Genealogical and Dynastic Space (B-5-7)

Research project

The research project focused on politically loaded concepts of space, especially in archaic and Hellenistic Greece and Augustan Rome, resp. The leading concepts were genealogical notions of space and “dynastic” concepts.

Jewish Genealogies (B-5-5)

Research project

The project analyses literary genealogies in Jewish writings of the Hellenistic time. It focusses on the tradition-historical background, the narrative function and the meaning for the self-conception of the authors and readers of each scripture.

Ancient Succession Narratives (B-5-1)

Research project

This project has investigated issues of succession in various cultural and religious contexts of the ancient Mediterranean and neighboring areas. In particular, it was examined how narratives of succession and/or genealogy served to create and stabilize collective identities, and how attempts were made to demarcate these from other sources of knowledge authorities and traditions.