The network »young.academics.oeai« provides doctoral and masters students who are participating in OeAI projects with a platform where they can connect and exchange ideas.

Work is presented within the group in an informal setting, methodological approaches are discussed, and information is exchanged. Furthermore, It is possible to invite scholars of a variety of areas and disciplines for lectures and workshops so that the students are able to familiarize themselves with various methods and develop their own skills. Communication takes place by e-Mail and through a Facebook group. Twice a year a jour fixes takes place and depending on need there are meetings in smaller groups.

The network is supported by PD Dr. Sabine Ladstätter.


Scientific Works

Jasmin Ableidinger: Archäologische Interpretation der geophysikalischen Prospektionsmessungen von Ephesos 1995 – 2016

Jasmin Ableidinger: Archäologische Interpretation der geophysikalischen Prospektionsmessungen von Ephesos 1995 – 2016

Complete title: »Archäologische Interpretation der geophysikalischen Prospektionsmessungen von Ephesos 1995 – 2016« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter, I. Trinks

Short description: On the basis of extensive ground-penetrating radar and magnetic survey data recorded from 1995 to 2016 from Ephesos, this dissertation project deals with the archaeological interpretation of the results of this non-destructive geophysical prospection. This will lead to a comprehensive characterization of the settlement area of Ephesos and I will carry out cultural and historical analyses through the comparison of the excavated material from a topographical perspective. Furthermore, the extensive possibilities but also the limits in the integration of archaeological and geophysical data in settlement archaeology will be analyzed.

Vasiliki Anevlavi: Production and use of white marble in Roman Thrace

Vasiliki Anevlavi: Production and use of white marble in Roman Thrace

Complete title: »Production and use of white marble in Roman Thrace. Provenance and diffusion of marble in the area of Roman Thrace (modern Bulgaria)«

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Salzburg

Advisor: A. Sokolicek

Short descripition: The PhD programme aims to research, examine, analyse and deepen the subject of Production and use of white marble in Roman Thrace. The main domains of the research will be focused on both regional and long-distance trade in white marbles, which represented a significant economic-historical component in the Roman imperial period (1st-3rd centuries AD), in the region of Thrace. Through investigation of the Thracian quarries and Roman architectural elements in the main urban centres in the region of Thrace, theories regarding marble trade and the cultural and technological transfer between the Roman world, Asia Minor and Thrace will be examined.

A large number of methods will be performed in this project for the investigation of the provenance studies. This PhD connects the antiquity-directed disciplines of archaeology and Roman economic history with geology and the application-based analysis procedures of petrography and geochemistry.

Anna Charlotte Dietrich: Eine kritische Neubewertung schriftlicher Quellen für eine historische Chronologie des Neuen Reiches

Anna Charlotte Dietrich: Eine kritische Neubewertung schriftlicher Quellen für eine historische Chronologie des Neuen Reiches

Complete title: »Eine kritische Neubewertung schriftlicher Quellen für eine historische Chronologie des Neuen Reiches« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: R. Gundacker

Short description: The dissertation examines the historical chronology of the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom (ca. 1550 – 1050 B.C.; Dynasties 18 – 20). By means of collecting and critically evaluating written sources as well as genealogical investigations, the duration of the individual administrations and their relationship to each other should be deduced. Furthermore, synchronisms with other Levantine cultures will be taken into consideration. (Sub-project 4 of the ERC Starting Grants (GA Nr. 757951) "Challenging Time(s): A New Approach to Written Sources for Ancient Egyptian Chronology").

Iulian Ganciu: The heritage story of Ephesos: archaeology, cultural landscapes and intercultural dynamics

Iulian Ganciu: The heritage story of Ephesos: archaeology, cultural landscapes and intercultural dynamics

Complete title: »The heritage story of Ephesos: archaeology, cultural landscapes and intercultural dynamics« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Applied Arts Vienna

Advisor: G. Krist, S. Ladstätter

Short description: The research is focused on the management of the cultural heritage of Ephesos and deals with topics, such as the social commitment, mass tourism, the role of archaeology for identity formation and development, the history of the landscape, as well as the importance of this special archaeological site. 

