Kollegforschungsgruppe 2615: Rethinking Oriental Despotism
Nov 01, 2017 — Feb 28, 2026
In der Forschung zu Genese, Formen und Wirkungsweisen politischer Ordnungen waren und sind altorientalische Herrschaftsformationen meist als Exempla autokratischer Vorläuferphänomene präsent. Festgeschriebene Kategorien und Narrative überformen gerade in der Außenwahrnehmung die Komplexität ...
SFB 980 - Episteme in Bewegung
Jul 01, 2012 — Jun 30, 2024
Funding Phase 3 (2020 - 2024) A01: Episteme as Configurative Process: Episteme between Theory and Practise Cuneiform law is documented through systematized collections of epistemic juridical knowledge, on the one hand, and documents pertaining to contemporary legal practise, on the other. In ...
Emmy Noether-Nachwuchsgruppe: Mythische Literaturwerke als wissenspraktische Artefakte
Institut für Altorientalistik
PD Dr. Gösta Gabriel
Oct 01, 2019
Mythische Literaturwerke der altbabylonischen Zeit als wissenspraktische Artefakte – sowie die Frage nach einer “Philosophy before the Greeks” Mythische Literaturwerke aus dem antiken Babylonien gehören zu den ältesten Vertretern der Weltliteratur. Es handelt sich bei diesen ...
DFG SPP 2176 Das iranische Hochland - Resilienzen und Integration in vormodernen Gesellschaften - Das unerforschte Kernland
Aug 01, 2023 — Jul 31, 2026
The unexplored heartland: institutional landscapes and networks in eastern Fārs. Phase 2: Operating the institutional landscape: Nīrīz Building on the results of the first project phase, the second funding phase will examine the functioning of early historical institutional landscapes ...
Einstein Center Chronoi
Jan 01, 2019 — Dec 31, 2025
The Einstein Center Chronoi, funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin, investigates time and related aspects such as awareness of time, time management, time reckoning and temporality in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary formats. Chronoi will build on the unique cross-institutional ...
Hochgebirge als Kulturlandschaft: Untersuchungen zur Verflechtung von Pastoralismus, Kult und Klimawandel im prähistorischen Armenien'
Aug 01, 2021 — Jul 31, 2024
Today, high mountain meadows play a key role in the pastoralist economies of the Caucasus, Taurus and Zagros regions – providing pastures during summer, when the lowlands become too dry. The origins of this vertical system of seasonal pastoralist mobility are unknown. This project tests the ...
ZODIAC - Ancient Astral Science in Transformation
Apr 01, 2021 — Mar 31, 2026
The ZODIAC project led by Principal Investigator Mathieu Ossendrijver is funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant (2021–2026) and hosted at the Institute for the History of Knowledge in the Ancient World at Freie Universität Berlin.
Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilisations
Prof. Dr. Johannes Renger
Oct 01, 1997 — Dec 31, 2010
The Assur-Project is devoted to working on the results of the excavations of the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft (DOG) in Assur and publishinging them. The excavation undertaken under the direction of Walter Andrae lasted from Sept. 1903 until April 1914 when the excavation was closed according to ...
DFG Project "Beyond the Crisis"
Feb 01, 2017 — Jan 31, 2020
Beyond the Crisis. Continuity, transformation and innovation in the development of the Anatolian societies at the turn of 1st Millennium BCE: a case-study in the Upper Euphrates region The project aims at examining and contextualizing the circumstances that have affected the Turkish Upper ...
Jan 01, 2011 — Dec 31, 2013
The binational project "Historical Geography of Upper Mesopotamia" (HiGeoMes) was financed from April 2011 for a period of 36 months through the support of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the ANR (Agence National de la Recherche). The project is lead by French and German researchs ...
Jan 01, 1968 — Dec 31, 2019
"The Hurritological Archive" The Hurrian people were located in the Upper Habur area in Northern Syria beginning in the third millennium BCE. Around 1550 BCE the Hurrian Mittani state extending from Northern Syria to Northern Mesopotamia came into existence but lost its independence around 1330 ...
Images - Scripts - Numbers
Prof. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Jan 01, 2004 — Dec 31, 2007
Introduction and Objectives The project Images - Scripts - Numbers (BSZ) is a collaborative research effort funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Various sub-projects of Images - Scripts - Numbers are directed by members of the Humboldt University Berlin (6), the Technical ...
Materia Magica Et Medica Hethitica
Jan 01, 1996 — Dec 31, 1999
Hittite cuneiform tablets are attested for time between c. 1560 and 1150 BCE. Most of them come from the capital of the Hittite empire, Hattusa, located near the modern village of Boghazkale about 150 km East of the Turkish city of Ankara. The research project “Materia Magica et Medica ...
