Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1983 – 1989
    Studied ancient history, mediaeval history and classical archaeology at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1989
    Magister Artium degree (MA)

  • 1989 – 1991
    Doctoral fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation

  • 1989 – 2002
    Research assistant at the Institute for Ancient History at LMU Munich (with interruptions for fellowships and research abroad)

  • 1994 – 1996
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) fellowship from the Gerda Henkel Foundation

  • 1994 – 1996
    Visiting researcher at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) in Rome, Italy

  • 2001
    Endowed professorship from the Otto Mann Foundation at the University of Mannheim, Germany

  • 2002
    Acting Chair at the University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 2002
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 2002 – 2003
    Visiting researcher at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C. and in Dumbarton Oaks at the Centre for Byzantine Studies, Washington D.C. (USA)

  • 2003 – 2004
    Acting Chair at Bielefeld University, Germany

  • Since 2004
    Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oldenburg, Germany

  • 2010
    Additional teaching position at the Department of Science of Religion at the University of Basel, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Scheer, T.S.: Mythische Vorväter. Zur Bedeutung griechischer Heroenmythen im Selbstverständnis kleinasiatischer Städte. Münchener Arbeiten zur Alten Geschichte Vol.7, Editio Maris, Munich 1993.

  • Scheer, T.S.: Die Gottheit und ihr Bild. Untersuchungen zur Funktion griechischer Kultbilder in Religion und Politik (= Zetemata 106), Verlag C.H.Beck, Munich 2000.

  • Scheer, T.S.: Griechische Geschlechtergeschichte (= Enzyklopädie der Antike Bd.11, Oldenbourg Verlag), München 2011.

  • Scheer, T.S.: Tempelprostitution im Altertum: Fakten und Fiktionen, Herausgeberschaft (= Oikumene. Studien zur antiken Weltgeschichte), Verlag Antike, Berlin 2009.

  • Scheer, T.S.: Forschungen über die Frau in der Antike. In: Ziele, Methoden, Perspektiven, Gymnasium 107, 2000. pp. 143-172.

  • Scheer, T.S.: Past and Present in the Hellenistic Period: Myth and Local Tradition. In: Erskine, A. (ed.), A Companion to the Hellenistic World, Oxford 2003. pp. 216-231.

  • Scheer, T.S.: Arcadian Cult Images between Religion and Politics. In: Mylonopoulos, J. (ed.), Images of the Gods - Images for the Gods, Leiden 2009. pp. 225-239.

  • Scheer, T.S.: "They, that held Arkadia". Arcadian Foundation Myths as Intentional History in Roman Imperial Times. In: Foxhall, L., Gehrke, H.-J., Luraghi, N. (eds.), Intentional History. Spinning Time in Ancient Greece, Stuttgart 2010. pp. 297-324.


Selected projects

  • Co-submitter of the proposal for the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Training Group at the University of Oldenburg, Germany: "Self-Making. . Practices of subjectivation"

  • Workplace: Religion in antiquity and ancient history (University of Oldenburg): annual young scholar forum "Religion in antiquity"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Verband der Historikerinnen and Historiker Deutschlands (VHD – Association of German Historians)

  • Görres-Gesellschaft zur Pflege der Wissenschaft (Görres Association for the Support of Science)

  • Mommsengesellschaft (association of German-speaking scholars of Greek and Roman antiquity), board member at present

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married with two children


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