Research at the Einstein Center Chronoi is organized into three primary groups: the team, fellows, and explorations. As well as working to facilitate the operations of the EC-C alongside administrative staff, the team’s executive board members and research associates each also contribute their own time-related project. Research fellows, representing a broad spectrum of academic backgrounds and qualifications, are appointed yearly to participate in the EC-C research agenda both with their individual project and collaborative participation in EC-C events. Lastly, the Einstein Center Chronoi hosts several blue-sky research projects called “Explorations”. Explorations complement and expand the research agenda of the EC-C by integrating unique and groundbreaking topics.
The projects and researchers from these three areas are organized into the research areas of the Einstein Center Chronoi:
The Einstein Center Chronoi is committed to supporting the next generation of outstanding scholars and the development of new research areas. For this reason, it proudly funds the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS), one of the world’s largest graduate schools in the field of ancient studies. BerGSAS is home to five doctoral programs located at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and cooperates closely with the non-university research facilities that constitute the Berliner Antike-Kolleg (BAK). BerGSAS was awarded the “Einstein Award for Doctoral Programs” from the Einstein Foundation Berlin in January 2017.
BerGSAS promotes interdisciplinarity research, supporting doctoral studies in fields ranging from ancient studies to geosciences and other natural science, and international networking, established through creating a culture of exchange with universities and research institutes in Germany and abroad, and encouraging doctoral candidates to participate in international colloquia, conferences and workshops in the course of their doctoral studies.
The Einstein Center Chronoi funds the following BerGSAS doctoral candidates, whose projects are not limited to the topic of time: