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Classical Antiquity: Tradition and Transformation

Classical antiquity: Tradition and Transformation

Focus on traditions, their emergence, development, transformation and transmission
in different chronological, geographical and linguistic contexts.

About

The research programme embraces studies in cultures and societies in the regions around the Mediterranean during antiquity and their meaning, reception and afterlife until the present. The common focus is traditions, their emergence, development, transformation and transmission in different chronological, geographical and linguistic contexts.

The programme gathers all disciplines engaged with antiquity in a strong collaboration that includes researchers from classical archaeology, classical philology, ancient history, the study of religion and theology. By bringing together these disciplines, we aim to create the strongest environment in the Nordic countries for research in antiquity and thus to be able to attract international researchers and PhD-students to Aarhus University.

The programme covers both material and textual remains. The empirical research is rooted in the different theoretical and methodological approaches within the disciplines, but the programme offers new possibilities for interdisciplinary projects to develop new theories and methods.

Our vision is, through interdisciplinary collaboration and strengthening of core disciplinary competences, to prepare the ground for new approaches and groundbreaking research in the ancient world. 

Events

Wed 03 Dec
12:30-14:30 | Aarhus University, Campus Nobel, bldg. 1453, room 513, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3
When this Theater is Over — Staging the Self in Byzantine Hymns (Music incl.)
Seminar with Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen. The fourth of the Research Programme Seminars "Staging the World – Staging the Self", arranged by the research program Classical Antiquity
Tue 09 Dec
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus University, Campus Nobel, Bldg. 1453, Room 415, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3
Christian Arabic Identity Formation in the Early Abbasid World
Seminar with Søren Sindberg Jensen, arranged by the Centre for the Study of Antiquity and Christianity (CSAC)

Research Programme Director

Anders-Christian Jacobsen

Professor with Special Responsiblities
Email:
Office: bldg. 1453-424
Phone: +45 8716 2467
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Revised 2014.11.14

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