The Charakteres Project is funded by the German Research Foundation for a three year period!

I am happy to announce that the German Research Foundation will fund my research into ancient “magical” signs for a three year period, beginning in January 2017. The project “Handbuch und Untersuchung antiker Zauberzeichen von ihren Ursprüngen bis in das 7. Jahrhundert” will be situated at the University of Erfurt.

The fundamental questions I will tackle basically focus on the origin, occurrence, dissemination, manufacturing, use and application (“Life cycle”), function and potential meanings of the signs, as well as their contextualised (religious) ideas.

More inforamtion will be available soon here on the blog under „News“.

Thank you to all of you who supported my research and believed in its importance! I will keep you updated

November 20, 2016 @ 14:52