Prof. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann

Since 2007 Gyburg Uhlmann has served as Professor of Classical Philology with a special concentration in ancient Greek at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research deals with the commentary tradition on Plato in late antiquity (Leibniz Prize Project “Platonismus”) and the methodological foundations for the interpretation of ancient poetry (Leibniz Prize Project “Literatur und Erkenntnis”). As one of Topoi’s principle investigators she analyzes in the research group (C-I-3) Imagination of Space the multifaceted relationship between spatial images and non-spatial concepts in the Platonic dialogues by using exemplary instances of Greek myths, psychology, cosmology and the natural sciences in general.