The international method workshop 'Quality and quantity - approaches to humans and nature in an interdisciplinary dialogue' takes place on October 7th - 9th. In the workshop, interdisciplinary methodological questions from ancient studies are discussed in the context of qualitative and quantitative approaches.
18.05.2021: Congrats on appointment!
We congratulate Prof. Dr. Claudia Lauer warmly on her appointment to the professorship 'German Literature of Older Epochs' at the University of Mainz. Ms. Lauer has been a member of the core faculty since 2018 and represents Medieval German Studies in the RTG. We wish her a good start and look forward to continued good collaboration.
Co-organized by our colleague Laura Borghetti the workshop “In no way does life differ from the sea”: Approaching the Non-Human in Byzantium and Beyond takes place on May 10, 2021 from 2 to 6 p.m. The workshop will explore how the human and non-human interact within Ancient and Medieval Greek and Latin literary texts. Further information, also on the registration, can be found on this flyer.
The RTG Fellows cordially invite you to the digital workshop "Body and Society: Body Symbolisms as a Mirror of Ancient Societies" on April 16 and 17, 2021. The Programm can be found here.
09.11.2020: New team of spokespersons
At the meeting of the executive committee on November 5, 2020, Prof. Dr. Jochen Althoff (Class. Philology/Greek studies) was appointed as new spokesperson. From now on, the position of vice spokesperson will be taken over by Prof. Dr. Alexander Pruß (Near Eastern Archaeology). The RTG in all its parts knows what it owes to its former spokesperson and founder, Prof. Dr. Tanja Pommerening. The new team of spokespersons will strive to continue the RTG in her spirit.
26.10.2020: Congratulations on appointment!
The long-time spokesperson of the RTG 1876, Prof. Dr. Tanja Pommerening (Egyptology), accepted an appointment to a professorship at the University of Marburg. Mrs. Pommerening developed the idea of the RTG 1876 more than 7 years ago and worked out the concept with great energy and persistence until it was ready for application. The scientific work within the RTG has been professionalized continuously and further developed in all directions under the constant guidance of Mrs. Pommerening. As organizer and supervisor, she has worked with untiring energy in all places within and outside of the university and has been very committed to the RTG, the Egyptology in Mainz and young scientists. Fortunately, Mrs. Pommerening will remain with the core faculty and she will continue her supervising activity to a full extent. We wish her a good start and a successful work in Marburg and thank her for the many years of support and collaboration!
The RTG 1876 is filling 1 doctoral position, starting on October 1st, 2020. Application deadline is on July 31st, 2020. For more information see here.
The RTG 1876 is filling 5 doctoral positions, starting on October 1st, 2020. Application deadline ends on April 30th, 2020. For more information see here.
This year, the 40th meeting of the interdisciplinary working group "Ancient Medicine" takes place. Proposals for panels or lectures are requested until January the 31st, 2020. Further informationen here.
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).
15.07.2019: Dissertation "Konzepte der 'exotischen' Tierwelt im Mittelalter" published
The Dissertation of Dr. Stephanie Mühlenfeld "Konzepte der 'exotischen' Tierwelt im Mittelalter" has been published. Find more information here.
15.07.2019: International Conference on 15th-17th July 2019
The RTG invites to the International Conference "Concepts of Humans and Nature between Specificity and Universality" on the 15th-17th July 2019. Prior Registration is kindly requested. More Information here.
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.
15.06.2019: 39. Meeting of the Ancient Medicine Interdisciplinary Working Group
The Ancient Medicine Interdisciplinary Working Group will meet for the 39. time on 15. and 16. June. The Topic is "Ungesagtes und Unsagbares - Leerstellen und Ambiguitäten in der Heilkunde als epistemologische Herausforderung". More Information on the Flyer (German).
05.03.2019: "Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing?" published!
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.
17.12.2018: 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.
06.12.2018: New Mercator Fellow
Since the 1st December 2018 is Prof. Dr. Douglas Cairns Mercator Fellow at the RTG 1876. Further information follows.
29.10.2018: Volume "Naturvorstellungen im Altertum" published
The edited volume "Naturvorstellungen im Altertum - Schilderungen und Darstellungen von Natur im Alten Orient und in der griechischen Antike" has been published as proceedings of a workshop, organised by the PhD students of the RTG 1876 in spring 2016. More Information can be found here.
08.09.2018: RTG 1876 represented on Science Fair in Mainz
On September 8th – 9th the RTG will be represented at the Mainz Science Fair with an own booth on the topic of „Communication & Body – Concepts of Early Cultures“. More information can be found here.
Doctoral student Laura Borghetti M.A. published an article in the series Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia: "Storytelling in Byzantium: Narratological approaches to Byzantine texts and images". It is based on the results of her Master thesis. More Information can be found here.
11.06.2018: Dissertation "Soziale Insekten in der Antike. Ein Beitrag zu Naturkonzepten in der griechisch-römischen Kultur" published
The dissertation of Dr. Dominik Berrens "Soziale Insekten in der Antike. Ein Beitrag zu Naturkonzepten in der griechisch-römischen Kultur" has been published in the series Hypomnemata. More Information can be found here.
16.06.2018: 29th AKAN Conference
The 29th conference of AKAN - "Arbeitskreis antike Naturwissenschaft und ihre Rezeption" takes place June 16th in Mainz. You will find the programme here.
06.04.2018: CALL FOR APPLICATION: 1 Postdoc position at RTG 1876, starting on October 1st, 2018
The RTG 1876 invites applications for a four-year postdoc position (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, 13 TV-L 100%) starting on October 1st, 2018. ...
01.05.2018: Lecture: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tonio Sebastian Richter (FU Berlin): "Die Maschine der Weisen. Ein utopisches Projekt, ein Lehrer der schweigt, und eine überzählige Hand in koptischen Papyri der Bodleian Library aus frühislamischer Zeit."
The Research Training Group 1876 and the department of Egyptology invite to the lecture „Die Maschine der Weisen. Ein utopisches Projekt, ein Lehrer der schweigt, und eine überzählige Hand in koptischen Papyri der Bodleian Library aus frühislamischer Zeit.“ by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tonio Sebastian Richter (FU Berlin). ...
The Research Training Group 1876 "Early Concepts of Man and Nature" invites to the lecture "Byzantine Studies in an Age of Environmental Crisis: Ecocritical Readings in Medieval Greek Literature" by Dr. Adam Goldwyn (North Dakota State University). ...
11.01.2018: Lecture: PD Dr. Petra Schierl (TU Dresden/Mainz) "Gessner und Agricola über 'Fossilien': Naturforschung zwischen Autopsie und Tradition"
The Research Training Group 1876 "Early Concepts of Man and Nature" invites to the lecture "Gessner und Agricola über 'Fossilien': Naturforschung zwischen Autopsie und Tradition" by PD Dr. Petra Schierl (Mainz).