Research in Topoi is closely related to teaching at Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or one of the partner universities. The central themes of the Topoi project are explored in a multitude of courses on various levels. BA and MA students benefit not only from the cooperation between the universities and various partner institutions, but also from the fact that findings from toplevel interdisciplinary research are integrated into university teaching. There is a wide choice of formats – from standard seminars and lectures integrated in the ongoing academic curriculum of the universities to the central “Topoi lecture series” open for a broad academic and non-academic audience.
MSc PROGRAMME LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY
The MSc programme Landscape Archaeology evolved from interdisciplinary cooperation in Topoi. The cross-departmental, inter-university programme (participating are Freie Universität Berlin and Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin) combines the academic disciplines Physical Geography, Prehistoric Archaeology and Excavation Technique. The MSc programme is directly linked to the BerGSAS PhD programme Landscape Archaeology and Architecture. Both the M.Sc. curriculum “Landschaftsarchäologie” and the B.Sc. and M.Sc. curricula “Geografische Wissenschaften” at Freie Universität Berlin offer project seminars on a regular basis, often in cooperation with Topoi.
Various Topoi projects are based upon BA and MA seminars. Students participate in the preparation and organization of projects.
TOPOI SEMINAR SERIES
Topoi offers Continuous series of seminars for a university audience:
Starting in summer semester 2017, this is the second installment of a seminar organized by Nina Diezemann and Hauke Ziemssen to discuss the ways of communication in science in respect to new formats like blogs or science slams and social media.
The GIF-seminar series is a cooperative programme between the Topoi Excellence Cluster and a GIF (German-Israel Fund) Project, Visitors from Heaven, Visitors to Heaven: Judeo-Christian Encounters and the Last Lingua Sacra of Europe, organized by Florentina Badalanova Geller and Rainer Kampling. Since 2016 there have been three seminar series.
The Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin is inspired by and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar. It is organised in association with the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and Topoi. Since 2012/2013 the seminar series runs every winter term in the Topoi house Dahlem. The seminar is part of the academic programme of the Freie Universität under the name “Digitale Methoden in den Altertumswissenschaften”. http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/.
The Dahlem Seminar is organized by Topoi professors Mark Geller and Klaus Geus. Every semester, international experts in various fields of the study of ancient science present their research in the Topoi house Dahlem. Since 2012 there have been six seminar series.
TOPOI LECTURE SERIES
Starting in 2015, Topoi organizes a central “Topoi lecture series” every semester. Key topics of the cluster are presented to a broad academic and non-academic audience. In some cases additional BA/MA seminars are offered.
THEMATIC LECTURE SERIES ON TOPOI RELATED TOPICS
CURRENT LECTURE SERIES
Krieg und Gewalt vom Altertum bis in die Gegenwart
on Wednesdays at Freie Universität Berlin
Mehr als Schätze und Abenteuer
on Mondays at Freie Universität Berlin