“Explorations in time...                                       

                   are explorations in human depth...”1


Einstein Center Chronoi hosts several blue-sky research projects called “Explorations”. Explorations complement and expand the research agenda of Einstein Center Chronoi by integrating unique and groundbreaking topics. Explorations can be long-term projects that explore time-related aspects in further depth or short-term, clearly defined pilot projects that evaluate an innovative topic or approach for future funding. Click on a title listed below to learn more about the explorations supported by the Einstein Center Chronoi:

Junior Research

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:

Lukas Goldmann
Stefan Härtel
Nina Weymann
Hamaseh Golestaneh
Annegret Klünker
Thomas Heide
Rolf Sporleder

1 Lewis Mumford, “University City,” in City Invincible. A Symposium on Urbanization and Cultural Development in the Ancient Near East Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, December 4–7, 1958, ed. Carl H. Kraeling and Robert M. Adams (Chicago 1960), 5–19.