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Sitta von Reden


Sitta von Reden joined the Department in 2010 and holds the Chair of Ancient History/Greek history.

Her research and teaching focuses on ancient World History, economic history, Hellenistic Egypt, and the political culture of Greece from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. She has published widely on the monetary history of the ancient world, on comparative economic history and economic ethics of classical and Hellenistic antiquity. In 2011, she organized an interdisciplinary conference devoted to foundations and charity in cross-disciplinary perspective.  In 2016 another international conference “Comparing the Seleucid and Ptolemaic Empires: The Role of Local Elites and Populations.” She is currently running an interdisciplinary research project, funded by the European Research Council, on the comparative history of ancient empires ("Beyond the Silk Road. Economic Development, Frontier Zones and Inter-Imperiality in the Afro-Eurasian World Region, 300 BCE to 300 CE"). Since 2011, she has been involved in various other collaborative research projects such as the Collaborative Research Group (SFB) “Heroes - Heroizations – Heroisms” at the University of Freiburg where she supervised several doctoral theses. Between 2017-2019, together with Peter Eich she was Principle Investigator of the numismatic project HisMün, which was funded within the framework of the state initiative "Kleine Fächer" in support of minor or ancillary historical disciplines. She is also leading the tri-national teaching project "Connecting - Editing - Programming - Learning: Sowing the Seeds for Joint Teaching and Research in Digital Papyrology, Philology and Ancient History in the European Campus" (CEPL). In addition to her teaching activities at the Department of Ancient History, she teaches at the University College Freiburg, and in the Master's programme Interdisciplinary Anthropology. In 2012-2016 she was deputy chairperson of the Association of Historians in Germany and since 2016 its treasurer. Since 2018 she is Dean of Studies of the University College Freiburg.



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Seminar für Alte Geschichte

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br.

Kollegiengebäude I - Platz der Universität 3

79098 Freiburg

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