Interdisciplinary Research on Weather Phenomena
The meteorological occurrences and events that surround us every day were, historically, both subjects of pictorial representation as well as being subject to philosophical scrutiny.
The interdisciplinary research project METEΩΡΑ aims to ever further explore and understand the historical representation of meteorological occurrences, focusing specifically on pictorial and theoretical representations of occurrences such as clouds, rain, snow, and wind, ranging from ancient and late antique sources through the medieval Arabic and Latin traditions to the late Renaissance and the early modern period.
The project leaders, Ulrike Gehring (Art History, Trier University, Germany) and Andreas Lammer (Philosophy, Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands), welcome you on behalf of the whole team with these pages to explore with us the meteorological world in picture and in theory.
Our international team comes from diverse disciplines; from Art History, Philosophy (History), History of Literature (Ancient/Medieval/Early Modern), Meteorology to the History of Science as well as from all across the world!
What we do
We focus specifically on pictorial and theoretical representations of occurrences such as clouds, rain, snow, and wind, ranging from ancient and late antique sources through the medieval Arabic and Latin traditions to the late Renaissance and the early modern period. Working on a variety of research questions METEΩΡΑ combines many different individual and team projects.
The research project METEΩΡΑ is connected to ›TRANSMARE‹, the interdisciplinary Institute for the Study of the Transfer of People, Goods and Ideas from Antiquity to the Present Day, based at Trier University, Germany.
METEΩΡΑ features ongoing colloquia, talks and teaching projects. More about these endeavours as well as the results of our joint projects so far can be found here:
Always up to date
To be always up to date, make sure to check our news section. You can find here not only our next events but also an archive of all our guest talks since 2019.
Get in touch!
If you have any questions or further interest in our project, please to do not hesitate to contact us any time. We are looking forward to your mail!