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TEACHING

Research in Topoi is closely related to teaching at Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or one of the partner universities. The central themes of the Topoi project are explored in a multitude of courses on various levels. BA and MA students benefit not only from the cooperation between the universities and various partner institutions, but also from the fact that findings from toplevel interdisciplinary research are integrated into university teaching. There is a wide choice of formats – from standard seminars and lectures integrated in the ongoing academic curriculum of the universities to the central “Topoi lecture series” open for a broad academic and non-academic audience.

MSc PROGRAMME LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

 

The MSc programme Landscape Archaeology evolved from interdisciplinary cooperation in Topoi. The cross-departmental, inter-university programme (participating are Freie Universität Berlin and Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin) combines the academic disciplines Physical Geography, Prehistoric Archaeology and Excavation Technique. The MSc programme is directly linked to the BerGSAS PhD programme Landscape Archaeology and Architecture. Both the M.Sc. curriculum “Landschaftsarchäologie” and the B.Sc. and M.Sc. curricula “Geografische Wissenschaften” at Freie Universität Berlin offer project seminars on a regular basis, often in cooperation with Topoi.

PROJECT SEMINARS

 

Various Topoi projects are based upon BA and MA seminars. Students participate in the preparation and organization of projects.

Museumsvisionen Supervised by Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy at the Technische Universität Berlin
Digitales Forum Romanum Winckelmann-Institut of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in cooperation with Topoi research project (C-6-1) Raumnutzung und Raumbeanspruchung
Auf den Kopf gestellt An exhibition planned by students of the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the Staatsbibliothek Berlin and Topoi.
Spätpleistozäne und Holozäne Landschaftsentwicklung der Rituallandschaft Königsgrab Seddin/Prignitz Project seminar based upon Topoi research project (B-2-5) The royal tomb of Seddin in the Prignitz

 

TOPOI SEMINAR SERIES

 

Topoi offers Continuous series of seminars for a university audience:

Mehr als Schätze und Abenteuer

Starting in summer semester 2017, this is the second installment of a seminar organized by Nina Diezemann and Hauke Ziemssen to discuss the ways of communication in science in respect to new formats like blogs or science slams and social media.

Visitors from Heaven, Visitors to Heaven

The GIF-seminar series  is a cooperative programme between the Topoi Excellence Cluster and a GIF (German-Israel Fund) Project, Visitors from Heaven, Visitors to Heaven: Judeo-Christian Encounters and the Last Lingua Sacra of Europe, organized by Florentina Badalanova Geller and Rainer Kampling. Since 2016 there have been three seminar series.

Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin

The Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin is inspired by and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar. It is organised in association with the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and Topoi. Since 2012/2013 the seminar series runs every winter term in the Topoi house Dahlem. The seminar is part of the academic programme of the Freie Universität under the name “Digitale Methoden in den Altertumswissenschaften”. http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/.

Dahlem Seminar for the History of Ancient Sciences

The Dahlem Seminar is organized by Topoi professors Mark Geller and Klaus Geus. Every semester, international experts in various fields of the study of ancient science present their research in the Topoi house Dahlem. Since 2012 there have been six seminar series.

TOPOI LECTURE SERIES

 

Starting in 2015, Topoi organizes a central “Topoi lecture series” every semester. Key topics of the cluster are presented to a broad academic and non-academic audience. In some cases additional BA/MA seminars are offered.

Die Spätantike – eine expandierende Epoche? winter semester 2018/2019  Freie Universität Berlin
Krieg und Gewalt vom Altertum bis in die Gegenwart summer semester 2018  Freie Universität Berlin
“Identität“ – Probleme eines Konzepts und seine Entstehungsgeschichte winter semester 2017/2018  Freie Universität berlin
Frühe Ökonomien und modernes Wirtschaftsdenken winter semester 2016/2017 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Migration. Wanderungsbewegungen vom Altertum bis in die Gegenwart summer semester 2016 Freie Universität Berlin,

associated blog migration.hypotheses.org,

Grossbauten in ihren Gesellschaften. Zwischen praktischer Nutzung und symbolischer Bedeutung winter semester 2015/2016 Freie Universität Berlin
THEMATIC LECTURE SERIES ON TOPOI RELATED TOPICS
Einführung in die Archäometrie winter semester 2016/2017 organised by Elke Kaiser and Heinz-Eberhard Mahnke
“Tam diu Germania vincitur” – Roms Aufgabe Germaniens vor 2000 Jahren, winter semester 2016/2017 organised by Ernst Baltrusch and Christian Wendt
Die Seele ist ein Oktopus: Antike Vorstellungen über den belebten Körper summer semester 2016 organized by research group (D-2) Mapping Body and Soul, series of lectures accompanying the exhibition at Medizinhistorisches Museum)
Modellkaiser – Kaisermodell. Zum 2000. Todesjahr des ersten römischen Kaisers Augustus winter semester 2014/2015 organized by Ernst Baltrusch, Christian Wendt
Glas und Glasproduktion in ur- und frühgeschichtlicher Zeit. Herstellungstechnik, Adaption und Diffusion von Glastechniken winter semester 2014/2015 organized by Hans-Jörg Nüsse and Florian Klimscha, series of lectures accompanying the seminar on the same topic
Ökonomie früher Kulturen summer semester 2014 organized by Michael Meyer and David Warburton, accompanying the seminar on the same topic
Räumliche und quantitative Analysemethoden winter semester 2011/12 organized by Silvia Polla, Undine Lieberwirth

Related Topics

 

CURRENT LECTURE SERIES

Krieg und Gewalt vom Altertum bis in die Gegenwart
on Wednesdays at Freie Universität Berlin


Mehr als Schätze und Abenteuer
on Mondays at Freie Universität Berlin