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Ancient World Studies

ZAZH – Zurich Center for the Study of the Ancient World

Lead: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Involved: Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Law
Founded: 2018

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Riedweg, Department of Greek and Latin Philology (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Victor Walser, Department of History (Deputy Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. José Luis Alonso, Institute of Law (Roman Law)
  • Prof. Dr. Silke-Petra Bergjan, Department of Theology
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eigler, Department of Greek and Latin Philology
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Frey, Department of Theology
  • Prof. Dr. Anne Kolb, Department of History
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Reusser, Department of Archaeology
  • Cornelia Ritter Schmalz, Department of Greek and Latin Philology
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Widmer, Department of Comparative Language Science

Research Hub for the Ancient World

The ZAZH combines cross-faculty research and teaching in antiquity studies. It thereby strengthens UZH’s international standing as a hub for research into classical antiquity of the Mediterranean, including its forerunners in the ancient Near East and its manifold receptions. The core of the network’s research is the ancient Greco-Roman culture of the Mediterranean region in all its facets, as well as the far-reaching effects of this culture on the formation of European and non-European identities throughout the centuries. The focus is on the period of classical antiquity itself as well as its reception during later periods.