Antiquity

Dr. Ernst Baltrusch
Professor of Ancient History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute
Ancient History with a Focus on Roman History

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Olympic games in antiquity
  • Athens
  • Rome
  • Sparta
  • Jewish life in antiquity

Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient Near East
  • Assyrians
  • Babylonians
  • Sumerians
  • Akkadians
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Astronomy
  • Astrology
  • Science
  • Early states
  • School and education in pre-modern societies
  • History of knowledge
  • Oldest writing
  • Decipherment
  • Nimrud
  • Nineveh
  • Libraries
  • Cuneiform
  • Sumerian
  • Akkadian
  • Ancient Near East, Near East, Middle East: History and cultural history
  • 4. - 1st millennium BC
  • History of the influences of the Ancient Near East to the present day
  • Ancient Near East and Europe: mythology

Dr. Stefan Esders
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute
History of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Late Antiquity
  • Early Middle Ages

Dr. Johanna Fabricius
Professor of Classical Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Classical Archaeology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Greek archaeology (main focus: Classical and Hellenistic periods)
  • Greek and Roman sculpture
  • Visual culture of Greek and Roman antiquity
  • Necropolis research
  • Hellenistic cities of Eastern Greece
  • Gender studies
  • Ancient history of the body
  • Archaeology and cognitive linguistics
  • Cast collection

Dr. Klaus Geus
Professor of Ancient History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute
Historical Geography of the Ancient Mediterranean

Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient geography and ancient astronomy
  • Ptolemy and Eratosthenes
  • Ancient history of science
  • North and East Africa in antiquity
  • Armenia in ancient times

Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann
Professor of Greek Language and Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient literature and philosophy
  • Homer
  • Tragedy
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Philosophy of late antiquity (Platonism and Aristotelianism)
  • Ancient philosophy of science
  • History of education (liberal arts)
  • Literary theory (ancient and modern)
  • Modern antiquity images
  • Effective history of antiquity