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Chair of Ancient History of the Near and Middle East - Prof. Dr. Karen Radner

humboldt_logoEstablishing 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.


Prof. Dr. Radner

Prof. Dr. Radner, Karen

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 6876



Historisches Seminar der LMU
Alte Geschichte
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich

Visiting Address:
Historicum, Schellingstr. 12, 3rd floor, room K336
D-80799 Munich


Dunst, Thea

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5465

Fax: 089 / 2180 - 13505


Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 12:30


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