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PD Dr. Rosel Pientka-Hinz

Associate Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2009), Center for Religious Studies (CERES), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Rosel Pientka-Hinz studied Assyriology, Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and Semitic Languages at the Universities of Münster and Marburg, where she got her PhD with a thesis on the history of the late Old Babylonian Period. Her Habilitationsschrift presents a descreption of the scorpion in Ancient Near Eastern literature. She was Assistant Professor (1998-2004) and University Lecturer (2004-2010), both at Philipps University’s Institute for Near Eastern Studies. She also held a Visiting Professorship at the University of Vienna (2007-2008) and was Substitute Professor for Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Philipps University during the winter term 2004/2005. She is Adjunct Professor (Privatdozentin) of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at CERES since 2015.

KHK Fellowship

Project: "Under a serpent's spell" - Ancient Near Eastern snake cults and conceptions of serpents in the field of intra-religious and inter-religious cultural contacts from the 3rd to the 1st millennium B.C.

Office Hours

Wed 13-14 h (or on appointment)

Areas of Research

Cultural history and religious history ot the Ancient Near East: cult and ritual, humans and the environment, animal symbolism, colour symbolism and body concepts, architecture - The Akkadian and Sumerian textual tradition of the 2nd mill. BC: text editions, literature, (economic, legal and social) history

Principal Investigator of CRC 1475 „Metaphors of Religion“

Associate Professor of Center for Religious Studies and Western Asian History of Religions

Project Leader of Ancient Religion(s) in Contact: Contemporary Religious Phenomena and Their Ancient Predecessors and Subproject C02

Individual Researcher of Under a Serpent's Spell

Former Fellow of Käte Hamburger Kolleg

Member of Research Department of CERES RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

Member of Studienbeirat