Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme
My main research area is Hebrew Bible religion in its ancient cultural contexts.
I am particularly interested in cult and ritual, such as sacrifices and offerings, and in ritualized social practices, such as gift-giving, hospitality and meal practices. My current projects focus on materiality and sensuality in Hebrew Bible religion and on meals and hospitality in the Hebrew Bible and in the ancient Mediterranean.
From 2011 to 2019 I worked as assistant professor (2011-2013), professor with special responsibilities (2013-2018) and associate professor of Hebrew Bible Studies at the Faulty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
I have a PhD in Hebrew Bible also from the University of Copenhagen.
I have been on longer research stays at the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen (2013-2014 og 2018) and at the University of Helsinki (2016).
Since 2018: Coordinator of the OTSEM network, a network formed by Hebrew Bible scholars from 16 North European universities. The aim of OTSEM is to improve Hebrew Bible research by facilitating contact, cooperation and exchange.
Since 2018: Member of the research network Measuring Value and Accomodating the Gods: Abstracting from the Material in Ancient Cultures, funded by the Independent Research Council Denmark, Directed by Professor Jan Dietrich, Aarhus University.
Since 2017: External Collaborator, Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires, funded by the Academy of Finland, Directed by Dr. Saana Svärd, Helsinki University.
2013-2017: Project Member, Ritual and Early Christian Religion, A collaborative research project on the role of ritual in early Christianity funded by the Finnish Academy, directed by Dr. Risto Uro.
Since 2018: Steering Committee Member of the program unit Senses and Culture in the
Biblical World, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).
Siden 2016: Chair of the research unit, Anthropology and the Bible, European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS).
Siden 2015: Steering Committee Member of the program unit Mind, Society & Religion, (SBL).
2011-2015: Chair of the research unit, Exile and Identity in the Hebrew Bible, EABS.
2009-2012: Chair of the research unit, Magic and Divination in the Biblical World, EABS.