Project Description: METEΩΡΑ

METEΩΡΑ. Meteorological Phenomena in Image and Text from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

Interdisciplinary Research Project

The interdisciplinary research project METEΩΡΑ at Universität Trier, Germany, takes as its objects of study both written accounts and pictorial representations of meteorological phenomena, 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, led by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gehring (Art History) and JProf. Dr. Andreas Lammer (Philosophy), endeavors to evaluate these cross-epochal materials as scientific objects, which entails a rigorous analysis and interpretation of these textual and aesthetic sources.