Université d'Erfurt

Dr. Julietta Steinhauer: Ehemaliger Fellow

Fellow am Max-Weber-Kolleg von April bis Juli 2018



  • March 2008 - September 2012: PhD, University of St Andrews/Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt Title Voluntary associations in the post-classical polis”
  • April 2002-June 2007: Student Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Art History


  • 2017-2020: Research associate, Institute of Classical Studies, London
  • 2017: Senior Developer OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation
  • 2014- : University College London, History department, Hellenistic History
  • 2011-2014: Teacher, secondary school, Classical Civilisation, Cranleigh School
  • 2009: Tutor, School of Classics, University of St Andrews, Ancient history
  • 2004-2017: Tutor and research assistent (SFB Transformations of antiquity) at Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin


Migrations on the margins

This project explores the migrant experience of women in the Hellenistic period (323-31 BCE). It does so by using modern techniques and methods to analyse a largely neglected aspect of ancient migration, namely migration of women. By employing the intersectional method, originally developed by feminist theorists and tried and tested successfully by social sciences, I offer alternative approaches to the study of women and migration in the ancient world. This method, by inclusion of criteria such as marital/familial or citizen status in addition to gender, permits distinctions between individuals far beyond gender or ethnicity only and enables us to reconstruct an individual’s lived experience within a set context, say, a sanctuary, religious network or local community. The project produces local microhistories that can be applied to other places where a lack of evidence restricts our understanding. This technique has been successfully applied in historical studies over the past two decades.

The project therefore not only illuminates our understanding of the ancient world, but will cause a reassessment of modern methodology through its application to a completely new area. This not only changes the way we understand the ancient world but at the same time our own approach to and use of its data. By reconstructing female migrants’ lived experiences, it restores the agency of women who comprised up to half of the migratory population but were systematically marginalised by ancient and to a certain extent contemporary societies. My aims are (1) to tell the life-stories of such marginalised individuals and (2) to write the microhistories of specific locations and communities, explaining the coping strategies developed by female migrants in their host cities.



Religious Associations in the Post-Classical Polis, Stuttgart 2014.


‘Osiris mystes und Isis orgia. Gab es ‘Mysterien’ der ägyptischen Gottheiten?’ in: C. Witschel/ J. Quack (edd.), Entangled Worlds: Religious Confluences between East and West in the Roman Empire, Tübingen 2016.

Text book

mit Athina Mitropoulos, Tim Morrison, James Renshaw, OCR Classical Civilisation A Level Components 31/34 (Greek Religion and Greek Democracy), London, Bloomsbury 2017.

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