Conservation of Ruins and Archaeological Sites - Peenemünde Army Research Center


Dr.-Ing. Peter I. Schneider M.Sc.
Dr. Constanze Röhl


1st lecture: Monday, 9 April 2018, 13:45 - 17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 307

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 15:30 – 17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 307
Friday/Saturday, 18 and 19 May 2018, 11:45-17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 307
Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 15:30-17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 307
Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 15:30-17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 307
Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 15:30-17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 307
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 15:30-17:00, Lehrgebäude 2D, 307
Practical Exercise: 23.-26.08.2018


module (6 CP)
Heritage Conservation and Site Management: 11462 (HCSM211)


The site of the former Army Research Center at Peenemünde, dedicated to the development of – in its long term consequences – ground breaking missile technology during WW2, provides a sophisticated place for analyzing the complex relationships of the various aspects that shape considerations and concepts concerning the conservation of modern ruins.
The module offers a case study for the interplay of different factors in the process of interpreting, preserving and managing an archaeological site, and asks for creativity to propose strategies and practical tools for several problematic issues encountered on site. The case study focusses mainly on the remains of the concentration camp Karlshagen I. Based on this, general conceptual issues which underly the process of setting up complex conservation plans will be discussed.

A field trip to the site will allow the participants to learn about its specific conditions first hand, allowing for an understanding on which to  base the further development of practical ideas.

Please note: The practical exercise will take place outside the lecture period from the 23th of August until the 26th! Participation in all lectures is obligatory.
Please note: The dates of two lectures are not fixed yet.
Students from HCSM will be preferred.


Participation in excursion to Peenemünde and - evtl. - Kummersdorf
Homework to be submitted by the end of the holidays (end of September) on one of three different tasks directly connected with the conservation of the ruins of Peenemünde