2nd Summer School in Ancient Geography at Freie Universität Berlin (August 2-6, 2021) Mapping the „World of Herodotus“ or Restoring Hecataeus’ Mapping? Case Study: The Danube-Tributary Account in Hdt. 4.48-51 (AB Geus)

Wegen der Einschränkungen aufgrund des Corona-Virus muss leider die geplante Sommerschule auf den 2.–6. August 2021 verschoben werden.

Owing to restrictions imposed due to the Corona Virus the Sommerschool has been rescheduled for 2-6 August 2021.

News vom 19.01.2020

The Summer School in Ancient Geography at Freie Universität Berlin is an intensive one-week course, primarily designed to introduce advanced graduate students and early career scholars to the study of ancient geography. Other scholars are also invited to apply.

This year’s school aims at sparking a much-needed dialogue on the application of cross-disciplinary approaches to ancient geographical written, visual and spoken media. By delving into the broader set of features of the Danube-tributary account as described in Herodotus 4.48-51, the study takes the approaches of text-criticism, conventional content analysis and coding, analogical reasoning, the Gestalt principles of spatial perception in cognitive mapping.

Dates: 2-6 August 2021

Facilitator: Konstantin Boshnakov, PhD, Professor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Canada

Eligibility: Applications are invited from early career scholars and PhD students in Ancient History, Classics, and related disciplines. Information material will be sent to the selected participants via email several weeks before the summer school. They are expected to prepare accordingly. As the sessions will be held in English, the program is open to candidates of all nationalities with a sufficient command of that language. A basic knowledge of German is recommended.

How to apply: A complete application consists of a CV and a cover letter emphasizing on how the topic resonates with the candidate’s scholarly interests and previous experience with Greek geographical texts.

Application deadline: Though no participation fee is required, the number of seats is limited to 20. So, you are kindly required to apply by no later than March 31, 2021 by emailing the organizer at klaus.geus@fu-berlin.de. All will be notified about the outcome of the selection process in April.

Please be informed that accommodation and meals, as well as funds for travel expenses will not be arranged for the summer school.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Klaus Geus, klaus.geus@fu-berlin.de, Freie Universität Berlin, GeschKult, FMI, Historical Geography of the Ancient Mediterranean, Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin, Germany

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