PhD students

Dominic Bärsch (Classical Philology)
Ends of the World. Concepts of Dissolution in Greek and Latin Literature.

Laura Borghetti (Byzantine Studies)
The depiction of natural phenomena in the Byzantine literature of the 9th to 11th century.

Tim Brandes (Ancient Near Eastern Studies)
The Mesopotamian Concept of Time in Nature and Society of the 1st Millennium BC.

Katharina Hillenbrand (Classical Philology)
Volcanic phenomena in Roman antiquity. Discursive formation and literary construction.

Mirna Kjorveziroska (German Language and Literature Studies)
Tenting – hunting – getting oriented. Cultural practices in nature in the novel around 1300.

Marie-Charlotte von Lehsten (Classical Philology)
Concepts of night in archaic and classical Greek literature.

Stephanie Mühlenfeld (German Language and Literature Studies)
Concepts of "exotic" animals in the Middle Ages.

Oxana Polozhentseva (German Language and Literature Studies)
Dead bodies: Semantics of the mortal / transient in the German Medieval texts.

Tristan Schmidt (Byzantine Studies)
Animal imagery in the political discourse of the Byzantine imperial court from the late 11th to early 13th century.

Sonja Speck (Egyptology)
Origins and development of Ancient Egyptian body concepts in Pre- and Early Dynastic anthropomorphic sculpture.

Mari Yamasaki (Near Eastern Archaeology)
Evolving concepts of seascapes and marine fauna in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age.

Katharina Zartner (Near Eastern Archaeology)
Protector of the herds, opponent of the wilderness, Lord of the animals. An investigation into the figure of the hero with six curls.