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Prof. Dr. Rolf Michael Schneider: curriculum vitae
1950 Born in Hamburg
1971 Humanistisches Abitur, Matthias-Claudius-Gymnasium, Hamburg
1971-1982 Study of Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Late Antique and Byzantine Art History, Ethnology and Evangelic Theology, University of Hamburg, University of Heidelberg and German Archaeological Institut, Rome
1982 Dr. phil. in Classical Archaeology, University of Heidelberg; doctoral thesis: Bunte Barbaren, Orientalenstatuen aus farbigem Marmor in der römischen Repräsentationskunst (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tonio Hölscher)
1982-1983 Research grant, Stiftung Volkswagenwerk; project 'Roman gems und glass gems: communicating politics and ideologies in early imperial Rome'
1984-1985
  • Deputy Curator, Department of Mediterranean Art and Archaeology, Badisches Landesmuseums, Karlsruhe
  • Re-organisation of the permanent exhibition "Ancient Civilisations in the Mediterranean World" of the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, in collaboration with Michael Maaß (opening 1985)
1987-1990 Junior Researcher, Archaeological Institute, University of Heidelberg, supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
1991 Habilitation in Classical Archaeology, University of Heidelberg (Dr. phil. habil.); book: Dionysischer Rausch und gesellschaftliche Wirklichkeit, Großplastische Satyrbilder hellenistischer Zeit
1992-1998 Associate Professor, Archaeological Institute, University of Heidelberg
1994/95 and 1995/96 Acting Professor for the Chair of Classical Archaeology, University of Marburg
1996/97 Acting Professor for the Chair of Classical Archaeology, University of Munich
1997 Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Department of the Classics
1998-2001
  • University Lecturer in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
  • Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge
1999-2001
  • Dean of Downing College, Cambridge
  • Fine Arts Stewart of Downing College, Cambridge
  • With Stephen Chambers (then Kettle`s Yard artist-in-residence) and the St. Johns & Caruso (architects) members of the initial task force to restore the Hall of Downing College, Cambridge (inaugurated 2009)
2000-2001 Curator of the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge
2001-
  • Organising the international workshop "Shaping Visual Cultures: Workshop in Greece and Rome" at the 2001 Laurence Seminar, in collaboration with the Faculty of Classics and Downing College (both Cambridge) and the British Academy (21-22 May)
  • Organising the exhibition “Pressing Flesh – Modern Sculpture in the Museum of
    Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge”, in collaboration with Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Art, London (3 November – 19 December)
  • Professor for Classical Archaeology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (retired 2016)
  • Erasmus coordinator for art history and archaeology, cooperation with the universities of Athens, Bern, Florence, Geneva, Istanbul (Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar), Paris (Sorbonne), Prague, Rome (La Sapienza), Thessaloniki (retired 2016)
  • Erasmus coordinator for art history and archaeology, cooperation with the universities of
    Athens, Bern, Florence, Geneva, Istanbul (Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar), Paris (Sorbonne), Prague, Rome (La Sapienza), Thessaloniki
  • Coordinator of the annual exchange programme between Classics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, and the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge (retired 2016)
2002- External referee for Cambridge University Press
2004-
  • Member of the Scientific Board of Marmora. An International Journal for Archaeology, History and Archaeometry of Marbles and Stones
  • Founding member and Principal Investigator of the Munich Graduate School “Formen von Prestige in Kulturen des Altertums“
2006- Member of the Network on Ancient and Modern Imperialisms
2007- Dean of Students, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
2008-
  • with François Lissarrague (Paris) and R.R.R. Smith (Oxford) editor of the international series ICON (Image and Context). Berlin and New York: Walter De Gruyter
  • Elected Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute, Berlin
2009-
  • Elected member of the Classical Association of South Africa
  • Founding member of the Munich Centre for Ancient Worlds (MZAW)
2010-2012 Member of the Scientific Committee of the Landesausstellung "Otto Imperator. Kaisertum im ersten Jahrtausend", Magdeburg, Kulturhistorisches Museum (August - Dezember 2012)
2012 Invitation as Visiting Scholar by the Indian Institut of Sience, Bangalore, and the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin; topic "Production of Knowlegde" (November)
2012 and 2013 Guest Scholar at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
2012-
  • Liaison Professor of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Bonn
  • Founding Member and Principal Investigator of the Munich Graduate School ‘Distant Worlds’
  • Elected member of the Advisory Board of the Bullettino della commissione archeologica comunale di Roma
2013- Collaboration with Professor Himanshu Prabha Ray (New Delhi / Munich; Anneliese Maier Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2013) in the new research project Cross-cultural dialogue: India and the wider world in ancient history
2014
  • Organising with Himanshu Prabha Ray the international workshop ‘Rethinking “the Greeks” in Gandhara’ (Munich, 27 March)
  • Invitation by UC Berkeley for four months to establish the new programme UCB-LMU research in the humanities, supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (April – July)
  • Appointment to a Honorary Professorship for Classical Studies at the University of Cape Town (with effect from 2016)
2014-2015 Appointment by the ‘Wissenschaftsrat’ (German Council of Science and Humanities) to evaluate the ‘Deutsches Archäologisches Institut’
2015
  • Organising in collaboration with India International Centre and National Museum Institut (both New Delhi) the international workshop “Making of museum collections, with special reference to Gandhara” (New Delhi, 17 – 18 April)
  • Curating the exhibition “Herakles in Neuseeland” in collaboration with the Staatliche Antikensammlungen München and the LMU Graduate School “Distant Worlds” (September – December)
2016
  • Professor Emeritus for Classical Archaeology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (since April)
  • Invitation for three months by the Getty as Museum Scholar of the Getty Villa, Malibu (April – June)
  • Invitation for three months by the University of Cape Town as Honorary Professor for Classical Studies (September – November), supported by the Johann-Gottfried-Herder Programme (DAAD)
2016 - 2018  Member of Advisory Board of the Exhibition "The Classical World and Egypt" in the Getty Center, Los Angeles
2017 - 2019 With Kristine Bøggild Johannsen and Jane Fejfer initiator of the exhibition “Powerful Presence: The modernity of Thorvaldsen’s sculpted portraits” in the Thorvaldens Museum and the Glyptotek, Copenhagen; supported by the Velux Foundation


Invited papers and teaching abroad

Austria, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, U.S.A.