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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 Sep
12:30-14:30 | Aarhus University, Campus Nobel, Bldg.1461, Room 316, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3.
Staging the World – An Explanation
Seminar by Carsten Hjort Lange. The first of the Research Programme Seminars "Staging the World – Staging the Self", arranged by the research program Classical Antiquity
Wed 01 Oct
12:30-14:30 | Aarhus University, Campus Nobel, build. 1453, room 415, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3
Staging the Self through the Holy / Bucolic Self-Fashioning
Seminar by Nicola Daumann and Trine Hass. The second of the Research Programme Seminars "Staging the World – Staging the Self", arranged by the research program Classical Antiquity
Wed 29 Oct
09:00-18:00 | Aarhus University (specified info later)
Conference on Asia Minor
Cityscapes and monuments of remembrance in western Asia Minor

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Research Programme Director

Anders-Christian Jacobsen

Associate professor
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