Curriculum Vitae von Prof. Dr. Jonas Grethlein


  • 2005  Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany: “Habilitation” (double venia legendi for Classics and Ancient History)
  • 2001-2002  Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany: Classics, History (Dr. phil. 2002: summa cum laude)
  • 1999-2000  University of Oxford (Trinity College), England: Classics, History
  • 1997-1999  Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany: Classics, History

Professional Employment

  • 2012  Chair in Classics, St Andrews (declined)
  • As of 3/2008 Chair in Greek Literature at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2007  Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara (as of 6/2008 Full Professor with tenure)
  • 2003-2009  Emmy-Noether Fellow (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
  • 2003  Junior Research Fellow (Interdisciplinary Research Group “Identities/Alterities” at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg)
  • 2003  Summer Associate at McKinsey&Comp., Inc.

Fellowships, Grants and Awards

  • 2018/19 Fellow Marsilius-Kolleg Heidelberg
  • 2013-2018  ERC starting grant “Experience and Teleology in Ancient Narrative”
  • 2012/13 Fellow Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin
  • 2010/11 Gerda-Henkel fellow Brown University. Stanford Humanities Center (declined), National Humanities Center, North Carolina (declined)
  • 2006  Hans-Maier-Leibnitz Preis (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
  • 2005  CUE teaching award (Harvard University)
  • 2003-2009  Emmy-Noether fellowship
  • 2002  Günter-Wöhrle award for thesis
  • 1999-2000  German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) scholarship for studies at Oxford University
  • 1997-2002  German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) scholarship

Editorial Work

  • 2020- Co-editor of “Brill Companions to Classical Studies”, together with Emma Dench (Brill)
  • 2020- Advisory Board of “Themes and Forms in Graeco-Roman Literature” (Mohr Siebeck)
  • 2019- Co-editor of “Classical Scholarship in Translation”, together with Renaud Gagné (Cambridge UP)
  • 2019- Editorial Board of “Emotions in Antiquity” (Mohr Siebeck)
  • 2018- Editorial Board of “Ancient Cultures, New Materialisms” (Edinburgh UP)
  • 2017- Editorial Board of “Trends in Classics” (De Gruyter)
  • 2015- Co-editor of ZETEMATA, together with Martin Korenjak and Hans-Ulrich Wiemer (C. H. Beck)

Conferences, projects and seminars

  • 2019-2023 SFB 933 Materiale Textkulturen, Teilprojekt C08: “Inschriften in der antiken griechischen Geschichtsschreibung und im antiken griechischen Roman”
  • 2015-2019  SFB 933 Materiale Textkulturen, Teilprojekt C08: “Inschriften als Meta-Historie in der griechischen Geschichtsschreibung”
  • 2015  ERC conference: “Experience and Narrative”, Heidelberg
  • 2015  Conference: “Griechische Literaturgeschichtsschreibung”, Freiburg, together with Antonios Rengakos and Bernhard Zimmermann
  • 2014  ERC workshop: “Embodiment and Narrative”, Kloster Schöntal
  • 2011  Research seminar at King’s College, Cambridge
  • 2010  Lecture series at Heidelberg: “Mimesis - Bild und Erzählung”, together with Tonio Hölscher
  • 2009  Seminar at Scuola Superiore di Catania
  • 2008-2011 Exzellenzcluster of the University of Heidelberg, research project: “The Origins of the Antithesis EAST - WEST Before and After Alexander the Great”, together with Tonio Hölscher and Kai Trampedach
  • 2007  Conference: “Narratology and Interpretation”, Thessaloniki, together with Antonios Rengakos
  • 2006  Conference: “The Historians’ Plupast”, Freiburg, together with Christopher Krebs
  • 2005-2009  Emmy-Noether research group: “Geschichtsbilder der Antike”
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