Kathrin Gschwendtner: Hellenistische Keramik im südwestlichen Kleinasien

Kathrin Gschwendtner: Hellenistische Keramik im südwestlichen Kleinasien

Complete title: »Hellenistische Keramik im südwestlichen Kleinasien« 

Type: Dissertation

University: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Advisor: O. Hülden

Short description: The Hellenistic fine wares in south-western Asia Minor have only been analyzed as part of individual research projects and have never been studied in their overall context. This dissertation project will for the first time in the research of this pottery group close the gap between the many, parallel research projects and their separate observations and develop a uniform and comprehensive reference system. The area under study mainly includes Lycia as well as the more or less adjacent regions of Ionia, Caria, Pamphylia, Pisidia including the Kibyratis, and Cilicia. The chronological framework reaches from the end of the 4th to the 1st century BCE. and mainly covers the Hellenistic period including the transition to and influence of the Roman period.

 

Kadriye Güler: Die Datierung der Celsus-Bibliothek auf Basis der Terra Sigillata Funde

Kadriye Güler: Die Datierung der Celsus-Bibliothek auf Basis der Terra Sigillata Funde

Complete title: »Die Datierung der Celsus-Bibliothek auf Basis der Terra Sigillata Funde« 

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter

Katharina Huber: Das Zirkulationsverhalten römisch-republikanischer Münzen während der Prinzipatszeit

Katharina Huber: Das Zirkulationsverhalten römisch-republikanischer Münzen während der Prinzipatszeit

Complete title: »Das Zirkulationsverhalten römisch-republikanischer Münzen während der Prinzipatszeit« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: B. Woytek

Short description: In this dissertation, the circulation behaviours of Republican Roman coins, in particular the silver denarius, after the period of rule of Augustus will be examined. Since the continued use of this coinage represents a central phenomenon of the Roman monetary economy – especially of the early and high imperial period –, the influences of monetary reform on the circulation of Republican denarii, and the causes for the disappearance of the majority of the pre-imperial silver coins during the period of rule of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian form a central aspect of the investigation. Consequently, additional research focuses emerge, such as for example the purposeful "recycling" of old money, regional differences in the circulation behaviours of Republican coins, and the difference in the circulation behaviour of various Republican coin types and type groups.

Sophie Insulander: Prokonnesischer Marmor in Ephesos

Sophie Insulander: Prokonnesischer Marmor in Ephesos

Complete title: »Prokonnesischer Marmor in Ephesos«

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter

Short description: Where, in which building types and components was Proconnesian marble used in imperial period Ephesos? Which role did Ephesos play in the export and trade of marble from Proconnesos? Based on three Ephesian buildings – the Harbor Baths, the Olympieion, and the so-called Serapeion – that were constructed of this marble according to the geological analyses of Walter Prochaska (Montanuniversität Leoben), this thesis will follow up on these questions and also provide insight into the research history of marble attributions in Ephesos.

Thorsten Jakobitsch: Maintenance or cultivation?

Thorsten Jakobitsch: Maintenance or cultivation?

Complete title: »Maintenance or cultivation? Woodland management strategies in the late Neolithic pile dwellings of Lakes Mondsee and Attersee and in surrounding settlements«

Type: Dissertation

University: BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)

Advisors: Sabine Rosner (BOKU), Andreas G. Heiss (OeAI), Timothy Tailor (University of Vienna), Jutta Leskovar (OÖ Landesmuseum), Cyril Dworsky (Kuratorium Pfahlbauten), Kerstin Kowarik (NHM Vienna)

Short description: In my dissertation, I analyse botanical remains from a lakeside settlement at the Upper Austrian Lakes Lake Mondsee and Attersee. The good preservation of the botanical macro remains allows for the investigation of agricultural and forestry practices of farmers from these pile dwelling villages. I am especially interested in usage and cultivation of the surrounding woods for extracting farmland, aggregate fruit and animal food.

Johannes Jüngling: Eine kritische Neubewertung schriftlicher Quellen für eine historische Chronologie der Frühdynastischen Zeit und des Alten Reiches

Johannes Jüngling: Eine kritische Neubewertung schriftlicher Quellen für eine historische Chronologie der Frühdynastischen Zeit und des Alten Reiches

Complete title: »Eine kritische Neubewertung schriftlicher Quellen für eine historische Chronologie der Frühdynastischen Zeit und des Alten Reiches« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: R. Gundacker

Short descripition: In absolute chronological terms, this dissertation deals with the period of ca. 3000 until 2100 B.C. (Dynasties 0-6). The main field of investigation are dated (to the day) Egyptian inscriptions (administrative documents, building dipinti, annals etc.), based on which a) the duration of rule of particular kings should be re-evaluated and b) controversial individual questions regarding the methods of dating should be clarified. Furthermore, other potentially relevant texts for dating, for example with genealogical or astronomical information, will be incorporated (Sub-project 2 of the ERC Starting Grants "Challenging Time(s): A New Approach to Written Sources for Ancient Egyptian Chronology").

