Sitta von Reden, Principal Investigator of the project, is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Freiburg. Her main focus of research is the economic history of the Greco-Roman world, and of Hellenistic Egypt in particular. She has published several books on the ancient economy and monetary history, such as Money in Ptolemaic Egypt
(2007), and Money in Classical Antiquity
(2010). She was educated at the Universities of Freiburg, Berlin and Cambridge and spent her early academic career in Britain at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Bristol. In 1995-6 she was visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, 1996-7 at the University of Cologne, and in 2013-14 she spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton/New Jersey. Before joining the University of Freiburg, she taught at the Universities of Augsburg, Münster and Munich. Since 2012 she is member of the steering committee of the German Historical Association for whom she was delegate for the 2015 Congrès International des Sciences Historiques in Jinan/Shandong, China.
Global Economic History 1200 BCE to 900 CE
Money in Classical Antiquity_A Survey of Recent Research