Dr. Sara L. Uckelman


Cluster of Excellence: Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Universtität Heidelberg
Karl-Jaspers-Center for Transculturality
Voßstraße 2, Room 008,
69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 (0)6221 544318
Email: sara.uckelman@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

About me

I am a member of the academic staff of the Cluster of Excellence: Asia and Europe in a Global Context at the Universität Heidelberg. Within the cluster, I am the coordinator of the project MC 13.3: Models of Argumentation, a part of the inter-disciplinary research group MC 13: Practices of Argumentation.

My primary research related to this project is in the realm of formal modeling and interactive logic. I am interested in bringing togther tools and techniques from modern logic and artificial intelligence to help explore and understand practices of reasoning and argumentation in historical contexts. My personal research is primarily focused on developments in medieval Western Europe, particularly in medieval theories of obligationes, but in conjunction with the other members of MC13 I also work on logic and reasoning in early China and India.

I am also the Editor-in-Chief and Principal Investigator of the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, and a member of the editorial board of Journal of Logic, Language, and Information.

Research interests: Medieval modal, temporal, and tense logic; Medieval theories of obligationes; Abstract dialogue and argumentation systems; Medieval European onomastics; The influence of theology on the development of medieval logic; Computational social choice; Medieval economic and trade history.

Omnia disce, videbis postea nihil esse superfluum
--Hugh of S. Victor

This page was last updated 28 January 2014.