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.
Buenos Aires, Mumbai, Shanghai: A project in art history shows that the modern art movement was a global phenomenon and features virtual rambles in the cities where exiled artists found new inspiration.
Researchers at the new Center for Philology and Digitality aim to bridge the gap between the humanities, computer science, and the digital humanities.
Researchers at the University of Bamberg are exploring and enlivening the architecture of the past through cutting-edge technology.
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_.
New research findings reveal: some children in early medieval Bavaria were breastfed for much longer periods than today. Also, many early Bavarians buried around 500 AD originate from other geographical regions where feeding practices apparently differed. A team of researchers led by the SNSB anthropologists Michaela Harbeck and Maren Velte analyzed human teeth from various archaeological sites in Bavaria. Their research findings were recently published in the scientific journals PLOS ONE and Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.
A remarkable archaeological breakthrough has been made with the excavation and restoration of rooms in the pyramid of Sahura. The discovered chambers are probably storage rooms intended to hold the royal burial objects.
Rock faces in Namibia are decorated with hundreds of stone-age images not only of animals and human footprints, but also of animal tracks. These have been largely neglected to date as researchers lacked the knowledge required to interpret them. Archaeologists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the University of Cologne have now worked together with animal tracking experts from the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in Tsumkwe, Namibia, to investigate the engraved animal tracks on six rock faces in more detail, and were able to determine detailed information on the species, age, sex, limbs, side of the body, trackway and relative direction of the tracks.
Prof. Dr. Joseph C. A. Agbakoba, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nigeria, has been awarded a Georg Forster Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in appreciation of his academic work to date. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schüßler, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth, had nominated him for this prestigious science award. Recently, Prof. Agbakoba accepted the prize at a ceremony in Berlin. Until 2024 he will be researching the philosophical, ethical and intercultural foundations of development in Africa at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth.