Johannes Heinrichs (historian)

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Johannes Heinrichs (born November 1, 1956 in Langerwehe ) is a German ancient historian .

Johannes Heinrichs studied history and classical philology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn from 1977 to 1985 . In January 1985 he passed the 1st state examination. Until 1987, he did a doctoral degree in the subjects of Ancient History, Medieval and Modern History, and Latin . The doctorate took place in 1988 with Johannes Straub and Gerhard Wirth . This was followed by a position as a research assistant at the Medical History Institute of the University of Bonn until 1989. Heinrichs then moved to Werner Eck's chair at the University of Cologne . In 1993 he also taught briefly as a visiting professor at King's College of the University of London . In 1997 Heinrichs completed his habilitation in Cologne and then became senior assistant and since 2002 a scientific employee at the Institute for Classical Studies. In the second third of 2006 Heinrichs was also an employee at the Prosopographia Imperii Romani of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences . He held several professorships: 1998/99 at the Ruhr University Bochum , 2000 and 2004 at the University of Cologne and 2003/04 and 2005/06 at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen , after which he taught in Cologne as an adjunct professor represented the chair for ancient history at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena .

Heinrichs worked as an author on several large projects, such as the Prosopographia Imperii Romani, the New Pauly and the Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde . He is considered one of the best connoisseurs of Celtic coins.


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