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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

Tue 15 Mar
13:00-16:00 | AU, Campus Nobel, bldg. 1461, room 516, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 5
Seminar and reception to celebrate the publication of two books
- a joint event with the research programme Classical Antiquity, and the Centre for the Study of Antiquity and Christianity (CSAC)
Wed 27 Apr
00:00-00:00 | Sandbjerg Castle, Southern Jutland
Joint seminar with a research group from Göttingen
Registration by e-mail to Anders-Christian Jacobsen (use link)
Tue 17 May
13:15-15:30 | AU, Campus Nobel, Building 1453, room 415. Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3
The Johannes Munck Lecture 2016 with Christoph Markschies, Berlin
Jewish Roots of Gnosticism? Or: What made Gnostics so Attractive in the First Centuries?

News

2015.02.10 | Den antikke verden

New books

New books by Anders-Christian Jacobsen and Birgitte Secher Bøgh

Research Programme Director

Anders-Christian Jacobsen

Professor with Special Responsibilities
Email:
Office: bldg. 1453, 424
Phone: +4587162467
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