Members of the GRK

Post-Doc Projects

Dr. Andrea Babbi (Archaeology)
"Perception of humans and the Mediterranean Sea through the archaeological record and the written sources (early first Millennium BC): Theoretical reflections about the shaping, internalization, and dissemination of concepts"

Dr. Chiara Ferella (Classical Philology)
"Metaphors in Early Greek Concepts of Cosmos, Nature, Body and Mind"

Dr. Sebastian Müller (Philosophy)
"Natural ideas"

Dr. Alexa Rickert (Egyptology)
"The daily bread. A comparative study of the designation and use of food in Egyptian temples of the Greco-Roman period"

Dr. Ulrike Steinert (Ancient Near Eastern Studies)
"Body – Sickness – Healing: A Study on the Interaction between Medical Concepts and Practices in Ancient Mesopotamia (2nd-1st millennium BCE)"


Doctoral Projects

Dr. Victoria Altmann-Wendling (Egyptology)
Lunar Symbolism - Lunar Knowledge. Concepts of the Moon in the Egyptian Temples of the Graeco-Roman Period.

Riccardo Andreozzi (Egyptology)
Cultural exchanges in the botanical and pharmaceutical field in Greek-roman Egypt

Christoph Appel (Classical Philology)
Wound Edges. Greek-Roman Figurations of Injury between Medical and Literary-Aesthetic Discourse

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

PD Dr. Dominik Berrens (Classical Philology)
Social insects in antiquity. A contribution to concepts of nature in the Greco-Roman culture.

Laura Borghetti (Byzantine Studies)
Concepts of Winds in Byzantium from the 9th to the 11th Century. A Study on the Literary Depictions of a Meteorological Phenomenon

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

Dr. Imke Fleuren (Egyptology)
Concepts of non-indigenous fauna in Egypt.

Dr. Judit Garzón Rodríguez (Egyptology)
Archaeological-philological-ethno-historical study of fundamental aspects of the penis, its symbolism and meaning in Ancient Egypt

Dr. Simone Gerhards (Egyptology)
Concepts of tiredness and sleep in ancient Egypt

Dr. Nadine Gräßler (Egyptology)
Concepts of the eye in ancient Egypt.

Francisco José Gómez Blanco (Classical Archaeology)
The arena at home: Concepts of the body and violence in mosaic depictions of amphitheater events in the Roman Empire

Dr. Sonja Guth (née Gerke) (Egyptology)
The interest in animals as a subject of ancient Egyptian professions.

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

Dr. Sandra Hofert (German Language and Literature Studies)
Teaching Nature in Vernacular. Representation and instrumentalization of flora, fauna and minerals in German texts of the High Middle Ages.

Yossra Ibrahim (Egyptology)
Lights of Eternity – Investigating Concepts, Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Egyptian Celestial Diagrams

Shahrzad Irannejad (Pharmaceutical Biology)
Localization of the Avicennean inner senses in a Hippocratic body

Sibel Kayan (née Ousta) (Byzantine Studies)
Concepts and practices of ideal dying in Byzantium from the 4th to the early 13th century

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

Jessica Knebel (Egyptology)
Studies on concepts of fire in Ancient Egypt

Sina Lehnig (Classical Archaeology)
Foodways Through the Desert. A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Settlement History of Arabia and Palaestina (2nd to 7th Centuries CE)

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

Aleksandar Milenković (Classical Philology)
Concepts of visual perception in Greek scientific thought from the 5th century BC to the 2nd century AD.

Aimee Miles (Near Eastern Archaeology)
Inhabiting coastal worlds: Marine resource exploitation and human-seascape interaction in the Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean.

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

Sarah Oschmann (neé Prause) (Classical Archaeology)
(Partial) blind, blending, blindness - Investigations on the topic of 'blindness' in the Greek pictorial world of the late 8th - 4th century BC.

Rebekka Pabst (Egyptology)
The Dead Body. Studies on Concepts of the „Corpse“ in Ancient Egypt.

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

Nathalie Julia Rodriguez de Guzman (Classical Archaeology)
Konzepte vom toten Körper in der römischen Bildkunst von der späten Republim bis zur mittleren Kaiserzeit

Jonny Russell (Egyptology)
The Theory of Healing in Ancient Egypt: The Biophysical and Cultural Realities of Healing Practices from the Nile Valley during the Late Second Millennium BCE

Letizia Savino (Ancient Near Eastern Studies)
Medicine and Physicians Abroad. Circulation of Experts and Expertise in the Second millennium BCE in the Ancient Near East.

Carrie Schidlo (Egyptology)
Floral elements on different objects from the Late Period to the Roman Period of Egypt.

Florian Schimpf (Classical Archaeology)
Man – Nature – Religion: A study concerning development, form and perception of sacred landscape in Asia Minor.

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

Maral Schumann (Near Eastern Archaeology)
Treatment of the Dead Body: Burial Forms and Death Ceremonies in Pre-Islamic Persia

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

Jakub Sypiański (Byzantine Studies)
Science without frontiers? Political context of circulation of knowledge between the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world in 750-1100 C.E.

Dr. David Usieto Cabrera (Near Eastern Archaeology)
Human Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East

Nicky van de Beek (Egyptology)
Conzeptualizing changing landscapes: The view from Old Kingdom Egypt

Benny Waszk (Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology)
Access to the built environment. Perception of space at the early neolithic Göbli Temple.

Dr. Mari Yamasaki (Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology)
Bronze Age Seascapes. Concepts of the Sea and Marine Fauna in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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.

Dr. Valeria Zubieta Lupo (Ancient Near Eastern Studies)
Concepts of the Hittite Healing Praxis.