Ancient Studies and the Changing Face of Urbanism. The History of Science and Current Perspectives in Dialogue

Susanne Muth, Claudia Tiersch, Eva Winter, Christian Freigang, Therese Fuhrer, Felix Mundt, Stephan G. Schmid, Ulrich Schmitzer, Monika Trümper, Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt


Research on urban space has a long tradition in classical studies. Current research of ancient urban spaces continues on in this tradition. It is essential to determine the position of research history in order to define the prospects of current urban studies in a more differentiated way: only those who are conversant with the history-of-science determination of their respective fields are able, intuitively and critically, to put innovative approaches and methods to the test. Based on the projects of the research group C-6, the various threads of history-of-science developments will be outlined and the current approaches defined in the context of constant re-orientation and new orientation of classical urban studies.


History of science; urban studies; plurimedia-specificity; transformation; own logic; perception; multivalency

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