Classical Greek Studies
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In addition to her full professorship in Classics with an emphasis on ancient Greek studies at the Department for Greek and Latin studies Gyburg Uhlmann is the director of the Collaborative Research Center "Episteme in Motion" and director of the Center for Aristotelian Studies Berlin (Aristotelismus-Zentrum Berlin). The most important part of the Center is the Aristoteles Archive, which has been founded by Paul Moraux and further developed by Dieter Harlfinger.
Gyburg Uhlmann (née Radke) is the recipient of the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibnizpreis of the German Research Foundation (2006). In 2003-2004 she was visiting scholar at Harvard University and was awarded the Feodor-Lynen-fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the William Calder III Fellowship. She is married and has four children (born 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015).
Naturwissenschaft oder Philosophie? Ein Überblick über die Naturphilosophie in der Antike von Thales bis Simplikios
Antike Naturphilosophie (Schwerpunkt: Aristoteles)
Selected other courses:
WiSe 2015 Hellenistische Dichtung - ihre Literaturtheorie und Ästhetik (lecture)
SuSe 2014 Bildungsinstitutionen in der Spätantike (lecture)
WiSe 2013 Literaturgeschichte/Literaturgeschichtsschreibung – Probleme Geschichte, Perspektiven (lecture)
SuSe 2013 Rationalität. Vernunft, Verstand (lecture)
SuSe 2012 Antike Sprachphilosophie (lecture)
SuSe 2010 Theorie der griechischen Geschichtsschreibung (lecture)
Research led teaching (as part of the pilot study "Forschungsorientierte Lehre" of the Free University Berlin)
Cooperations with secondary schools (mainly in Berlin)
Since 2010 Prof. Uhlmann and the members of her working have organized two propaedeutic courses for sixth formers each year. These courses provide introductions to key subjects and methods of the Humanities. Literary studies and philosophical topics alternate. So far the courses were about "What is education?", "What is thinking?" and "Classical Philosophers: Aristotle".
Current Propaedeutic course
In addition to the Propaedeutic courses we have developed other programs: e.g. a special focus day on Aristotle for younger pupils (24 April and 10 May, 2016) or courses in the "Children's university" (04-07 October, 2016).
Gyburg Uhlmann has published on a wide range of topics in the history of ancient philosophy, and the history of knowledge, and of ancient Greek literature, including reflections on literary history and theory. Her publications include studies on Aristotle's works and different Aristotelian argumentation strategies and didactic methods; Plato's dialogues; on Platonic theory of recognition and method; on the hermeneutics of the dialogue; on late antique commentators on Aristotle and Plato; on the history of higher education and its institutions. In the field of literary studies her research focuses on Homeric epics and their narrative techniques; on classical Greek tragedy; on Aristotle's Poetics and on the concepts of literary history, that were built and used by Alexandrian authors, and their contexts in respect to developments in the history of knowledge in the period of hellenism.
Her current projects focus on late antique commentators on Aristotle's de interpretatione including their relationship to all other parts of the logical organon. Main objectives of the project are the argumentative and didactic strategies of the commentators and the dynamics of the practices which -- starting from the institution of Plato's Academy and the Peripatos -- built a long term tradition. Other main research perspectives are the role of institutions (taken in its widest sense as a framework for communication processes that enables movement through continuity and stability) and the broader cultural context, the entanglement which needs to be analyzed for further insights into higher education in late antiquity. She is also involved in the digital analysis of digitized Byzantine manuscripts of Aristotelian treatises (INF-Project "Traveling Books" ("Bücher auf Reisen")), where she examines the travelling of manuscripts and the movements inside manuscripts which have their own dynamic history of writing, rewriting, the addition of scholia and glosses, and other practices of reading and writing across decades and centuries. Both projects contribute to the Collaborative Research Center "Episteme in Motion" which conducts and stimulates research in premodern history of knowledge.
For this and other research activities see:
presentation at the German-American Insitute Tuebingen: "Donald Trumps Rhetorik und die Wahrheit: Eine Analyse"
presentation at the conference “Philosophers, Goddesses and Principles – Women and the Female in Neoplatonism” in Bochum: "All but rational? Wise women, female philosophers und discursive practices in late ancient philosophical communities"
|23.04.2018||presentation at the Akademie für politische Bildung Tutzing: Ist Donald Trump ein Demagoge? Analysen mit Platon und Isokrates|
|16.+17.10.2017||research trip and introduction of the Collaborative Research Center 980 "Episteme in Motion" at New York University (Facebook-Link)|
presentation at the conference "Aristoteles-Kommentare und ihre Überlieferung in Spätantike, Mittelalter und Renaissace" an der Universität Hamburg, title: "Programmatische Anfangssätze in Aristotelischen Pragmatien und ihre Auslegung durch die spätantiken Kommentatoren"
presentation at Carl-SchurzHaus/Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut e.V. in Freiburg: "Trommelfeuer, Nebelkerzen: Donald Trumps Rhetorik"
selected recent papers:
more selected papers: