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 15 Centers of Advanced Studies across Germany.


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    • 19 January 2017

      New article authored by DFG Center’s research fellow Christian Bentz appears on the Journal of Quantitative Linguistics.

    • Talks announcement (February)

      It is our pleasure to announce the following talks which will be beld In the framework of the DFG Centers’ colloquium: Wednesday 1st of February:...

    • Open position at the DFG Center

      The DFG Center for advanced studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools” at the University of Tübingen seeks to fill a limited (18 months) position of a...