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