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2018

Archaeology

Insights into early urban life

Adelheid Otto‘s research focuses on the development of urban civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. She is now excavating on the site of Ur, one of the world’s first cities. The finds yield fascinating insights into urban life 4000 years ago.

The Prague Spring

Much More Than a Passing Episode

For a few months everything was possible in Czechoslovakia. Then Soviet tanks put an end to democratization. Here, LMU historian Martin Schulze Wessel outlines how events unfolded in Prague in 1968.

New Research Group

An Entirely New Perspective

Aristotle’s Metaphysics is a seminal text in both the Western and the Arabic tradition. At LMU‘s Center for Advanced Studies, work is underway on a new edition which, for the first time, takes its reception in the Arab world into account.

75 years ago

"Law changes, the conscience doesn't."

75 years ago, LMU students Hans and Sophie Scholl and five of their friends from the White Rose paid for their convictions with their lives. They were convicted by an inhuman regime and put to death. We honor their memory.

Archaeology

Riddles in time and space

Simone Mühl hopes to fill a gap in the ancient history of an area in what is now Iraqi Kurdistan. The young researcher has been awarded the Therese von Bayern Prize for her work in the region.

Online rage

Asocial media

The incidence of abusive commentary on social media is rising. Media specialists Carsten Reinemann and Christoph Neuberger are exploring the grounds for this development, and have invited journalist Dunja Hayali to discuss the issue.

Learning abroad

See the world – and study it

Why not resolve to take time this year to study abroad? Be inspired by the following photos, taken by LMU students studying in foreign climes, and chosen from the International Office’s annual calendars.

Archaeology

“Women have always been very mobile”

Philipp Stockhammer, who studies cultural exchange in the Bronze Age, has shown that most of the women who lived in the Lech Valley 4000 years had come from elsewhere. In this video, he explains what they brought with them.

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