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PD Dr. B. Christiansen

PD Dr. Birgit Christiansen

Research and teaching staff of the
Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship for the
Ancient History of the Near and Middle East


Historisches Seminar der LMU

Alte Geschichte
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Visiting Address: Historicum, Schellingstr. 12, room K321

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 6932

Office hours:
By appointment only

1995-2003 Studied Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Protestant Theology at the University of Tübingen, the Humboldt Universität Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin; Magister Artium 2003 (FU Berlin); PhD 2008 (FU Berlin); Habilitation 2017 (LMU Munich); 2013-2014 Junior Researcher in Residence at the Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich; 2014-2015 Research Fellowship of the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Academic positions: University of Vienna (2007-2010: interdisciplinary research project "Corpus der lykischen Sprachdenkmäler" funded by the FWF and housed by the Institute of Classical Archaeology and the Institute of Linguistics; Lecturer in ancient Anatolian languages at the Institute of Linguistics); LMU Munich (2010-2014: postgraduate programme "Formen von Prestige in Kulturen des Altertums"; DFG-funded project "Hethitisches Wörterbuch"; German-French cooperative research project "Xanthiaca" and LMUexcellent-Project "Städtische Physiognomien, lokale Identität und Netzwerkbildung antiker Städte").

Since August 2015 part of the research staff of Prof. Dr. Karen Radner.