The research group (B-2) XXL – Monumentalized Knowledge of the Excellence Cluster Topoi is pleased to announce a Call for Discussants for a discussion forum „Size Matters – Extra-Large Projects in the Ancient World“  held in Berlin from October 9th till October 11th 2017. As the end nears of the research group „(B-2-) Monumentalized Knowledge“, which deals with extra-large building projects in the Ancient World, the research group will host a work and discussion forum which will help in the preparation of the final publications. We are looking for input, especially from junior researchers with new and innovative ideas concerning:

  • Societies with and/or without extra-large building projects or with or
    without built monumentality
  • Megalomania and urbanization
  • Large Technical Systems
  • Energetics of construction
  • Complex but small architecture “making monumentality visible” reconstruction of the construction and built environment


If interested, please send back an abstract of about 200–250 words and the completed application form by June 30th 2017 to

Submissions can be sent either in English or German. The discussion forum will be held in English. Travel expenses and accommodation will be paid for by Topoi.

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