1964 Born in Dillenburg
1985 to1992 Studied ancient history, political science, and modern and contemporary history at the Universities of Siegen and Münster
June 1992 Magister Artium
1996/97 Doctoral degree in ancient history. Dissertation topic "The Corinthian Gulf as an Ancient Sphere of Life"
March 1, 1996 to September 30, 1998 Academic staff member for the seminar on ancient history in Münster
October 1, 1983 to March 31, 2004 Research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Peter Funke for the seminar on ancient history at the University of Münster
February 2, 2004 Post-doctoral lecture qualification in ancient history. Thesis topic: "Studies on the Relatinoship Between Cult, Sanctuary, and Politics in the Greek Federal States During the Hellenic-Romance Period"
April 1, 2004 Name university lecturer for the seminar on ancient history at the University of Münster
Starting October 1, 2008 Professor of ancient history at RWTH Aachen
Starting January 1, 2009 University Professor of Ancient History at RWTH Aachen
2011 Teaching Award of the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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