Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past

(Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe 2237)

The DFG Center for Advanced Studies

Inaugurated in 2015, the DFG Center for Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools: Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past” aims to help establish the theoretical foundations for a new cross-disciplinary field of bio-cultural coevolution by pushing the limits of cooperation between traditional disciplines. The center is therefore a forum for interdisciplinary discussion, bringing together scholars from the relevant fields to exchange ideas and develop common research questions and methodological approaches. The University of Tübingen is particularly well positioned to host such a center, with a tradition of excellence in prehistorical and linguistic research. The center is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), which currently sponsors 25 Centers of Advanced Studies across Germany.

Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati-Papatheodorou

Director Paleoanthropology

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Jäger

Chair of General Linguistics


Administrative Coordinator 
Dr. Monika Doll 
monika.dollspam prevention@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de


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