Early Concepts of Humans and Nature: Universal, Specific, Interchanged

The Research Training Group (RTG) 1876 is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The participating disciplines are  Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology (Pleistocene Archaeology), Egyptology, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Archaeology, Classical Philology, Classical Archaeology, Medieval German Studies and Byzantine Studies.

The RTG is interested in establishing where and when similar beliefs and concepts originated, whether this happened independently, or if such concepts were transmitted or even exchanged between early cultures, and in how, and why they then changed over time. The time span of the RTG extends from the dawn of history (ca. 100.000 years B.C.E.) to the Middle Ages within an area that comprises the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and Europe.

News from the RTG:

12.01.2023: Guest lecture by Prof. Rune Nyord: "Ancient Egyptian conceptions of the human being and its place in the world"

The Research Training Group 1876 invites you to the lecture of Prof. Rune Nyord (Emory College of Arts & Sciences) entitled "Ancient Egyptian conceptions of the human being and its place in the world" on 09.02.2023 at 16:30. The lecture will take place digitally.

09.01.2023: Dissertation "Konzepte hethitischer Heilpraktik" published!

The Dissertation "Konzepte hethitischer Heilpraktik" of Valeria Zubieta Lupo is published. More information here.

15.12.2022: We congratulate PD Dr. Dominik Berrens on the Dalberg Prize

We congratulate our alumnus PD Dr. Dominik Berrens on his habilitation lecture on "Letters in Herodotus" at the University of Innsbruck & the receipt of the Dalberg Prize for transdisciplinary junior research.

06.10.2022: Lecture Prof. Arnaud Zucker: "Das Tier oder die Tiere (in den griechischen Texten). Philosophisches Missverständnis über ein Konzept ohne richtige Einzahl."

The Research Training Group 1876 invites to a lecture by Prof. Arnaud Zucker (Université Côte d'Azur) entitled "Das Tier oder die Tiere (in den griechischen Texten). Philosophisches Missverständnis über ein Konzept ohne richtige Einzahl." on November 24, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in Hegelstr. 59, room 00-309.