Photo of Dirk RohmannDr Dirk Rohmann

Migration of Faith Research Associate

Staatsexamen Tübingen 2001, PhD Munich 2004

d.rohmann@sheffield.ac.uk


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Biography

Dirk Rohmann studied Ancient History and Latin in Bochum and Tübingen and holds the Ph.D. from the University of Munich. In Tübingen he worked as an Assistant Editor for the encyclopedia Der Neue Pauly and received the Förderverein Geschichte Prize for an outstanding dissertation. His PhD studies were funded by the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung. From 2005-09 he has held a Feodor Lynen Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, first at the University of Colorado at Boulder and more recently at the University of Bonn (2008-09). He then worked as a Research Associate for the RCUK-funded Constantine’s Dream project at the University of Manchester (2009-12) and as a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science within the TOPOI excellence cluster in Berlin (2013-14). He currently is a Research Associate for the Migration of Faith project, directed by Julia Hillner at the University of Sheffield.

Research

Research

Dirk Rohmann’s research and teaching experiences cover the whole of the ancient world. He has publications and forthcoming work in the areas of the late Roman Republic, the Early Roman Empire and Late Antiquity, violence in antiquity, early Christianity, transformation of knowledge, classical Latin and early Christian Greek and Latin literature, ancient Greek philosophy and its reception, prosopography, epigraphy and the History of Science.

Publications

Full list of Publications

Books

Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity, (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2016)

Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity, (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2016)

This book is forthcoming in July.

Gewalt und politischer Wandel im 1. Jh. n. Chr. Münchner Studien zur Alten Welt 1 (Munich: Utz, 2006), 260 p.

Rohmann Gewalt book coverGewalt und politischer Wandel im 1. Jh. n. Chr. Münchner Studien zur Alten Welt 1 (Munich: Utz, 2006), 260 p.

Articles and Book Chapters

‘Das langsame Sterben der Veterum Cultura Deorum – Pagane Kulte bei Prudentius’, in: Hermes 131 (2003), 235-53

'"Welche Art von Strafe ist das?" – Anmerkungen zum supplicium "nach Art der Vorfahren"', in: Historia 55 (2006), 144-6

'Die Ästhetik des Blutes in berühmten römischen Sterbeszenen', in: Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft 10 (2007), 251-7

'Vicious Virtues. The Aesthetic of Violence in Prudentius', in: S. Heilen et al. (ed.), In Pursuit of 'Wissenschaft', Festschrift William Calder. Spudasmata 119 (Hildesheim: Olms, 2008), 379-91

'Tyrannen und Märtyrer. Seneca und das Gewaltkonzept in der Literatur des ersten Jahrhunderts n. Chr.', in: M. Zimmermann (ed.), Extreme Formen von Gewalt in Bild und Text des Altertums (Munich: Utz, 2009), 275-94

(with Th. Völker) 'Praenomen Petronii. The date and author of the Satyricon reconsidered', in: The Classical Quarterly 61.2 (2011), 660-76;

'Bilder der Gewalt. Kriegsdarstellungen in der Literatur der frühen Kaiserzeit', in: M. Linder, S. Tausend (ed.), Böser Krieg. Exzessive Gewalt in der antiken Kriegsführung und Strategien zu deren Vermeidung. Nummi et Litterae 5 (Graz: Universitätsverlag, 2011), 153-65

'Book burning as conflict management in the Roman Empire (213 BCE – 200 CE)', in: Ancient Society 43 (2013), 115-49

'Enforced Career Changes, Clerical Ordination and Exile in Late Antiquity' in: J. Hillner, J. Ulrich, J. Engberg (eds.), Late Antique Clerics in Exile (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2016), 95-111

'Ungleicharmige Waagen im literarischen, epigraphischen und papyrologischen Befund der Antike', in: Historia 66 (2017), 83-110

Encyclopedia Entries

'Timon of Athens', in: Der Neue Pauly/Brill's New Pauly. Vol. 12/1 (Stuttgart: Metzler, 2002), 591-2

'Viriatus', in: Der Neue Pauly/Brill's New Pauly. Vol. 12/2 (Stuttgart: Metzler, 2003), 244

'Books (ancient world, all periods)', in: R.S. Bagnall et al. (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), 1158-63

'Corporal Punishment', in: op. cit., 1800-1802

'Friendship, ancient world', in: op. cit., 2767-70

'Honestiores', in: op. cit., 3293

'Honores', in: op. cit., 3294-5

'Humiliores', in: op. cit., 3336

‘Prison, Prisoners’, in: op. cit., 5545-7

Reviews

R. Schipke, Das Buch in der Spätantike: Herstellung, Form, Ausstattung und Verbreitung in der westlichen Reichshälfte des Imperium Romanum, Wiesbaden 2013, in: Historische Zeitschrift 300 (2015), 767

‘Interdisziplinarität offenbart sich auch im Mysterienspiel – Rezension zum Fachforum Geisteswissenschaften‘, in: Banziana (Journal of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, 2004), 24-25

J.-U. Krause, Kriminalgeschichte der Antike, München 2004, in: Sehepunkte (2005)

G. Kirner, Strafgewalt und Provinzialherrschaft. Eine Unter¬suchung zur Strafgewaltspraxis der römischen Statthalter in Judäa, Berlin 2004, in: Sehepunkte (2005);

O.F. Robinson, Penal Practice and Penal Policy in Ancient Rome, London 2007, in: Sehepunkte (2009)

D. Washburn, Banishment in the Later Roman Empire, London 2012, in: The Journal of Roman Studies 106 (2016), 383-4

Public Engagement

Public Engagement

Fahrenheit AD 451: Christianity, Book-Burning and the Big Bang Theory in Late Antiquity (Sheffield Classical Association, academic year opening lecture, 7 October 2015)

Festival of Arts and Humanities Faculty Showcase event, Millennium Galleries and Winter Gardens, 21 May 2016