Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past
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.