- Ancient economy, especially maritime trade
- Maritime networks between ancient communities and economies
- Ancient economies, especially their quantification.
- Maritime history: how societies were shaped by maritime connectivity.
- Sea routes: modelling sailing times and shipping routes.
- Shipbuilding: Impact of technical changes on sea routes.
- 2015 - 2022 Business consultant (C8 consulting)
- 2015 Doctorate with a dissertation on "Roman Maritime Trade - Framework, Transport Routes, Profitability."
- 1996 - 2011 Employee of Praktiker AG with focuses on procurement, sales, marketing, 2006-2011 as a member of the board of directors.
- Studied ancient history and business administration at Saarland University, Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, Milan, and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
The discipline of Ancient History is represented by three professorships at the University of Trier: For the homepage of Prof. Dr. Frank Daubner please click here, for the homepage of Prof. Dr. Christoph Schäfer please click here.
The discipline of Ancient History is integrated into the Center for Ancient Studies at the University of Trier (ZAT) and, together with Egyptology, Classical Archaeology and Papyrology, forms the Research Center Greek-Roman Egypt.