Supervisors at the Research Cluster Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Studies

  • Petra Amann
    Etruscan history and culture; pre-Roman peoples and cultures of Italy (to the imperial age); cultural contact and transfer in Italy during the first millennium B.C.; early Rome; social history: history of religion
  • Tara Andrews
    History of the Christian Near East, approx. 300–1400; digital methods in medieval history; digital editorial philology; Armenian history pre-1400
  • Philippe Buc
    Medieval Western European history; medieval Japan; religions and politics; violence and culture of warfare; comparative history; exegesis of the bible and political thought
  • Christophe Erismann
    Byzantine intellectual history, philosophy (especially logic and ontology, reception of Aristotle), and theology; education and intellectual life of Byzantium; iconoclasm and iconoclastic controversy
  • Basema Hamarneh
    Late Antique and Early Christian/Byzantine Archaeology; settlement patterns (urban, rural and monastic); material and visual culture; hagiography applied to topographic studies
  • Ewald Kislinger
    Byzantine history, daily life and material culture, byzantine Sicily including small objects and archaeological research
  • Peter Kruschwitz
    Roman cultural history (with a focus on musical and poetic forms); Roman epigraphy, especially verse inscriptions and wall inscriptions; cultural practice of non-elites; theater and mass entertainment; language and mentality
  • Christian Lackner
    Diplomacy (High and Late Middle Ages), palaeography und manuscript studies (Late Middle Ages); history of libraries (13th to 16th centuries); technical writing in the Late Middle Ages; Austrian constitutional and administrative history (High and Late Middle Ages); history of the University of Vienna (up to the 16th century)
  • Armin Lange
    Dead Sea scrolls (Qumran); Israelite and Jewish prophecy and divination; Israelite and Jewish wisdom literature; canonical history of the Hebrew bible
  • Christina Lutter
    Medieval and early modern cultural and gender history; kinship and gender; religious reform movements in high and late medieval Europe; social spaces and networks; entangled medieval monastic, urban, and courtly cultures; Medieval visions and practices of community; Medieval and early modern representations of emotions
  • Fritz Mitthof
    History of the Roman Empire and Roman Late Antiquity; Roman Southeast Europe; Graeco-Roman Egypt; Latin epigraphy of the imperial age and Roman Late Antiquity; papyrology
  • Andreas Müller
    History of the early and middle Byzantine periods; Byzantine diplomacy and writing; origins and development of Greek typography; reception studies and epistemology
  • Meta Niederkorn
    Historical auxiliary sciences, History of knowledge and science, book and library studies, comparative history of religious orders, comparative study of religions; European studies, transregional history
  • Bernhard Palme
    History of the later Roman empire; administrative, economic, and social history of the later Roman empire; Roman and later Roman military history; Greek papyrology and paleography; Hellenic, Roman, and late antique Egypt; ancient legal history; history of ancient mentality
  • Walter Pohl
    Early Middle Ages; constructions of identity and ethnicity; transformations of the Roman world; migrations; peoples of the steppe; historiography; Italy; Eastern Central Europe
  • Johannes Preiser-Kapeller
    Byzantine history, global history of late antiquity and the Middle Ages, environmental and climatic history of late antiquity and the Middle Ages, medieval history of Armenia and the Caucasus, historical network research
  • Claudia Rapp
    Byzantine Studies; Late Antiquity; religious and social history; manuscript culture
  • Günther Schörner
    Religions and cultic iconography of the Roman empire; archaeology of rural settlements in the Roman empire; models and theories of cultural exchange in the Roman empire (as related to the debate about ‘Romanisation’)
  • Reinhard Wolters
    Ancient coins and monetary history; coins as media for self-representation and communication; coin finds and circulation of money; reconstruction and analysis of ancient coin-based monetary systems; Roman financial history; Romano-Germanic interactions and Roman Germany
  • Bernhard Woytek
    Archaeology, numismatics, ancient history, classical studies, history of humanities, history of science
  • Andreas Zajic
    Historical auxiliary sciences (esp. diplomacy, paleography and post-ancient epigraphy), representation of the nobility in the late Middle Ages, cultural codes of humanism around 1500