Professor Peter Bell is a pioneer in the fields of art history and machine vision. His research will help improve our understanding of cultural heritage, and reflects contemporary discussions about AI bias.
Researchers at the new Center for Philology and Digitality aim to bridge the gap between the humanities, computer science, and the digital humanities.
What relevance do Islamic artefacts have for contemporary Islamic cultural heritage?
This question underpins the study of Islamic Art and Archaeology.
Theological findings on apocryphal writings: Could they foster conflict resolution? Yes they could, say scholars at the Regensburg Centre for Advanced Studies Beyond Canon_.
Elisa Roßberger and Martin Gruber have been appointed to newly created junior professorships at the Chair of Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Both do research and teach in the field of Near Eastern Archaeology. The Volkswagen Foundation is funding the professorships with one million euros.
Trying to gain an overview of Jewish history in pre-modern Bavaria, it is easy to lose track of the bigger picture in the seemingly chaotic succession of settling, expulsion and renewed settling. A new digital map, created by researchers of Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, now provides us with a systematic insight into the history of Jewish settlements within the borders of modern-day Bavaria.
The huge Buzludzha monument in the Bulgarian mountains stands out. It looks like a stranded UFO that is increasingly decaying. In an interview, Professor Thomas Danzl explains how this iconic monument of post-war socialist modernism is to be preserved, why this is also about controlled decay, and why he was impressed by more than just the largest modern murals in Europe.
Rethinking Environment: The Environmental Humanities and the Ecological Transformation of Society
The University of Augsburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich invite applications for 12 Doctoral Positions in their new International Doctorate Program (IDK) funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria. Deadline: April 15, 2021.
FAU researchers reveal the secret of the famous Pazyryk carpet
Measuring a height of 139 meters (455 ft.), the largest of the three pyramids of Giza is one of the oldest edifices in the world. Yet, even after 4,500 years, this architectural masterpiece still leaves some questions unanswered. Christian Grosse, Professor for Non-destructive Testing at Technical University of Munich (TUM) has performed fascinating measurements at the Pyramid of Cheops in coordination with Cairo University. In this interview, he presents his experiences.