At the heart of the Excellence Cluster Topoi stands the interplay of space and knowledge in the formation and transformation of ancient cultures and societies.
There are twenty-three “research groups” working in four areas. Each research group has an overarching problem, and each project within the group investigates individual aspects of this problem. The goal is to pose interdisciplinary research questions that can be explored in individual projects with the aid of field-specific expertise. Networking between the areas is facilitated by two formats: the Key Topics and the Topoi Lab.
Since it´s founding, Topoi has been on the vanguard of the digital humanities in the area of ancient studies. Topoi supports such techniques as laser scanning or GIS-supported data processing both by applying innovative technologies and by developing new solutions for protecting, exchanging and publishing research data …