Hans-Joachim Gehrke

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Hans-Joachim Gehrke at the Federal Congress of the German Classical Philologists Association 2010 in Freiburg im Breisgau with his book Little History of Antiquity .

Hans-Joachim Gehrke (born October 28, 1945 in Salzgitter-Lebenstedt ) is a German ancient historian . From 2008 to 2011 he was President of the German Archaeological Institute .


Hans-Joachim Gehrke, one of the most prominent German ancient historians, was a student at the Ratsgymnasium Goslar from 1961 to 1965 and passed his Abitur there in 1965. He then studied history and classical philology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen from 1967 to 1973 , where he received his doctorate in 1973 with a study on Phokion (doctoral supervisor was Alfred Heuss ), was a research assistant from 1973 to 1982 and completed his habilitation in 1982 . The subject of the very influential work published in 1985 was the phenomenon of stasis in classical Greece. From 1982 to 1984 Gehrke taught as a professor of ancient history at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg , and from 1984 to 1987 as a full professor at the Free University of Berlin . From 1987 to 2008 Gehrke held the chair for ancient history at the University of Freiburg . On July 11, 2007, Hans-Joachim Gehrke was elected President of the German Archaeological Institute; he succeeded Hermann Parzinger in this function on March 1, 2008 . In the same year he received an honorary professorship for the subjects of Ancient History and Classical Philology at the Free University of Berlin. In 2011 he retired; his successor at the DAI has been Friederike Fless since April 1, 2011 .

Gehrke has been Director of External Relations at the University College Freiburg (UCF) since 2011. Hans-Joachim Gehrke is a corresponding member of the Academy of Charitable Sciences in Erfurt , a member of the central management of the DAI and a full member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences . He has also been a member of the Leopoldina since 2010 . From 1999 to 2005 he was a member of the Senate, the Board of Trustees and the Main Committee of the German Research Foundation . Gehrke is also active at the Gerda Henkel Foundation , originally as a member and chairman of the foundation's scientific advisory board, and since 2005 as a member of the board of trustees. In 2010 Gehrke was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit with ribbon . In 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Cologne. In 2017 he was awarded the Ausonius Prize of the University of Trier .

Gehrke's main research interests are the history of ancient Greece, historical regional studies of the central and eastern Mediterranean region, social conflicts and social integration, intercultural relationships as well as historical ideas and collective identities.

His academic students include Ulrich Gotter , Christian Mann , Peter Franz Mittag , Astrid Möller , Kai Trampedach , Gregor Weber , Michael Sommer , Eckhard Wirbelauer and Felix K. Maier .


Web links

Commons : Hans-Joachim Gehrke  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Gehrke's private homepage. Retrieved October 22, 2018 .
  2. ^ Member entry by Hans-Joachim Gehrke (with picture and CV) at the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina , accessed on July 6, 2016.
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20180411032112/http://phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/32379.html?&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=3279&cHash=a0dfffbf05c1cfe743ba31769360cad5