Main focus in teaching and research:

  • the society of the Polis Athens in classical times: politics, social relations, law, gender relations, education, theatre
  • the early imperial society of Rome: politics, communication, consumption and distribution of goods, patronage, law, legitimation of power, religion
  • gender history: concepts and role models, ideals and scope for action of men and women, socialisation and religion
  • urban history: urban life forms, infrastructures, technology and civilisation, cities as centres of knowledge