Ancient Sundials (D-5-6)

Research project

The aim of the project is to re-evaluate the 400 preserved ancient sundials on the basis of new extensive 3D-measurements. 3D-measurements of the sundials form the basis for the subsequent investigation of the building processes of the sundials. It will allow insights into the diffusion of knowledge in antiquity which enabled the production of sundials.

Space and Time in Neo-Platonism and Scholasticism (D-3-2)

Research project

There is little doubt that Plato’s and Aristotle’s theories of space and time laid the basis for the late ancient and the medieval debate about space and time. This project explores how the Platonic and Aristotelian heritage was interpreted and systematically developed in Late Antiquity and medieval times.