2018 Rome: Christoph Markschies, Humboldt

We are pleased to announce that Professor Christoph Markschies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, will be the international guest speaker at the ATTR spring term seminar in Rome.

Christoph Markschies, portrait

Dr. Markschies is one of the world's leading scholars of early Christian studies and he has also published extensively within the fields of History, Cultural Studies, Literature, Archeology, and more. Read about his extensive publications and academic work at academia.edu

Prof. Markschies holds the Harnack Chair of Church History (Ancient Christianity) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and is the recipient of multiple honorary doctorates. He served as President at the Humbolt University from 2006 to 2010. He is the Vice-President of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a member of the Academy of Erfurt and Heidelberg, the European Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Akademia Europea. Since 2015, he has been leading the Berliner Instituts Kirche und Judentum.

In October 2017, Prof. Markschies was awarded the Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutshcland for his engagement in ecumenical dialogue and in Jewish-Christian dialogue.

Professor Markschies will give a research seminar on the following topic: Authorization of Texts by Means of Commentary in Antiquity – A Comparative Approach

The lecture will explore how texts in Antiquity were authorized by writing commentaries. In the focus are especially literary strategies and techniques to structure knowledge. The problems will be comparatively discussed on commentaries of Proclus (Commentaries on Plato and Euclides), Galen and Origen. By this approach commonalities and differences between commentaries on philosophical, mathematical, medical and theological problems and texts can be focussed far more precisely than before. 

Published Mar. 22, 2018 3:09 PM - Last modified Apr. 4, 2019 7:15 PM