Nisan Lordoğlu: Reworked Sculptures of Ephesus

Nisan Lordoğlu: Reworked Sculptures of Ephesus

Complete title: »Reworked Sculptures of Ephesus«

Type: Dissertation

University: Universität Hamburg

Advisor: Ch. Berns, S. Ladstätter

Short description: The purpose of this study is to analyse the reworked sculptures in Ephesus and to study the reasons of relocating these materials in different places, including a special study on the local marble quarries and workshops. The main aim is to seek answers for the reasons of reworking portrait sculptures while integrating the results within the social, economic and cultural identities and developments of Late Antique Ephesus.

Petra Mayrhofer: Bathing cultures in comparison using the example of Ephesus/Selçuk

Petra Mayrhofer: Bathing cultures in comparison using the example of Ephesus/Selçuk

Complete title: »Badekulturen im Vergleich am Beispiel von Ephesos/Selçuk« (working title) 

Type: Dissertation

University: Technical University of Vienna

Advisor: M. Steskal, E. Lehner

Short description: The main focus of the dissertation is the precise archaeological and architectural study of an unexplored, small medieval-early modern bathing complex in Ephesos/Selçuk

Vera Michel: Besiedlung im Avaris der späten Zweiten Zwischenzeit - Areal R/III (Tell el-Dab'a)

Vera Michel: Besiedlung im Avaris der späten Zweiten Zwischenzeit - Areal R/III (Tell el-Dab'a)

Complete title: »Besiedlung im Avaris der späten Zweiten Zwischenzeit - Area R/III (Tell el-Dab'a)«

Type: Dissertation

University: Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

Advisor: J. F. Quack, P.-C. Jánosi

Short description: The settlement in question is the area R/III, a city quarter of Avaris/Tell el-Dab’a. The focus of the dissertation is the pottery and the archaeological context of area R/III. The material culture, architectural remains, and the contextual analysis permits the incorporation of the area R/III into the urban morphology of Avaris during the late Second Intermediate Period (15th dynasty) as well as the analysis of social and cultural aspects of the inhabitants of Avaris. 

 

Nicole Mittermair: Bronze Age alloying practices and traditions in the Balkan region

Nicole Mittermair: Bronze Age alloying practices and traditions in the Balkan region

Complete title: »Bronze Age alloying practices and traditions in the Balkan region«

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: B. Horejs

Short description: With the help of trace element and lead isotope analyses, the chemical composition of copper and bronze objects from the Balkan region of the Bronze Age will be analysed from a chronological and chorological point of view. The aim of this is, within the framework of the overarching research project »New insights in Bronze Age metal producing societies: an interdisciplinary study on the social impact of metallurgy and exchange networks«, to grasp developments, parallels and particularities in metallurgical practices and traditions at both local and supra-regional levels by processing both previously published and newly submitted archaeometric data, taking archaeological contexts into account. With the help of the results of these investigations, insights into technological communication and social distribution networks of Bronze Age societies will be gained.

Florian Oppitz: Die spätantiken Opus sectile-Böden von Ephesos

Florian Oppitz: Die spätantiken Opus sectile-Böden von Ephesos

Complete title: »Die spätantiken Opus sectile-Böden von Ephesos«

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter

Short description: The aim is the study of all late antique opus sectile floors in the area of Ephesos (time period: ca. Diocletian to Heraclius). Both the technical aspects, such as the method of production and selection of materials, shapes, colors, and motifs will be studied as well as the social importance of these artistic floor designs will be discussed. A comprehensive analysis of the results is followed by a final comparison with opus sectile floors in other regions of the Imperium Romanum.

