Dr. Felix Wiedemann

Felix Wiedemann is a historian of modern history and is currently working on representations and explanations of human migrations in the study of antiquity in the 19th and 20th centuries. With reference to narratological approaches to the history of historiography he thereby focuses on repetitive plots and role patterns historians and archaeologists use to describe and explain human migrations in history and prehistory, and asks to what extend these representations owe their persuasiveness and explanatory power to certain narrative strategies. Using the example of German ancient Near Eastern studies and archaeology Felix Wiedemann analyzes central narratives of migration against the backdrop of their political, cultural and scientific contexts.

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