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Professor Angelos Chaniotis

Quondam Fellow
Professor, School of Historical Studies, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton
Associate Member, All Souls College


  • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College (from 2010)
  • Senior Research Fellow, All Souls (from 2006 to 2010)
  • Vice-Rector for International Affairs, University of Heidelberg (from 2001 to 2006)
  • Professor of Ancient History, University of Heidelberg (from 1998 to 2006)
  • Professor of Classics, New York University (from 1994 to 1998)
  • Assistant and then Associate Professor, University of Heidelberg (from 1986 to 1994)
  • Postgraduate, University of Heidelberg (from 1982 to 1984)
  • Undergraduate, University of Athens (from 1978 to 1982)

Research interests

  • Hellenistic history
  • History of Greek religion
  • Cultural history of the Hellenistic and Roman East
  • History of Crete
  • Greek epigraphy


  • War in the Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History (2005)
  • Die Verträge zwischen kretischen Städten in der hellenistischen Zeit (1996)
  • Historie und Historiker in den griechischen Inschriften (1988)
  • For a full publicaton list, please see CV (above).

Other professional memberships and roles

  • Editor of Mnemosyne (from 2008)
  • Editor of Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (from 1998)
  • Editor of the new inscriptions of Aphrodisias (from 1995)
  • Member of the Academia Europaea

Research awards and grants

  • Advanced Investigator Grant of the European Research Council for the project ‘The social and cultural construction of emotions’ (from 2008 to 2013)
  • Grant of the Packard Humanities Institute for Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (from 2005 to 2009)
  • Grant of the German Research Council for the project ‘The language of religious communication in the Roman East’ (from 2005 to 2007)
  • Grant of the Ministry of Research of Baden-Württemberg for the project ‘Persuasion strategies’ (from 2004 to 2006)
  • Grant of the German Research Council for Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (from 2003 to 2006)
  • Grant of the German Research Council for the project ‘Ritual and Communication in the Greek communities in the Hellenistic and Roman Imperial Periods’ (from 2002 to 2009)
  • State Research Award 2000 of Baden-Württemberg (2001)
  • Teaching Award, New York University (1997)
  • Nikos Svoronos History Award (1991)