Matthias Pichler: Städtebau im Zusammenspiel kaiserlicher, regionaler und lokaler Baupolitik

Matthias Pichler: Städtebau im Zusammenspiel kaiserlicher, regionaler und lokaler Baupolitik

Complete title: »Städtebau im Zusammenspiel kaiserlicher, regionaler und lokaler Baupolitik. Untersuchungen zu urbanen Transformationsprozessen und mikroregionalen Städtenetzwerken in der römischen Kaiserzeit am Beispiel der Provinz Lycia et Pamphylia«

Type: Dissertation

University: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Advisor: O. Hülden

Short description: The dissertation project deals with the analysis of urban planning developments in the Roman province of Lycia et Pamphylia and the resulting changes and continuities in urban space. At the same time the study will identify the groups of persons actively involved in urban processes through the implementation of construction projects and within the context of selected microregions it will point out the complex entanglement between the interests of various social collectives and the conversion of urban spaces.

Julian Posch: Eine kritische Neubewertung schriftlicher Quellen für eine historische Chronologie der 1. Zwischenzeit, des Mittleren Reiches und der 2. Zwischenzeit

Julian Posch: Eine kritische Neubewertung schriftlicher Quellen für eine historische Chronologie der 1. Zwischenzeit, des Mittleren Reiches und der 2. Zwischenzeit

Complete title: »Eine kritische Neubewertung schriftlicher Quellen für eine historische Chronologie der 1. Zwischenzeit, des Mittleren Reiches und der 2. Zwischenzeit«

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: R. Gundacker

Short description: This dissertation deals with the Egyptian chronology of the First Intermediate Period, the Middle Kingdom, and the Second Intermediate Period (ca. 2100 – 1550 B.C.; Dynasties 8 – 17). For this purpose, ancient Egyptian written sources will be critically evaluated and genealogical data (regarding private individuals and the royal family) will be examined, in order to reassess a) questions of the co-regency of the Middle Kingdom and b) the sequence of kings in the Intermediate Periods, as well as additional detailed questions. (Sub-project 3 of the ERC Starting Grants "Challenging Time(s): A New Approach to Written Sources for Ancient Egyptian Chronology", GA Nr. 757951).

Barbara Rankl: Entwicklung des Wiederaufbaus und der Restaurierung in Ephesos

Complete title: »Entwicklung des Wiederaufbaus und der Restaurierung in Ephesos« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Applied Arts Vienna

Advisor: G. Krist, S. Ladstätter

Short description: The conservation science research project aims to systematically and methodically examine the history of restoration and the development of reconstruction in Ephesus. The role of monument conservation in the transformation of the city of Ephesus from a natural landscape of ruins to an archaeological park used for mass tourism will be researched. The relevant questions are to be answered with the help of object-based research, such as conservation surveys and material science studies.

Annalisa Rumolo: Dietary and mobility reconstruction using stable isotope analyses for Mycenaean Greece: the cases of Portes and Mageiras

Annalisa Rumolo: Dietary and mobility reconstruction using stable isotope analyses for Mycenaean Greece: the cases of Portes and Mageiras

Complete Title: »Dietary and mobility reconstruction using stable isotope analyses for Mycenaean Greece: the cases of Portes and Mageiras«

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: R. Jung, M. Doneus

AG: Mediterranean Economies

Short description: The research aims at reconstructing dietary and mobility patterns of Mycenaean Greece, combining archaeological data and archaeometric studies on skeletal materials. The project objective is twofold. First, it involves a general re-assessment of isotopic and archaeological data produced so far for Mycenaean Greece. Secondly, it yields primary data through carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and strontium (Sr) stable isotope analyses on individuals from well-dated burials coming from the cemeteries of Portes (Achaea) and Mageiras (Elis).

Katharina Rusch: Geophysical surveys of archaeological sites in the Northern Peloponnese

Katharina Rusch: Geophysical surveys of archaeological sites in the Northern Peloponnese

Complete title: »Geophysikalische Untersuchungen archäologischer Stätten auf dem nördlichen Peloponnes« 

Type: Dissertation

University: Christian Albrechts-University of Kiel

Advisor: W. Gauss

Luise Schintlmeister: Glasfunde aus einem spätantik-mittelalterlichen Stadtquartier in Ephesos

Luise Schintlmeister: Glasfunde aus einem spätantik-mittelalterlichen Stadtquartier in Ephesos

Complete title: »Glasfunde aus einem spätantik-mittelalterlichen Stadtquartier in Ephesos«

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter, T. Taylor

Short description: The dissertation project deals with the cultural and historical investigation of Byzantine glass finds from an urban residential and workshop quarter in Ephesos. The building and vessel glass is analyzed according to functional, technological, typological, and socio-economic aspects in order to reconstruct the use of glass in medieval daily life and in housing. The scientific analysis of the chemical composition is expected to provide information on production technology as well as the origin and the commercial value of the objects.

