Berit Hildebrandt
Berit Hildebrandt

Part-time lecturer

Teaching and Research Positions:

since September 2013: Marie Curie Fellow / Associate Professor at the Danish National Research Foundations’ Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen. Research project: The Emperors’ New Clothes. Power Dressing in the Roman Empire from Augustus to Honorius

September 2011 – August 2012: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University. Research project: “Exchange along the Silk Roads between Rome and China in Antiquity, with a Focus on Silk”.

March 2011 – June 2011: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen Research project:Textile Tools in Diocletian’s Edict on Maximum Prices” (with P. Flemestad, M. Harlow, M-L. Nosch)

since October 2007: Assistant Professor [Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin] for Ancient HistoryUniversity of Hannover, Department of History. Research project: Habilitation (Title: “Seide im Römischen Reich. Terminologie-Produktion-Konsumtion-Distribution” [Silk in the Roman Empire. Terminology-Production-Consumption-Distribution] ).

October 2005 – September 2007:  Postdoctoral Fellowship from the German Research Foundation [DFG], University of Munich, Graduate School "Forms of Prestige in Cultures of the Ancient World" ["Formen von Prestige in Kulturen des Altertums"].

March 2005 - September 2005: Teaching assistant [Lehrbeauftragte], University of Greifswald, Institute of Classical Studies.

Academic Education:

10.02.2005 (disputation of thesis) / 14.01.2008 (certificate after publication of thesis according to German law): Dr. phil. in Ancient History, University of Göttingen. Subject of thesis: „Damos und Basileus. Überlegungen zu Sozialstrukturen in den Dunklen Jahrhunderten Griechenlands” [„Damos and Basileus. A Study of Social Structures in Dark Age Greece“].

12.01.2000: M. A. in Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Media and Communication Studies at the University of Göttingen. Subject of thesis: „Zur Bedeutung und Funktion der Lekythos im Grabkult im 5. Jh. v. Chr.“ [„Meaning and Function of Lekythoi in Classical Athenian Funerary Cult“].

October 1993 – January 2000: Studies at the Universities of Göttingen, Perugia/Italy and Berlin (Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität).

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