Rudolf Haensch

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Rudolf Haensch (born January 21, 1959 in Mönchengladbach ) is a German ancient historian and epigraphist .

After graduating from high school in Mönchengladbach, Rudolf Haensch studied history and German in Cologne and Bonn since 1978; In 1985 he completed his studies with the first state examination and then worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Classical Studies at the University of Cologne . There he received his doctorate in 1991 with a thesis on the governor's seats and provincial administration in the Roman Empire in Ancient History; For the next six years, Haensch worked as Werner Eck's assistant, after which he received research grants. In 2001 the habilitation for ancient history followed with an investigation into the late antique church building in Jerusalem and Antioch. After stays in Princeton and Paris and substitute professorships in Cologne and Hamburg, Haensch became second director of the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy in Munich in 2004 . In addition to his work at the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Munich .

Haensch is a specialist in the field of Roman epigraphy and is also a proven papyrologist and numismatist .


  • Capita provinciarum. Governor's seat and provincial administration in the Roman Empire (= Cologne research. 7). von Zabern, Mainz 1997, ISBN 3-8053-1803-0 .
  • as editor with Johannes Heinrichs : Herrschen und Verwalten. The everyday life of the Roman administration in the High Imperial Era (= Cologne historical treatises. 46). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 2007, ISBN 978-3-412-23806-3 .
  • with Ulrike Ehmig : The Latin inscriptions from Albania (LIA). Habelt, Bonn 2012, ISBN 978-3-7749-3819-9 .

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