Leif Scheuermann works in the fields of ancient Historical Geography, Religious Studies and Digital History. After his studies in History and Philosophy at the Universität Stuttgart, he worked as a research assistant at the Institut für Kernenergetik und Energiesysteme, Universität Stuttgart and at the Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg. In 2009 he became member of the research group “Religious Individualization in Historical Perspective” and the graduate school “Religion in Modernization Processes” at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt where he wrote his Ph D thesis on “Religion at the Frontier. Roman Provincial Religion at the Neckar- and Exterior Limes”. After his postdoctoral scholarship at the graduate school “Religion in Modernization Processes” at the Universität Erfurt and as coordinator at the “Interdisciplinary Center of E-humanities in history and social Sciences” (ICE) at the Max Weber-Kolleg, he became Assistant Professor at the Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumswissenschaften, Universität Graz. His habilitation deals with the individual and communal perception of space in the city of Rome in the Late Republic AD. Based on latest approaches on historical space, the textual mediated as well as the individual and group specific spaces will be analysed using computer based geoinformation systems. Space as an assumed container in which history takes place will be replaced by a multiplicity of parallel existing spatial-histories, whose network is one major basis of the behaviour of historical actors.  During his research stay at Topoi he collaborates with research project (C-6-5) Intellectual Spaces in Narratives of the City.

 

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