – Feb. 2016 - “Theories and methods in archaeology” (Seminar; 1 term) - “Practical and methodological approaches to the analysis of stone tool assemblages” (Lecture & Exercise; 1 term). - “The Middle Stone Age of Africa” (Seminar; 1 term)
Apr. 2015 – Jul. 2015

- “Archaeology theory and science communication” (with Prof. N. Conard PhD; Seminar; 1 term)

- “Attribute analysis and quantitative study of lithic artefacts” (Lecture & Exercise; 1 term).

Oct. 2014 - Feb. 2015 “Selected topics in lithic analysis with case studies from the Paleolithic cave sites Vogelherd (Lecture/Exercise; 1 term).
- “Stone Age Archaeology and human evolution in Africa” with Prof. N. Conard Ph.D (Seminar; 1 term)
Apr. 2014 - Jul. 2014 “Attribute analysis and quantitative study of lithic artefacts” (Lecture & Exercise; 1 term).
Oct. 2013 - Mar. 2014

- Selected topics in lithic analysis with case studies from the Paleolithic cave sites Hohle Fels and Vogelherd (Exercise; 1 term).

- “Coastal settlements and the use of marine resources in the Middle Stone Age of sub-Saharan Africa.” As part of the seminar: “Coastal Archaeology” (1 lecture)

Academic service

Manuscript peer review


Grant reviews


Workshop attendance and organization

Workshop attendance and organization

Professional memberships

Since 2013 South African Archaeological Society
Since 2012 European Society for the Study of Human Evolution
Since 2010 Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte e.V. (board member since June 2013)
2016-2020 Fellow of The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
Since 2017 Cultural Evolution Society
Since 2017 Member of the Institute of Archaeological Sciences, University of Tübingen

Scientific interests

Language skills

Additional qualifications