For the CRC's second funding period nine working groups were founded working on common interests of several projects or relevant core topics for all. The working groups normally consist of members from several sub-projects; thus strengthening the CRC's interdisciplinary synergies.
Hinweis: (Die Namen der Arbeitsgruppe bleiben im Englischen bestehen; aus "AG" wird "WG" und aus "Ansprechspartner/in" wird "contact person")
contact person: Lisa Horstmann
contact person: Friederike Elias
contact person: Stefan Holz
contact person: Evelien Roels
contact person: Kristina Krüger
contact person: Carina Kühne
contact person: Michael Ott
contact person: Nele Schneidereit
contact person: Maximilian Haas
Heidelberg University Museum hosted the CRC's exhibition "Material Text Cultures" between the 2nd of February and the 7th of March 2015.
By looking at script bearing artifacts as well as digital and interactive illustrations, the exhibition "LEBEN DInGE TEXTE" gave an insight into the research questions and research results of the CRC 933.
Heidelberg University press release
The MTK-SeriesMateriale Textkulturenis the Collaborative Research Centre's publication organ. We publish collected volumes and monographs that focus on the CRC's main research questions, meaning the materiality and presence of writing in non-typographic societies.
Soon the following volumes will be published:
All volumes are open access and can be found here.
The Collaborative Research Centre 933 (CRC 933) examines script-bearing artefacts: pillars, steles, portals, tombstones, potsherds, amulets, scrolls, papyri, parchment codices; to name only a few. Our main research interest focusses on the specific materiality, the evoked presence of the inscribed artefacts and the written texts themselves. The researchers involved investigate a lot of questions: How and under which circumstances were these artefacts produced? In which spacial arrangements were they located? Who had access to them? How and in which contexts were they used? The CRC's 933 main idea is that writing, script-bearing artefacts and related practices are bound by an irrevocable mutual connection, which has a huge explanatory power for the understanding of the transmitted texts and their cultural surroundings.
Current vacancies can be found here.