WELCOME TO THE EXCELLENCE CLUSTER TOPOI!

Topoi is a research network with a focus on the study of the ancient world. In Topoi, more than 200 researchers from diverse disciplines investigate how space and knowledge were formed and transformed in ancient civilizations. Detailed information on the members, the research activities and publications you will find at the various sections of this site. To learn more about the graduate school with their different graduate groups please visit the website of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg.

The Bible is the key

How can you manage to analyze grammar of an ancient language that has left hardly any written evidence?
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Public space and private commerce?

Peter Spahn is doing research on economic structures in ancient Greece.
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Ancient luxury

Ines Beilke-Voigt studies Bronze Age ceramics at Lossow (Germany). Read more —>
 

It was already there…

The research project B-1-3 investigates the basis of Early Medieval governance.
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Afterlife of Antiquity

The focus of the research project «Books and space in the (early) Middle Ages» is to analyse connections between the illuminated book and real, imagined and metaphorical spaces.
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Conference | Die Semantik urbaner Räume in der Spätantike: Der Beitrag des Christentums zur Transformation der Stadt

Konferenz Urbane Räume