Jakob Riemenschneider, MA

 

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Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altorientalistik
Universität Innsbruck – Zentrum für Alte Kulturen
Langer Weg 11
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
room 04N-29
tel.: +43 512 507-37668
fax: +43 512 507-37698
e-mail:  Jakob.Riemenschneider@uibk.ac.at 

office hours: on appointment 


Short Biography

  • 2009 – 2012 Bachelor of Arts at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in History and Classical Archaeology.
  • 2012 – 2016 Master of Arts at the Freie Universität Berlin in Ancient History.
  • 2017 – 2018 Start of a dissertation at the Chair of Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages of Prof. Dr. Stefan Esders at the Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Since 2018: University assistant at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck.

Areas of Research

  • Historiography of Late Antiquity
  • Ethnicity and identity in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages

Presentations

  For (guest) lectures and activities as chair person at conferences from 2018 on please visit the entry for Jakob Riemen-
      schneider at the Research Database of the LFU Innsbruck!

 

  • "Approaching Procopius through Intersectionality: The Digression on the Heruls (Wars VI, 14-15) as a Case Study" at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds 2017.
  • "Prokop und seine Barbaren" at the international conference "Die Umgestaltung der Römischen Welt" in Greifswald, 26-27 October, 2017.
  • "Attributing a name, attributing a history. On the use of ethnonyms in Procopius", 1st Convegno della Medievistica Italiana of the Società Italiana degli Storici Medievisti in Bertinoro, 14-16 June, 2018.
  • Participation in the Round Table Discussion "The Militarisation of Early Medieval Societies" at the 25th International Medieval Congress in Leeds, 2-5 July, 2018.
  • "Huns at the Gates. The Huns as influencing Roman-Persian Relations in Procopius and Pseudo-Zachariah" at the conference "Migration and Mobility across the Roman-Persian Frontier, 3rd-7th c. A.D." in Tübingen, 13-15 December, 2018.
  • "'Soweit jedenfalls menschliches Wissen reicht': Zum Zusammenspiel von Ethnographie und Geographie bei Prokop" at the Doctoral Programme Antike Kulturen des Mittelmeerraums (AKMe) in Innsbruck, 1-2 February, 2019.
  • "Das Konzept der 'interpretive communities' im 6. Jahrhundert: Überlegungen zu Leserschaft und 'intended audience' bei Prokop" – guest lecture at the Freie Universität Berlin, 15/02/2019.
  • "The Church and the Roman City in Syriac Chronicles" at the International Medieval Congress (IMC 2019) in Leeds, 1-4 July, 2019.

Organization of Conferences

  • Organization of two Sessions on the topic "Writing Stone: Describing Urban Materialities in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages" at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds 2019.
  • Organization of the international conference "Narratology for Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages" (15-17 November, 2019, Innsbruck) – together with Mateusz Fafinkski (Stanford University).

Teaching

For further details, see the LFU:online Course Catalog 

  • Undergraduate course: UE : Reading the sixth century. Historiography between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (WS 2018/19)
  • Undergraduate course: UE Prokopios of Kaisareia. Quellenkritik and the interpretation of Greek historiography (WS 2018/19)
  • Joint undergraduate and graduate course: VU Greek historiography between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (SS 2019) with Dr. Martin Bauer, Classical Philology
  • Undergraduate course: PS The late antique city between Spain and Syria (WS 2019/20)
  • Undergraduate course: PS Everyday History in Late Anitquity (WS 2021/22)

Publications

  Please find Jakob Riemenschneider's publications in the Research Database of the LFU Innsbruck!


forthcoming

  • Mateusz Fafinski and Jakob Riemenschneider (eds.), The Past through Narratology. New Approaches to Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (= Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung / Beihefte, Band 18), Heidelberg 2022.
  • Mateusz Fafinski and Jakob Riemenschneider, Literarised Spaces. Towards a Narratological Framework for Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, in: The Past through Narratology. New Approaches to Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, ed. by M. Fafinski and J. Riemenschneider, Heidelberg 2022.
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