Almut Hintze#

Almut Hintze
Membership Number:6781
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism, SOAS University of London
  • 2008 Zartoshty Reader in Zoroastrianism, SOAS University of London
  • 2005 Zartoshty Senior Lecturer in Zoroastrianism, SOAS University of London
  • 2001 Zartoshty Lecturer in Zoroastrianism, SOAS University of London
  • 1997 Heisenberg junior research professor of the German National Research Association, Bonn, and Research Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge
  • 1996 Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Prince¬ton, USA
  • 1990 Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin, C1) in Indo-European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Sustainable long-term and standards-based hosting and preservation of digital data
  • Multimedia and virtual reality documentation of Avestan rituals
  • Sasanian seals and Middle Persian epigraphy
  • Ritual studies and theory
  • Multimedia language documentation
  • Minority cultures and religions and languages in Iran and India, especially Zoroastrianism
  • Historical and comparative philology and linguistics of ancient Indo-Iranian languages
  • Electronic corpora and manuscript analysis

Honours and Awards
  • 2023 ERC Advanced Investigator Grant (€2,499,999) for project “AVINDIA. Avestan Ritual in India”, 1 Oct. 2023–30 Sept. 2028.
  • 2023 AHRC standard grant (£999,998) for project on “Beyond Discovery: Religion, economics and administration in Sasanian Iran through new clay bullae from Taxt-e Solayman”, 1 June 2023–31 May 2028.
  • 2022 Recipient of a Festschrift: Alberto Cantera, Maria Macuch, Nicholas Sims-Williams (eds.), The Reward of the Righteous. Festschrift in Honour of Amut Hintze. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (Iranica 30), xxxii + 573pp.
  • 2021 Elected member of the Board of the Union Académique Internationale (Brussels)
  • 2020 ERC Proof of Concept grant (€150,000) for The Multimedia Yasna International Image Interoperability Framework (MUYA-IIIF)
  • 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Horizon 2020) for Dr Yousef Moradi (€183,455) to work on “Seals and Sealing Practices in Sasanian Iran: New Evidence from Taxt-e Solaymān”
  • 2019 Elected British Academy representative to the Union Académique Internationale
  • 2015 ERC Advanced Investigator Grant (€2.5 million) for the project The Multimedia Yasna (MUYA)
  • 2015 Elected Fellow of the British Academy
  • 2011 President of the Societas Iranologica Europaea
  • 2004 British Academy Research Readership

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