Areas of Expertise:
Travelling Habits & Mobility in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean, Intercultural Contacts & their Impact in Ancient Everyday Life, the Role of the Speaker in Ancient Society, Water Management
Christian Fron is Research Associate for Ancient History at the University of Heidelberg:
My research focuses on cultural and social exchange; especially the cultural impact of the Graeco-Roman provinces in the Levant, as well as the Levantine influence on the ancient Greek scholars. During my academic career I benefited a lot from the exchange and cooperation with researchers from other disciplines, e.g. since I am working on the acoustic and visual reconstruction of ancient council halls, I closely collaborate with the Department of Architecture as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics.
Within AGYA I am eager to search for elements of European-Arab contacts, mutual interference and its gains as well as for the progressively developing images of identity and alterity. Moreover I am looking forward to upcoming interdisciplinary exchange, new stimuli and insights.
- Member of the AGYA Working Common Heritage and Common Challenges
|2016 -||Research Associate, Department of Ancient History and Epigraphy, University of Heidelberg; Germany|
|2014 - 2016||Research Associate, Department of Ancient History, University of Stuttgart; Germany|
|2014||PhD in Ancient History, University of Stuttgart; Germany|
|2010 - 2014||Doctoral candidate, University of Stuttgart; Germany|
|2009||First State Examination in History and Mathematics, University of Stuttgart; Germany|
- Fron, C. (forthcoming). „Der Gelehrte auf Reisen. Zur Bedeutung von Mobilität für die Pepaideumenoi des 1.-4. Jh. n. Chr.“, Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte. Walter-De-Gruyter.
- Fron, C. (forthcoming). Entwicklungsberichte und Empfehlungsschreiben. Kommunikationsstrategien bei der Korrespondenz von Libanios mit Eltern und Kollegen hinsichtlich seiner Schüler, Adressat und Adressant. Kommunikationsstrategien im antiken Brief. Eichstätt.
- Fron, C., Stappmanns, V., Zhou, X. (in print). Comparing Greek bouleuteria and Roman curiae. Parallels and differences in the acoustic reconstruction and simulation of Roman senate sessions and Greek boule-meetings, New Approaches and Paradigms in the Study of Greek Architecture International Conference at Cotsen Hall, ASCSA, Nov 3-5, 2016.
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