 

 

Further information: 
Ephesos-Glasanalaysen

Dávid Schwarcz: Buntmetallverarbeitung in Ephesos in byzantinischer Zeit

Complete title: »Buntmetallverarbeitung in Ephesos in byzantinischer Zeit« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Betreuer/innen: F. Daim, S. Ladstätter

Short description: The research project will investigate metalworking production sites within the ancient city of Ephesus, with a focus on the workshops in Hanghaus 2. The research questions relate to the history of technology (e.g. alloys used, manufacturing and decoration techniques applied) as well as economic and sociological aspects of metal processing (e.g. which products, in what quality or quantity, were manufactured and which social classes were supplied with the goods). The topic is dealt with using historical-archaeological and scientific methods.

Hannah Skerjanz: Die mittelbronzezeitlichen Hügelgräber von Unterradlberg

Hannah Skerjanz: Die mittelbronzezeitlichen Hügelgräber von Unterradlberg

Complete title: »Die mittelbronzezeitlichen Hügelgräber von Unterradlberg« 

Type: Masterarbeit

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: Katharina Rebay-Salisbury

Short description: The barrows of Unterradlberg serve as the basis for this Master's thesis, which aims to generate new insights into the burial practices of the Middle Bronze Age in Lower Austria (1600-1300 BC) as well as the transition to the Late Bronze Age, taking into account the often less than optimal preservation. In addition to the archaeological and anthropological evaluation of the graves, strontium isotope analyses of the burnt bones should provide information about possible mobility of the buried individuals.

Magdalena T. Srienc: Lifeways of the early medieval Slavs

Magdalena T. Srienc: Lifeways of the early medieval Slavs

Complete title: »Lifeways of the early medieval Slavs: A bioarchaeological examination of diet and health from the human remains from three cemeteries north and south of the Karawanken Mountains«

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Avisors: S. Ladstätter, S. Kirchengast

Short description: This doctoral project aims to explore and compare the lifeways of three communities from the Eastern Alpine region in Austria and Slovenia during the early medieval period (7th-10th centuries AD). The human skeletal remains will be analyzed using macroscopic methods as well as stable isotopes (C and N) for diet reconstruction and ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis to identify migration patterns.

Michael Stal: Die Münzprägung in Khuzistan von Alexander dem Großen bis zum Ende der Sasaniden

Michael Stal: Die Münzprägung in Khuzistan von Alexander dem Großen bis zum Ende der Sasaniden

Complete title: »Die Münzprägung in Khuzistan von Alexander dem Großen bis zum Ende der Sasaniden« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: N. Schindel

Short description: The research undertaking, covering the period from ca. 325 B.C. until ca. 642 A.D., is situated in the discipline of Oriental numismatics; it therefore involves the epochs of the Seleucid, Arsacid and Sasanian dominance in the region of Khuzestan in today's Iran, as well as the attempts at independence under autonomous rulers. Here, the numismatic and economic processes – such as, for example, the onset of the use of coinage, the beginning of local coinage and the differences with neighbouring regions and cities – in Khuzestan, and their historical ramifications, will be investigated. Equally, this study will also address possible geographic and chronological restrictions of nominalia and coin types, or even their continued usage and/or adoption.

Johannes Stelzhammer: 193/94 n.Chr.: Aufbruch ins 3. Jahrhundert? – Pescennius Niger, Septimius Severus und die Prägestätten im Osten des Reichs

Johannes Stelzhammer: 193/94 n.Chr.: Aufbruch ins 3. Jahrhundert? – Pescennius Niger, Septimius Severus und die Prägestätten im Osten des Reichs

Complete title »193/94 n.Chr.: Aufbruch ins 3. Jahrhundert? – Pescennius Niger, Septimius Severus und die Prägestätten im Osten des Reichs« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor B. Woytek

Short description: The dissertation project aims to build up a reliable numismatic material base for the crisis years after the end of the Pertinax. After compiling a type corpus and a study of the mintages of Pescennius Niger that is as complete as possible, the work will be devoted to answering open questions about the structure and organisation of coinage in the east of the Imperium Romanum at that time. Special attention will be paid to the historical and financial-historical interpretation of the collected numismatic findings, also with regard to the further monetary-historical development in the 3rd century AD. 

