Ancient history

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Ancient History makes a transdisciplinary contribution to the study of Studies of the Ancient World because it sees itself as part of both general history and Studies of the Ancient World. In its teaching, Basel Ancient History deals with Greek and Roman societies as well as their neighboring cultures from the beginnings to the end of antiquity with the questions and perspectives of historical science. However, it is also closely related to the other ancient sciences based in Basel. It uses ancient literature, material legacies, papyri, coins and inscriptions as sources.

The research of Basel's Ancient History distinguishes itself internationally, especially in the field of Roman-Late Antique Egypt, Roman-Late Antique social, economic and religious history, and papyrology. Several pioneering cross-disciplinary research projects on these topics offer opportunities for students and doctoral candidates to participate.

/ Research, Medienpräsenz

Klima und Geschichte

/ Research, Medienpräsenz

Die Historiker entdecken das Klima

/ Research, Medienpräsenz

Klima macht Geschichte

/ News, Research, Studies, Doctorate/PhD, Events, Forschungskolloquien

Kolloquium: «Zur neueren Forschung in der Alten Geschichte» (FS 2022)

/ News, Research, Events

Call for Papers: The End of the Roman Climate Optimum and the Disintegration of the Roman Empire

29 Aug 2022 - 01 Sep 2022
16:30  - 12:00

Binn (VS)

Institute of Ancient History

Events, Congress / Conference / Symposium, Guest lecture / Talk

International Conference: The End of the Roman Climate Optimum

Organized in the framework of the SNSF Project "The Roman Egypt Laboratory: Climate Change, Societal Transformations, and the Transition to Late Antiquity"