Past Worlds and Modern Questions. Cultures Across Time and Space
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Transdisciplinary Research and Networking at the Highest Level

The TRA Present Pasts takes an interdisciplinary approach to the research of past cultural, political, social and economic constellations embedded in a broad geographical context and historical depth. Its work focuses on the interaction of contemporary challenges and processes and comparable phenomena in the past. The knowledge about the functioning of cultures generated by such a historical-comparative approach can lead to a better understanding of the present.

The interdisciplinary approach of the TRA Present Pasts and its research fields heritage and communication seek to combine the different traditions and structures of the various cultures of research present at the University of Bonn. In particular, it seeks to effect the networking of the "minor subjects". The holdings of the university collections function as a research infrastructure, integrating the various disciplinary approaches involved in TRA 5 in historical and contemporary contexts and processes.

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About Us

Organisation, Goals, Team

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Our Research

Research Profile, Topics, Projects

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Our Offers

Events, Funding

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Our Network

Members, Cooperation Partners

Become a Member of the TRA Present Pasts and Benefit from aOur Network and Funding Opportunities!

Contact

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Kim Alings

Strategic Development and Quality Assurance

+49 151 464 767 44

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Matthias Becher

Department of History

Prof. Dr. Karline Noack

Department of Archaeology ad Cultural Anthropology

The other TRAs of the University of Bonn

 
Get an interesting insight into the other Transdisciplinary Research Areas (TRAs) of the University of Bonn here.

The six TRAs: the Research Profile of the University of Bonn

TRA Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems

TRA Building Blocks of Matter and Fundamental Interactions

TRA Life and Health

TRA Individuals, Institutions and Societies

TRA Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures

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