Therese Fuhrer

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Therese Fuhrer (born April 6, 1959 in Bern ) is a Swiss classical philologist .


Fuhrer passed the Matura type A at the Kirchenfeld grammar school in Bern in 1978 , studied transverse flute at the Bern Conservatory until 1981 and, after completing her teaching diploma, went on to study classical philology (1981-88). She studied in Bern , Basel , at the University of California, Irvine , the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Freiburg im Breisgau . In 1986 she obtained her licentiate in Bern, and in 1989 the diploma for the higher teaching post there. In 1989 a doctoral scholarship from the Swiss National Science Foundation enabled her to do research in Oxford , after which she completed her doctorate in Bern (1989).

1989–1990 she taught Latin at grammar schools in Solothurn and Olten . From 1990–96 she was a research assistant at the Institute for Classical Philology at the University of Bern. A grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enabled her to do research at the University of Mainz (1993–94). In 1995 she qualified as a professor in Bern for classical philology. From 1996–97 she held a C 4 professorship in Latin Studies at the University of Trier , and from 1997–2004 she was a full professor at the University of Zurich . Since the summer semester of 2004 she was a full professor at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau before she accepted an appointment at the Free University of Berlin on March 1, 2008 . On April 1, 2013, she moved to a chair for Ancient Latin Philology at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. In 2015 she was elected a full member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences .

Research priorities

Fuhrer deals with Hellenistic poetry, Latin poetry (primarily of Catullus , Ovid and Virgil ) as well as with Hellenistic, Roman-Pagan and Christian philosophy with an emphasis on Cicero and Augustine of Hippo .

She is co-editor of the Reallexikons für Antike und Christianentum (since 2004), the Augustinus-Lexikons , the journal Philologus and the Philologus series . Supplementary volumes . From 2001 to 2013 she was also co-editor of the Yearbook for Antiquity and Christianity .

Since 2015 she has been the deputy project manager at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Vita, accessed on May 14, 2014.
  2. member. In: Retrieved November 19, 2015 .