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.
The RTG 1876 invites to its Lecture Series "Lebendig oder tot, gesund oder krank? Der menschliche Körper in vormodernen Kulturen“. More Information here (in german).
The volume "Impious Dogs, Haughty Foxes and Exquisite Fish. Evaluative Perception and Interpretation of Animals in Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Thought" edited by Tristan Schmidt and Johannes Pahlitzsch has recently been published. This volume results from the International Conference 2016 of the RTG 1876 "Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge of Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages". For further information, please click here.
The RTG-Members Jochen Althoff, Dominik Berrens and Tanja Pommerening published their book "Finding, Inheriting or Borrwoing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge in Antiquity and the Middle Ages". This volume results from the International Conference 2016 of the RTG with the same title. More Information here.
Dissertation "Hirtenbilder – Untersuchungen zur kulturimmanenten Sicht auf eine altägyptische Personengruppe" published
The dissertation of Dr. Sonja Guth (née Gerke) "Hirtenbilder – Untersuchungen zur kulturimmanenten Sicht auf eine altägyptische Personengruppe" has been published in the series Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur (SAK). More Information can be found here.