Lothar Willms

Associate (professor) at the chair of Greek and Latin Linguistics

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

 

Seminar für klassische Philologie

Marstallhof 2-4, Raum 207

D-69117  Heidelberg, Germany

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lothar.willms@skph.uni-heidelberg.de

 

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Areas of specialization

Ancient philosophy (esp. Stoicism), ancient political philosophy, ancient drama, historical linguistics of Greek and Latin

 

Education

  • Habilitation in Classical Philology, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2011

Title of the Habilitationsschrift “Zu einer Poetik und Hermeneutik der Transgression: Tragische und komische Handlungsstrukturen im antiken Drama [Poetics and Hermeneutics of Transgression – Tragic and Comic Patterns of Action in Ancient Drama]” (550 pp.)

  • Ph.D. in Classics, University of Trier, Germany, 2004

Title of the dissertation: Epiktet und die Freiheit: Systematische Darstellung mit bewußtseinsgeschichtlichem Hintergrund; Übersetzung und Kommentar der Diatribe Über die Freiheit (4.1) [Epictetus and Freedom: His Conception and its Place in the Greek History of Ideas; Translation and Commentary of the Diatribe On Freedom (4.1)]

  • First State Exam for Teaching Candidates (~ M.A.) in Latin, French, and Ancient Greek, University of Trier, Germany, 1999/2000
  • Lettres classiques (French, Latin, and Greek) at the Université de Poitiers, France, with a DAAD-Scholarship [German Academic Exchange Service], Winter term 1995/96
  • University of Trier, Germany: Latin, French, and Ancient Greek, 1993-1995

 

Languages

Latin, Ancient Greek, French, English, Italian, Middle Proficiency in Russian, Basics in Arabic, Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Catalan

 

Professional Employment

  • Associate Professor (akademischer Rat auf Zeit) in the department of Classics at the University of Heidelberg, as of 2011
  • 2004-2010 Assistant at the Chair of Greek and Latin Linguistics in the department of Classics at the University of Heidelberg
  • Summer term 2001 to 2003 Lecturer for the Introduction into Latin and Greek Linguistics at the University of Trier (two courses)
  • Winter 2000/01 Lecturer to take the teaching charge of a Senior Lecturer on Sabbatical (four courses) in the department of Classics at the University of Trier
  • 1999/2000 Chief research officer at the interdisciplinary Project of Classics, Psychology and Sociology “Schmerzerfahrung und Schmerzbehandlung in der Antike [Experience and Therapy of Pain in Antiquity]” at the University of Trier
  • 1997-1999 Research Assistant and Tutor for Latin and Greek at the University of Trier

 

Scholarships and Awards

  • Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation for Experienced Researchers for a 18 months stay at Brown University, Providence, RI (as of August, 1rst 2017)
  • Travel Grant from the DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] for presenting at the 147th annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco, January 6–9, 2016
  • Grant for print support of the Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung für Geisteswissenschaften for the publication of the Habilitationsschrift (2012)
  • Grant for print support of the Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung für Geisteswissenschaften for the publication of the PhD Thesis (2010)
  • Dissertation Award at the University of Trier (2005)
  • Member of the Graduate School Cluster “Sklaverei - Knechtschaft und Frondienst - Zwangsarbeit. Unfreie Arbeits- und Lebensformen von der Antike bis zum 20. Jahrhundert” [Slavery, Servitude, Socage, and Forced Labor. Unfree forms of life and work from Antiquity to the 20th Century], University of Trier (2003/04)
  • Dissertation Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes [German National Academic Foundation] (2001-2003)
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