Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Robert Rollinger



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Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altorientalistik
Universität Innsbruck - Zentrum für Alte Kulturen
Langer Weg 11
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
room: 04N-24
tel.: +43 (0)512/507-37650
fax: +43 (0)512/507-37698
e-mail: Robert.Rollinger@uibk.ac.at

office hours: on appointment


Academic degrees

  • 1989: M.A. in Ancient History (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck)
  • 1993: PhD. in Ancient History (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck)
  • 1999: Habilitation in Ancient History (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck)


Academic positions

  • 1990- University Lecturer in Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Departments of Ancient History (Alte Geschichte) and Assyriology (Sprachen und Kulturen des Alten Orients), Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 1993-1994: Research Assistant in a project funded by the Austrian “Forschungsfonds” concerned with the interactions between Archaic Greece and the Ancient Near East
  • 1994- Teaching Assistant in Ancient History at the Department of Ancient History, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 2000- Assistant Professor (Außerordentlicher Universitätsprofessor) at the Department of Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 2003/2004: Visiting Professor at the University of Graz, Austria (Institut für Alte Geschichte)
  • 2004-2013: Head of the Department of Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 2005: Full Professor (Ordentlicher Universitätsprofessor) at the Department of Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 2006/2007/2008 and 2010/2011: Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (The Agha Khan University in the United Kingdom), London (Course Ancient Cultures)
  • 2007: Visiting Professor at the University of Hildesheim (Jean-Monnet-Chair für Europäische Geschichte, Institut für Geschichte)
  • 2011-2015: Finland Distinguished Professor at the Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki (Research Director of the project “Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East”). Vide: http://www.helsinki.fi/worldcultures/research/Ihane_english.html
  • 2013-2017: Chair of “Melammu. The Intellectual Heritage of Assyria and Babylonia on East and West”
    (http://www.aakkl.helsinki.fi/melammu/
  • 2017-: Speaker of the Research Centre "Ancient Worlds Studies and Archaeologies" at the Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Innsbruck


Awards

  • 1995: Dr. Seibert-Preis zur Förderung wissenschaftlicher Publikationen an der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 1998: Preis des Fürstentums Liechtenstein für die wissenschaftliche Forschung an der Universität Innsbruck
  • 1999: Wissenschaftspreis des Österreichischen Olympischen Comités
  • 2010: Wissenschaftspreis des Landes Vorarlberg


Areas of research

  • Contacts between the Aegean World and the Ancient Near East
  • Ancient Near Eastern History
  • Ancient Historiography
  • Historical Thinking
  • Ancient Ethnography
  • Achaemenids
  • History of Empires
  • Landscape History and Spatial Perception


Editor of international journals and series


Membership in international organizations

a) elected

b) non-elected

  • Sociologia Iranica Europea
  • Deutsche Orientgesellschaft
  • International Association for Assyriology (IAA)

c) others

  • Advisor of the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East, Durham
  • Chair of the “Wissenschaftlicher Beirat” of the Ugarit publishing houses [Münster] (2012-)
  • Member of the “CNRS – Achaemenid Research Team”, Collège de France (2005-)
  • Member of the Academic Committee of the Society for Hellenic-Iranian Studies


Referee

  • Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (London)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Estonian Science Foundation
  • Österreichische Nationalbank, Jubiläumsfonds
  • Historisches Kolleg München
  • British Academy Research Development Award
  • Israel Science Foundation
  • Schweizer Nationalfonds


Publication list