Stephanie Stoss: Die Herakles-Kentaurengruppen aus Ephesos im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien

Stephanie Stoss: Die Herakles-Kentaurengruppen aus Ephesos im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien

Complete title: »The Heracles-Centaur Groups from Ephesus in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna«

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor S. Ladstätter

Short description: The Heracles-Centaur groups in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (Antikensammlung, Inv.-Nr. VI 3169) are the topic of this master thesis. They will be studied regarding their state of preservation, additions and restorations and will be dated based on an iconographic, stylistic, production technological analysis. Furthermore, their find context in the marble hall of the Harbor Gymnasium in Ephesos will be discussed in greater detail in order to gain information both regarding the relationship of the probably identical groups to each other in terms of their original function and context as well as any subsequent re-use.

Johanna Struber-Ilhan: Die dünnwandige Keramik aus Ephesos

Johanna Struber-Ilhan: Die dünnwandige Keramik aus Ephesos

Complete title: »Die dünnwandige Keramik aus Ephesos. Eine gattungsspezifische Untersuchung der dünnwandigen Keramik mit dem Schwerpunkt in späthellenistisch augusteischer Zeit bis zum Ende des 1. Jhs. n. Chr« 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Salzburg

Advisor: W. Wohlmayr, S. Ladstätter

Nora-Miriam Voß: Handel, Wirtschaft und lokale Traditionen. Eine Analyse von Keramik aus antiken Städten und ihres Umlandes in Nordjordanien

Nora-Miriam Voß: Handel, Wirtschaft und lokale Traditionen. Eine Analyse von Keramik aus antiken Städten und ihres Umlandes in Nordjordanien

Complete title: »Handel, Wirtschaft und lokale Traditionen. Eine Analyse von Keramik aus antiken Städten und ihres Umlandes in Nordjordanien«

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: G. Schörner, M. Kerschner

Short description: The aim of the dissertation project is the processing of the pottery finds from the survey that took place as part of the project »Historical Land Use and Landscape Change in the Decapolis Region (Jordan)« of the Institute for Classical Archaeology at the University of Vienna in the area of Abila, Umm el-Jimal, and Gadara. Through the comparison of pottery from these three ancient sites and their environs the role of the sites within the commercial and economic network in ancient northern Jordan and the Decapolis region will be clarified and studied. Furthermore, based on the pottery shapes and the composition of the clay, possible local workshop traditions will be defined and their connection to other supraregional centers of pottery production will be evaluated.

Sara Wanek: Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung des astronomischen Wissens in der römischen Kaiserzeit

Sara Wanek: Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung des astronomischen Wissens in der römischen Kaiserzeit

Complete title: »Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung des astronomischen Wissens in der römischen Kaiserzeit anhand archäologischer Quellen mit besonderem Augenmerk auf die Einflussfaktoren der größten Expansion des Imperium Romanum auf den Wissenstransfer und auf die wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse in der Astronomie«

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: M. Steskal

Short description: Astronomical knowledge of the Roman imperial period will be demonstrated based on the material remains and interpreted in connection with the written sources. An emphasis is placed on the depiction of celestial globes and on a reassessment of the knowledge regarding the spherical shape of earth. 

Ibrahim Yavuz: Ausgrabungen in Ephesos zwischen 1896-1914 im Lichte der osmanisch-habsburgischen diplomatischen Korrespondenz

Ibrahim Yavuz: Ausgrabungen in Ephesos zwischen 1896-1914 im Lichte der osmanisch-habsburgischen diplomatischen Korrespondenz

Complete title: »Ausgrabungen in Ephesos zwischen 1896-1914 im Lichte der osmanisch-habsburgischen diplomatischen Korrespondenz«

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: C. Römer, S. Ladstätter

Short description: The diplomatic correspondence from the turn of the century to the beginning of the First World War between the Ottoman and Habsburg authorities, officials and academics is the research basis for this project. For example foreign researchers usually received a one-year excavation permit in order to work in Ephesos: This tradition has continued to the present day. This correspondence can also be reconstructed based on the materials that are kept in various archives (OeSTA Embassy Archive - Constantinople from 1896-1918/Vienna, OeAI Archive/Vienna, Department of Ottoman Archives/Istanbul-Kağıthane, AMI Archive/Istanbul-Gülhane). In addition to the description of the historical context, the transcription and translation of non-German documents are the focus of this master thesis.