As a Doctoral Fellow of Research Group (C-I-1) Spaces in Language, Sebastian Fischer is working on the linguistic means by which spatial relations are expressed in Hurrian, a cuneiform-scripted language of the ancient Near East. The linguistic material to be researched derives from the 2nd Century B.C.. A better understanding of the individual languages – of Hurrian in this case – is a contribution to the expansion of knowledge of the history and culture of the Ancient Orient.