Christoph J. Markschies#

Christoph J. Markschies
Membership Number:2434
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2011 Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • 2010 Stewart Visiting Research Scholar in the Humanities Council, Program of Jewish Studies, Princeton University
  • 2006-2010 President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 2005-2006 Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2004 Full Professor, Early Church History (Patristics), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 2000–2004 Full Professor, Early Church History, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1998–2000 Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Berlin and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University Jerusalem
  • 1994 Full Professor, Church History, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
  • 1994 Ordination
  • 1994 Habilitation, Univ. Tübingen, Germany
  • 1991 Doctorate, Univ. Tübingen, Germany
  • 1988-1994 Lecturer, Univ. Tübingen, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Early Christianity from its very beginnings until the Migration Period
  • Gnosis
  • Gnosticism
  • Religion in Late Antiquity
  • Expansion of Christianity in Late Antiquity
  • History of Science
  • Ancient Christian Apokrypha
  • Christianization of Public Space
  • Transformations of the Uses of the Body

Honours and Awards
  • 1994 Hanns-Lilje-Preis of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Göttingen
  • 1996 Full Member of the Academy of Sciences in Erfurt
  • 1999 Full member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
  • 2001 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize awarded by the DFG (German Research Foundation)
  • 2003 Corresponding Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2006 Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 2007 Honoraris Doctorate of the Faculty of Eastern Orthodox Theology, "Lucian Blaga" University of Hermannstadt/Sibiu
  • 2010 Salzburg University Prize
  • 2011 Honorary doctorate from the Theological Faculty of the University of Oslo
  • 2012 Member of the Academia Ambrosiana (Milan)
  • 2012 Vice President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

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