Curriculum Vitae (English)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schäfer


1983-1988Studies in Ancient, Medieval and Modern History and in Bibliology at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (G) and the Université de Bourgogne à Dijon (F)
1988Magister Artium (M.A.). Master's thesis: The economical resources of Roman senators in the last two centuries of the Empire
1990Doctorate in Ancient History from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, dissertation on the Western Roman senate as a representative of ancient continuity during the reign of the Ostrogoth kings of Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Heinz Bellen ("Der weströmische Senat als Träger antiker Kontinuität unter den Ostgotenkönigen, 490-540 n.Chr.)
1997Habilitation (Dr. habil.) with a thesis on the significance of procurators of private individuals in the Roman Empire ("Spitzenmanagement in Republik und Kaiserzeit. Die Prokuratoren von Privatpersonen im Imperium Romanum vom 2. Jh. v.Chr. bis zum 3. Jh. n.Chr.") at the University of Regensburg (G)
Academic career
1991Research assistant at the Institute of Bibliology of the Johannes Gutenberg Universität (Mainz)
1991-1995Research assistant at the Department of Ancient History of the University of Hamburg
1993-1995Lecturer at the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg (University of the Federal Armed Forces)
1995-2003Senior researcher at the Chair for Ancient History of the University of Regensburg
2003-2008Full Professor (Universitätsprofessor) of Ancient History at the University of Hamburg
2008-presentFull Professor (Universitätsprofessor) of Ancient History at the University of Trier