Jan 01, 2014 — Dec 31, 2016
So-called ethnic migrations have apparently always been deemed worth telling. They belong to the most popular motifs of fictional and factual stories from mythological traditions up to modern historiographic writing. The field of Ancient Studies is no exception. Since the 19th century, the various ...
Monumentality as Policy?
Nov 01, 2012 — Oct 31, 2017
Members: H. Brunke, E. Cancik-Kirschbaum, O. Pedersén This project investigates the function(s) of oversized building projects in the Ancient Near East. Research will be conducted into the logistical and economical aspects involved in implementing large-scale building projects and will ...
PROCOPE PPP Frankreich Mesopotamien
Institut für Altorientalistik
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Jan 01, 2007 — Dec 31, 2008
The project PROCOPE is an international “integrating program of action” that came into existence through an agreement between the DAAD and the government of France. On the German side it was funded by the DAAD and the German Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung ...
Setting the Wedge
Jan 01, 2015 — Mar 31, 2017
"Setting the Wedge" ist ein Kooperationsprojekt der Freien Universität Berlin, der Hebrew University Jerusalem und des Vorderasiatischen Museums zu Berlin, das seit 2015 zunächst für drei Jahre durch die German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development gefördert wird. Die ...
TexTelSem - Texts, Tells, and Semantics
Apr 01, 2014 — Mar 31, 2017
Modelling the Historical Geography of Northern Mesopotamia in the 2nd Millennium BC through the Integrated Analysis of Texts, Archaeological Data, Geoinformatics and the Semantic Web. This interdisciplinary collaboration of Near Eastern Archeology, Assyriology, and information sciences aims to ...
The Armenian Dragon Stones
Sep 01, 2014 — Nov 30, 2017
Here are the current contact details of the leader of this completed project, Dr. Alessandra Gilibert, who is now working with the Venice University, Italy. Summary: Dragon Stones are basalt stelae of up to five meters in high, incised with reliefs, which are found on the summer pastures ...
The Cuneiform Lexical Text “Word List Z”
Dec 01, 2018 — Nov 01, 2019
Among the earliest examples of cuneiform writing, dating as far back as c. 3200 BCE, are written texts called lexical lists. These texts are essentially inventories arranged around a common theme, such as place names, animals and plants, professions, or similar topics. One such text that appears ...
Jan 01, 2004 — Dec 31, 2007
Emar, or Imar, is the name of an ancient Near Eastern city in NW Syria. Emar was populated for more than a millennium, i.e. from about 3500 to 1150 BCE. Archaeologists refer to this time period as the Bronze Age. The remains of the city of Emar are located about 100 km East of the city of Aleppo ...
Excavations at Oymaagac-Nerik
Jun 01, 2007 — Dec 31, 2022
What Aachen was to the German kings, the city of Nerik represented to the Hittite Great Kings of the second millennium BC. Just as Frederick I Barbarossa was annointed king by the grace of God in the cathedral of Aachen, Hattushili III, brother of Muwatalli (1259 BC), was crowned king by the storm ...
DFG SPP 2176 - The Unexplored Heartland
Nov 01, 2019 — Oct 31, 2022
In contrast to the intensively-surveyed western Fārs region, with its settlement clusters in the area of the modern city of Shiraz, the eastern part of the province has hitherto received much less attention. This is true for the available historical documentation as well as for the settlement ...
The Babylon Project
Jun 01, 2016 — Jun 30, 2021
The Babylon Project – full name The Babylon Collection of the Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin: A methodological and epistemological study of collection-based research in Museums (06/2016-04/2020) – is set up as a pilot project. Its objective is to systematically catalogue the thousands ...
The Hurrian Emar Texts
Oct 01, 2020 — Sep 30, 2023
The Late Bronze Age texts from Emar consist mainly of hepatoscopic and ornithoscopic omens. The proposed project will provide a complete philological edition as well as a comparative analysis with the known corpus of Hurrian omens from Hattusa/Boğazköy. In addition to an analysis of their ...
Cultural and Racial Anthropology in Stone
Jan 01, 2019 — Mar 31, 2022
Photographic recording of ancient Egyptian representations of humans and the ethnohistorical cartography of the ancient world in the 19 th and early 20 th century The planned research will investigate the production, circulation and interpretation history of photographs of ancient ...
DFG-Project: Late Babylonian Mathematical Practices
Aug 01, 2020 — Jul 31, 2022
Mathematical practices, e.g. counting, computing and measurement, played an important role in daily life and scholarship during the Late Babylonian period. The increasing use of mathematics in Babylonian astronomy, astrology, divination, healing practices, hermeneutics and cultic practices has ...
Patronage and Authority in the Sargonic Empire
Nov 01, 2019 — Nov 01, 2021
The purpose of this research project is to carry out a detailed study of the elite members of society in the Sargonic Empire (c. 2335-2150 BCE) in ancient Mesopotamia. The king in the Sargonic Empire was the epicenter of authority from whom land, wealth, and power flowed in a grand network of ...