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Dr. Hinsch

Dr. Moritz Hinsch

Akademischer Rat auf Zeit


By post:
Historisches Seminar der LMU
Alte Geschichte
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

In person: Historicum, Schellingstr. 12, Raum K332

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5553

2007-2012 Studied History and Graeco-Roman Archaeology. Master of Arts in History 2012. 2013-2017 PhD scholarship with the Excellence Cluster Topoi and member of the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies. PhD 2018. 2017-2022 Research assistant at the chair of Prof. Aloys Winterling, HU Berlin. April to September 2021 Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh. Since October 2022 research assistant at the chair of Prof. John Weisweiler, LMU Munich.

I am interested in a social and economic history of the ancient world, considered through the lens of cultural studies. Currently, I am researching how Roman comedy can be used to better understand the transformation of Roman society during the Middle Republic (ca. 280 to 133 BC). The twofold refraction of comedy - 'Greek garb' and carnivalesque comedy - is an unusual methodological challenge, but one that is worth taking on.

In addition, I am concerned with the oracle enquiries of Dodona as a socio-historical source beyond the elites and major centres. Methodologically, I am interested in the source-critical peculiarities of the medium of oracle tablets and the possibilities of their digital indexing.