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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Joachim Gehrke – Director of Outreach

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Hans-Joachim Gehrke studied History, Classical Philology, Philosophy and Educational Science at the University of Göttingen where he received his PhD and Habilitation in Ancient History. Ancient History was his area of specialization in research and teaching at several universities in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and, especially, in Freiburg. He was involved in the planning and organization of several international and interdisciplinary study programs. Gehrke is, inter alia, member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Academia Europaea, and the American Institute of Archaeology. During the last years, he was President of the globally active German Archaeological Institute. In 2017, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cologne, in 2019 an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens.

As Director of Outreach, Hans-Joachim Gehrke connects the college to key people and institutions in the national and international scientific community. He also liaises with funding agencies, foundations, and potential donors and chairs the College's Advisory Board.

Current research projects

Recent publications

  • (editor, together with Felix Wiedemann und Kerstin P. Hofmann) "Vom Wandern der Völker". Zur Verknüpfung von Raum und Identität in Migrationserzählungen (Berlin Studies of the Ancient World 41), Berlin 2017, Topoi Excellence Cluster (370 S.)
  • (editor) Geschichte der Welt. Die Welt vor 600: Frühe Zivilisationen, München 2017, C.H. Beck (1082 S.) (also: Making Civilizations. The World before 600, Cambridge, MA 2020, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)
  • Fragmentary Evidence and the Whole of History, in: Thomas Derda / Jennifer Hilder / Jan Kwapisc (Hrsg.), Fragments, Holes, and Wholes. Reconstructing the Ancient World in Theory and Practice (The Journal of Juristic Papyrology, Supplement 30), Warschau 2017, 41-51

Prof. Gehrke's curriculum vitae and information on his research are available on his personal website.