Beatrice Baragli, Albert Dietz, Zsombor J. Földi, Patrizia Heindl, Polly Lohmann and Sarah P. Schlüter (Eds.)
Distant Worlds and Beyond
Special Issue Dedicated to the Graduate School Distant Worlds (2012‒2021)Distant Worlds Journal Special Issues
This special issue of the Distant Worlds Journal concludes the series in the form of a Festschrift for the institution that gave it its name. In this volume, research articles from former members of the Distant Worlds Graduate School have been collected. This volume presents new ideas, methods and ways of thinking gathered during the time at the Graduate School, as well as research conducted or current projects. The range of topics in this issue reflects the multifaceted nature for which the Graduate School in Munich was known. The numerous disciplines and the constant interdisciplinary discourse shaped the thinking and work of all involved.
Beatrice Baragli, Assyriologist, is currently Post-Doc at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her main research interests concern literary, ritual and religious texts of the 2nd and 1st millennium BCE, late Sumerian in its linguistic and cultural context, and Sumerian-Akkadian bilingualism.
Albert Dietz is a Near Eastern Archaeologist and research associate at the Institute for Near Eastern Archaeology at the LMU in Munich. His research focuses on the analysis of the material remains of ancient Western Asia, especially Syria and Iraq. This includes in particular the study of images and pottery from the 3rd-2nd millennium BCE.
Zsombor J. Földi is an Assyriologist and currently holds a fellowship of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation at the LMU Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie. His main research interests are the economic, social and legal history of Mesopotamia in the Old Babylonian period, onomastics and personal piety, as well as the history of cuneiform collections.
Patrizia Heindl is an Egyptologist and a member of staff at the Institute for Egyptology and Coptology at the LMU in Munich. Her research interests focus on the art and cult of the late Egyptian period, the multimodality of Egyptian artworks and the reception of ancient Egypt in Expressionist art.
Polly Lohmann is a Classical Archaeologist and curator of the Collection of Classical Antiquities at the University of Heidelberg. Her publications centre on ancient graffiti and writing practices, Roman domestic space, 19th century academic networks and the history of the archaeological collection at Heidelberg University.
Sarah P. Schlüter is an Assyriologist who in the last years has been researching in particular slavery in the early 2nd millennium BCE in ancient West Asia. Her research focuses on the social and legal history of Mesopotamia with special emphasis on the Old Assyrian period.