Assoc.Prof. Dr. Thorsten Fögen
Associate Professor (Reader)
|Associate Professor (Reader) in the Department of Classics and Ancient History||208 38 North Bailey|
|Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing|
Born in 1971. He studied Classics and General Linguistics at the Universities of Freiburg (Germany), Oxford (UK) and Heidelberg (Germany). M.A. and "First State's Exam" in 1996. 1996-97: Research Fellow at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague (Czech Republic). 1997-2000: Research Fellow of the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)". Dr. phil. in 2000 (University of Heidelberg). 2000-01: Research Fellow at the University of Exeter (UK). 2002-2009: Assistant Professor of Classics at the Humboldt University of Berlin. "Habilitation" during Winter Term 2008/09, "Privatdozent" since April 2009. At Durham University since January 2010.
In addition: Fellow of the "European-American Young Scholars' Institute" (Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung & Andrew Mellon Foundation) for 2003 and 2004. September 2005 - May 2006: Fellow of the "Center for Hellenic Studies" (Washington, D.C.). September 2007 - August 2008: Feodor Lynen Fellow (Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn) at the University of California Los Angeles (Department of Classics). October 2008 - March 2009: Visiting Professor (W3) at the University of Konstanz. September 2015 - June 2016: Senior Research Fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. October 2016 - June 2017: Research Fellowship at the "Internationales Kolleg Morphomata" of the University of Cologne (Center for Advanced Studies, Käte-Hamburger-Kolleg).
His published works include a book on Roman authors' attitudes towards the Latin language ('Patrii sermonis egestas': Einstellungen lateinischer Autoren zu ihrer Muttersprache, Munich & Leipzig 2000: Saur) and a study dealing with Roman technical writing (Wissen, Kommunikation und Selbstdarstellung. Zur Struktur und Charakteristik römischer Fachtexte der frühen Kaiserzeit, Munich 2009: C.H.Beck).
He has edited ten volumes, most recently Graeco-Roman Antiquity and the Idea of Nationalism in the 19th Century: Case Studies (Berlin & Boston 2016: De Gruyter; edited together with Richard Warren), Interactions between Animals and Humans in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (Berlin & Boston 2017: De Gruyter; edited with Edmund Thomas), and Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography (Oxford 2018: Oxford University Press; edited with Paola Ceccarelli, Lutz Doering & Ingo Gildenhard).
Areas of doctoral supervision:
Latin literature, esp. from the late Republic (1st century B.C.) until the early Empire (1st and 2nd centuries A.D.). Special interests e.g.: ancient technical texts, epistolography, animals in antiquity, history of linguistic ideas.