Jan

04

2017
Interview with Eberhard Zangger about newspaper articles and expert opinions on the book “The Luwian Civilization”

Interview with Eberhard Zangger about newspaper articles and expert opinions on the book “The Luwian Civilization”

Recent newspaper articles suggest that journalists tend to see your book favorably, while experts reject its main theses. How do you explain that? The journalists have received the book, read it, and watched the video of my lecture, and in most cases they have also talked to me at some length. I see no indications that the experts who have thus far been contacted by...

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Nov

23

2016
Book now available in German

Book now available in German

Six months after the publication of “The Luwian Civilization”, the book is now also available in German. “Die luwische Kultur – Das fehlende Element in der Ägäischen Bronzezeit” is its title. The book was written by Eberhard Zangger and has been published by Ege Yayınları in Istanbul. It comprises 330 pages and 158 color images (ISBN 978-605-9680-21-9). The book contains virtually all the texts and...

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Nov

22

2016
Colloquium Contributions will appear as Proceedings

Colloquium Contributions will appear as Proceedings

The topic of the first colloquium of Luwian Studies was: “What do we know about Luwian – and how do we know that?” On 3 November 2016, twenty experts from different European countries met in Zurich to exchange their views under the moderation of Alice Mouton (Paris). Each of the lectures by Annick Payne (Bern), Frederico Giusfredi (Verona), Ilya S. Yakubovich (Marburg) and Massimiliano Marazzi...

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Nov

21

2016
Poster “The End of the Aegean Bronze Age” now available

Poster “The End of the Aegean Bronze Age” now available

The main premises of the foundation Luwian Studies is that up until now the study of Aegean prehistory suffered from a design flaw, because it focused exclusively on archaeological sites that are located in Europe. A new poster is now available – with either English or Turkish legends and captions – to demonstrate the difference between the current paradigms and the new model proposed by...

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Jun

13

2016
Colloquium on Luwian Studies to be held in Zurich

Colloquium on Luwian Studies to be held in Zurich

Luwian language and script will be the primary subjects of the first colloquium of the foundation Luwian Studies, which will be held on 3 November 2016 in „Zentrum Karl der Grosse“ in the old town of Zurich. Many of the (few) experts who scrutinize this early Indo-European language will be present. The lectures by Annick Payne (Basel), Frederico Giusfredi (Verona) and Ilya S. Yakubovich (Marburg)...

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May

14

2016
Luwian Studies receives global media attention

Luwian Studies receives global media attention

The launch of the Luwian Studies’s website in English and German received much media attention around the globe: New Scientist, NZZ, Die Zeit, Popular Archaeology, Daily Mail, Red Orbit, Huffington Post and TO BHMA in Greece report sympathetically about the revitalization of Aegean prehistory. New Scientist produced a one-minute video that was watched by over 100,000 people during the first ten hours. Media Reports Video...

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May

11

2016
Book “The Luwian Civilization” has appeared

Book “The Luwian Civilization” has appeared

The foundation Luwian Studies today announced the go-live of its website in English and German as well as the publication of a book entitled “The Luwian Civilization – The Missing Link in the Aegean Bronze Age”. The book contains virtually all the texts and most of the illustrations that make up the English version of the website. People who are interested in the Middle and...

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May

11

2016
Luwian Studies website goes live in English and German

Luwian Studies website goes live in English and German

One year after the go-live of the Luwian Studies website in Turkish, the complete site is now also available in English and German. Following its principle of open access to material that is relevant for future investigations, Luwian Studies also made the database of over 340 Middle and Late Bronze sites in western Asia Minor available online. Users will find the exact coordinates, the periods...

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May

07

2016
Lectures at the Universities of Aksaray, Kırşehir and Ankara Gazi

Lectures at the Universities of Aksaray, Kırşehir and Ankara Gazi

Another series of lectures about the Luwian civilization took place on invitation of the Universities of Aksaray, Kırşehir and Ankara Gazi from May 4 to 6. In the photo, Professor S. Yücel Şenyurt, head of the Department of Archaeology at Ankara Gazi Üniversitesi, congratulates Eberhard Zangger after his lecture. The speaker emphasized the approach that characterizes the work of Luwian Studies: firstly, using a scientifically...

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May

05

2016
Professor Christian Marek visits Luwian Studies

Professor Christian Marek visits Luwian Studies

Professor Christian Marek, historian, epigraphist and author of the reference work History of Asia Minor in Antiquity, visited the team of Luwian Studies and said afterwards: “I was very impressed from the visit to Mr. Zangger and his team in the offices of Luwian Studies in Zurich. Historical and archaeological issues, particularly with respect to the Middle and Late Bronze Age in Anatolia, are addressed...

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