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Prof. Dr. Cornelia Horn

Curriculum vitae

Education

2011 Dr. phil. habil. (Languages & Cultures of the Christian Orient; Eberhard Karls University; Tübingen, Germany)

2001 Ph.D. (Early Christian Studies; Arts & Sciences; Catholic University of America [CUA]; Washington, DC, USA)

1998 – 1999 Lady Davis Fellow (field research; The Hebrew University; Jerusalem, Israel)

1997 M.A. (Early Christian Studies; Arts & Sciences; CUA; Washington, DC, USA)

1993 – 1994 Postgraduate Studies (Patristics & Theology; University of Fribourg; Fribourg, Switzerland)

1992 – 1993 Graduate Studies (Oriental Languages, Computer-based linguistic text analysis, Church History; Julius Maximilians University; Würzburg, Germany)

1992 M.A. (Classics & Ancient Philosophy; University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX, USA)

1991 Graduate Studies (International Academy for Philosophy; Schaan, Liechtenstein)

1988 – 1991 B.A. (Classics, Theology, Art History; Julius Maximilians University; Würzburg, Germany)

Current Positions

2016 – present Heisenberg Professor (Full Professor) (Dept. of Christian Oriental and Byzantine Studies, Oriental Institute, Social & Cultural Studies Faculty; MLU Halle (Saale), Germany)

Previous Positions

2014 – 2016 Heisenberg Fellow (Department of Greek & Latin; Freie Universität [FU]; Berlin, Germany)

2013 – 2014 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (Humboldt University; Berlin, Germany)

2012 – present Research Fellow (Institute for Christian Oriental Research; CUA; Washington, DC, USA)

2011 – present Senior Researcher (Philosophical Faculty; Eberhard Karls University; Tübingen, Germany)

2004 – 2012 Assistant Professor (Dept. of Theology; Saint Louis University; Saint Louis, MO, USA)

2001 – 2004 Assistant Professor (Dept. of Theology; University of St. Thomas; St. Paul, MN, USA)

2000 Lecturer (Dept. of Theology; Georgetown University; Washington, DC, USA)

Fellowships and Awards

2014 – 2017 Heisenberg Fellowship (Freie Universität [FU]; Berlin, Germany)

2013 – 2014 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (Humboldt University; Berlin, Germany)

2012 – 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities [NEH] Fellowship

2011 – 2014 American Council of Learned Societies Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship

2008 Dumbarton Oaks [DO] / Harvard University Medieval Exchange Fellow

2007 – 2008 DO Fellowship (Harvard Research Center for Byzantine Studies; Washington, DC, USA)

2006 – 2007 American Council of Learned Societies / Social Sciences Research Council / National Endowment for the Humanities International and Areas Studies Fellowship

2004 Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar

1998 – 1999 Lady Davis Graduate Fellowship (The Hebrew University; Jerusalem, Israel)

1994 – 1999 Andrew W. Mellon Scholarship (and Fellowship) (CUA; Washington, DC, USA)

1993 – 1994 Postgraduate Scholarship (Federal Government of Switzerland and European Union; University of Fribourg; Fribourg, Switzerland)

Supervision of Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

2014 – present 2 “Habilitation” Post-Docs, 4 PhD Students (Martin Luther University and University of Oslo)

2005 – 2012 13 PhD Students, 2 Master Students (Dept. of Theology; Saint Louis University; USA)

2014 External Evaluator of PhD thesis (Université de Strasbourg; Strasbourg, France)

2012 External Evaluator of PhD thesis (Macquarie University; Sidney, Australia)

2009 Referee for Postdoctoral Fellowship (Cambridge University; Cambridge, England)

Teaching Activities

2016 – present Full Professor (Dept. of Christian Oriental & Byzantine Studies; Oriental Institute; Social and Cultural Studies Faculty; Martin Luther University, Halle (Saale), Germany)

2004 – 2012 Assistant Professor (Dept. of Theology; Saint Louis University; Saint Louis, MO, USA)

2001 – 2004 Assistant Professor (Dept. of Theology; University of St. Thomas; St. Paul, MN, USA)

2000 Lecturer (Dept. of Theology; Georgetown University; Washington, DC, USA)

Organisation of Scientific Meetings

2014 – present Co-organizer and co-chair, “The Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition,” conference program unit of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (meetings in San Diego and Atlanta)

2013 – present Founder & Chair, “Bible & Syriac Studies in Context Section,” International Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature [SBL] (meetings in St. Andrews, Vienna, and Buenos Aires)

2013 Organizer and Chair, Panel “The Christian Orient & the Islamic Near East” at the Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society (Portland OR)

2011 – 2014 Steering Committee Member, “Bible and Qur’an Section,” Annual Meetings of SBL

2008 – 2017 Founder & Chair, “Syriac Literature and Interpretations of Sacred Texts” Annual Meetings of SBL (Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, New Orleans, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco)

Commissions of Trust

2015 – Editorial Board, series: Gender, Religion, and History (The Abelian Group)

2013 – Editorial Board, series: Eastern Mediterranean Texts and Contexts (The Abelian Group)

2013 – Member of the Advisory Board, journal: Scrinium: Journal of Patrology, Critical Hagiography and Ecclesiastical History (St. Petersburg, Russia)

2008 – 2010 Chief Financial Officer (CFO); eenovate Consulting, LLC

2008 – Board of Directors, Friends of SEERI (St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, India)

2007 – Scientific Evaluation of manuscripts for academic journals, including Comparative Islamic Studies, Arabic Archaeology and Epigraphy, and Church History

2002 – 2005 Chair of the Board of Directors, ICO: The Institute for the Christians of the Orient, NGO

2005 – Evaluator, NEH Research Fellowships, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Memberships of Scientific Societies

2012 – North American Society for Christian Arabic Studies (NASCAS)

2010 – American Oriental Society (AOS)

2008 – Full Member, Association pour l’étude de la litterature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC)

2004 – Association Internationale des Etudes Patristiques (AIEP/IAPS)

2000 – North American Patristics Society (NAPS)

1999 – American Academy of Religion (AAR) & Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)

Major Collaborations

Reidar Aasgaard, “Childhood in Early Europe,” Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Career Breaks

January 2006 to July 2006 Maternity Leave (birth of my daughter on January 18, 2006)

January 2009 to July 2009 Maternity Leave (birth of my son on February 24, 2009)


Publications

Books

1) The Rabbula Corpus: Comprising the Life of Rabbula, His Correspondence, a Homily Delivered in Constantinople, Canons, and Hymns. Edition of the Syriac & Latin texts, English translation, and Introduction with notes. Co-authored with R. Phenix Jr. Writings from the Greco-Roman World [WGRW] 17. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature; and Leiden: Brill, 2017. Pp. 768.

2) The Chronicle of Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor: Church and War in Late Antiquity. Edited by G. Greatrex. Translated from Syriac and Arabic sources by R. R. Phenix and C. B. Horn. Translated Texts for Historians 55. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011. Pp. 562.

3) Let the Little Children Come to Me”: Childhood and Children in Early Christianity. Co-authored with J. W. Martens. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2009. Pp. xiii + 438.

4) John Rufus: The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus. Edited and Translated with an Introduction and Notes. Co-authored with R. Phenix Jr. WGRW 24. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature and E. J. Brill Publishers, 2008. Pp. xcii + 370.

5) Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian. The Oxford Early Christian Studies series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Pp. 509.

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