Chair of Ancient History of the Near and Middle East - Prof. Dr. Karen Radner
Establishing this chair in August 2015 was made possible by the Humboldt-Foundation and funding provided by the BMBF. The chair's full title is thus "Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship for the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East."
The staff associated with the chair focus on the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East in both research and teaching. One of our key objectives it to make textual and archaeological sources from the ancient cultures between Nile and Indus accessible for the purpose of historical study and teaching.
The research conducted in these geographical areas brings together researchers from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and engages in close cooperation with researchers in neighbouring disciplines. Current projects are concerned especially with Egypt, Anatolia, Assyria, and Babylonia. Chronologically, the focus is on the 1st millennium BCE. In sum, the professorship therefore aims to extend the traditional disciplinary boundaries of Ancient History with the aim of making Ancient History World History.
Historisches Seminar der LMU
Historicum, Schellingstr. 12, 3rd floor, room K336
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5465
Fax: 089 / 2180 - 13505
Current opening times:
Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm
- PD Dr. Christiansen, Birgit
- Dr. Horst, Claudia
- PD Dr. Kreppner, Florian Janoscha
- Dr. Luukko, Mikko
- Dr. Morello, Nathan
- Rohde, Jens MA
- Dr. Squitieri, Andrea
- Dr. Weiershäuser, Frauke
- Legal Norms and Practices in the Cultures of Asia Minor and Northern Syria from the late Bronze Age to the early Hellenistic period
- Peshdar Plain Project: Exploring a Neo-Assyrian Border March to Iran
- Publishing Dur-Katlimmu, a Neo-Assyrian Provincial Centre
- Settlement History and Landscape Reconstruction of the Northwestern Nile Delta (Egypt)
- The Ancient Near East and the Rise of Democracy in Athens
- The Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI)