Dr. Tobias Hirsch

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department Liberal Arts and Sciences

Raum: Raum Ulmenstr. 52h, EG



Curriculum Vitae


since November 2023 Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Technology Nuremberg (UTN), Classics Lab
Juli 2019 − November 2023 PhD-student at the University of Heidelberg
Title of my dissertation: „Politisches Consulting im vierten Jahrhundert v. Chr. − Die Briefe des Isokrates“
Supervisors: Professor Jonas Grethlein; Professor Kai Trampedach
Date of defence: 17.11.2023 (magna cum laude)
September 2020 − September 2023 PhD-scholarship (Gerda Henkel Foundation)
March − April 2023 Full scholarship at the Fondation Hardt pour l’étude de l’Antiquité classique in Vandoeuvres, Switzerland
October 2022 Collaboration on the epigraphical edition IG X, Scythia Minor Histria / Tomi / Callatis, Romania; supervisors: Professor Klaus Hallof; Professor Christof Schuler
March 2022 − May 2022 Research stay in Greece
DAI, École Française, British and American School in Athens
Juli 2021 − September 2021 Research stay in Cambridge (St. Catherine’s College)
Cambridge-Scholarship from the University of Heidelberg
October 2012 − May 2019 Erstes Staatsexamen (BA + MA) in History and Latin (very good) as well as in Ancient Greek (excellent)
Title of my thesis: „Plutarchs Parallelbiographie Solon-Publicola“ (excellent), supervisor: Professor Kai Trampedach
December 2015 − now Participation and presentation at multiple conferences in Classics (Oxford, Fribourg, Gießen, Hamburg)


Teaching and Organization

since November 2023 Design of the MA-program “Human and Artificial Intelligence” (Humanities, Social Studies, and Computer Science), University of Technology Nuremberg
October 2020 − July 2023 Organization of research conferences in Classics (5 terms)
University of Heidelberg; University of Mannheim
October 2019 − July 2021 Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg
Ancient Greek Prose Composition (4h per week); Latin Prose − The Letters of Pliny the Younger (2h per week);
Latin Prose − Acta Apostolorum (2h per week); Tutor in Ancient History, (3 terms, 2h per week)



Die Briefe des Isokrates. Netzwerkbildung im vierten Jahrhundert v. Chr.
(together with Lorenzo Sardone): P.Gen. inv. 376: Ein neues Fragment von Isokrates’ Panegyrikos, forthcoming in Archiv für Papyrusforschung.
Sieben Jahre harte Arbeit und die Bitte um einen Vertrag. Eine Korrespondenz unter Frauen, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 226 (2023) 115–22.
(together with Nicolai Futás): Eine Konjektur zu Aischines Gegen Ktesiphon, 25, Hermes 151.4 (2023), 494−99.
Speusipps Reise nach Makedonien. Eine Konjektur zu Diogenes Laertius (4.1) und Flavius Philostrat (Ap. 1.35), Hermes 151.3 (2023), 373−78.
Thucydides on Aetolia. A lesson on cultural history and the possibilities of historical learning, Ancient Society 52 (2022), 69−96.
Funktion und Zweck des Nächtlichen Ausschusses in Platons Nomoi, Würzburger Jahrbücher für die Altertumswissenschaft 45 (2021), 145−92.
Altern mit Stil. Isokrates’ Gerontologie, Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft 24.1 (2021), 1−30. https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/gfa/article/view/82664
Digital Humanities project “Athenian Inscriptions at Delphi (AID)”:
https://www.atticinscriptions.com/inscription/_preview/3d409673e5e99daf86b2d7ced 7d377f3.