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Dr. Catrin Kost


Research interests

  • Interaction between the Chinese empire and its borderlands during the time of the Warring States to the Western Han (5th century BC – 220 AD);
  • Archaeology of Eurasia
  • Visual Studies
  • Archaeological theory

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since February 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Munich Graduate School "Distant Worlds" for Ancient Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University
  • From Mai 2011: Scientific assistant at the British Museum in London
  • February 2011: Doctoral degree
  • From Oct 2006: Postgraduate student at Ludwig-Maximilians-University
  • Art Academy, Karlsruhe, Germany: Research fellow and scholarship holder in the postgraduate program “Image. Body. Medium. An Anthropological Perspective”
  • Oct 2000 to July 2006: Magister Artium (M.A.) at the Ludwig- Maximilians-University. Study of Sinology (Major), Chinese Art and Archaeology
  • Masters thesis: Dian and Dongson– Approach to a New Interpretation
  • July 2005 to Sep 2005: Research in Yunnan, PR China and Hanoi, Viet Nam; Collected literature about Dian and Dongson culture, as well as pictures of and further data on pediform axes in State Museums and private collections. The material served as basis for my master’s thesis. Full scholarship granted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
  • Sept 2003 to April 2004: Université Paris VII Denis Diderot, Paris, Study of Sinology.
  • Aug 1999 to Dec 2000: Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), Shanghai, PR China, Full scholarship granted by Heidelberg University to study Mandarin and the Chinese culture.
  • Oct 1998 to July 1999: Rupprecht- Karls University, Heidelberg, Study of Sinology. One year of intensive language training (“propädeutisches Jahr”).



  • “Bronze drums in the collections of the State Museum of Ethnology, Munich” (in German, forthcoming)
  • “Different connotations of figural art in early cultures” (with Jennifer Bagley; in German, forthcoming)
  • “Belt plaque Ikonography in the so-called Beifang from Warring States to Western Han” (in English, forthcoming)


“Images in Archaeology. An Archaeology of the image?” Carsten Juwig & Catrin Kost (eds.; in progress)