Christian A. Thomsen is associate professor of ancient Greek history at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of the book The Politics of Association in Hellenistic Rhodes (Edinburgh, 2020) and has published on various aspects of social and political organization in the Classical and Hellenistic world, especially private associations, and is co-editor of Private Associations in the Public Sphere (Copenhagen, 2015). Since 2018, he has been co-editor-in-chief of Classica et Mediaevalia – the Danish Journal of Philology and History.
As the project leader Christian will oversee and organize the project throughout its duration (2020-2023). Moreover, he will examine the reality and integration of freed foreign persons into Hellenistic cities under the title Bound Labour Unbound.
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Sabine Neumann is associate professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Copenhagen. She published a book on artificial caves and their integration in Hellenistic domestic architecture (Grotten in der hellenistischen Wohnkultur, 2016). Neumann is at present working on a project in which she investigates the cults of non-Greek deities in Athens and Attica, focusing on the materiality of ancient religion. In 2019, she was an Onassis Fellow at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 2019, she has been an elected representative on the advisory board of the National Working-Group on Theories in Archaeology e. V. (TidA).
For Migrants and Membership Regimes in the Ancient Greek World Sabine will study Foreign Cults and Female Agency in the Hellenistic world.
Maja R. Møller holds an MA in History from the University of Copenhagen. She is interested in the social and cultural aspects of the ancient Greek world.
As the project’s PhD Fellow, Maja will work on the topic of Status-Assimilation of Free Foreigners.
Paul I. Vădan is a postdoctoral researcher. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago on the strength of a dissertation on The Art of Risk in the Hellenistic Age. Dr. Vădan is also a trained numismatist and epigrapher, having taught and published on a variety of topics pertaining to the culture, society and economy of the Hellenistic Mediterranean.
Paul joined the project team in September 2020 and will be investigating Status Fragility in the Hellenistic World as it relates to migration.
Kira L. Larsen is the project research assistent. She holds an MA in History and Classical Archaeology from the University of Copenhagen on the strength of a thesis on elite self-representation in Hellenistic Lindos. Kira joined the team in 2022.