Dominik Delp, M.A.

Research associate (PhD candidate)

Office Address
CRC 923 "Threatened Order"
Keplerstrasse 2 (NE wing), Room 291
D-72074 Tübingen
  +49 7071 29-77350
dominik.delpspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de 


Office hours:
Thursday, 12-13 s.t.

F01 – East Roman Empire

Project within the CRC 923

Project F01: Transformation through Threat. Threatened Orders and the Development of the Late Roman Monarchy(ies).

The subproject aims to operationalize the paradigm of transformation by means of an exemplary object of investigation. A diachronic analysis of the late Roman monarchy(ies) in the period from the 5th to the 7th century is planned, which will focus on specific phases of threat and re-ordering and thus make the analytical potential of the CRC approach fruitful, especially for questions about the conceptualization of epochal transitions.

Research interests

  • Mobility and migration especially in the Greek Archaic (so-called 'Great Colonization of the Greeks').
  • Memory, History, Myth
  • History of the monarchy in late antiquity

Curriculum Vitae

since 2018
Research associate (Postdoc)

at the CRC 923 "Threatened Order. Societies under Stress" (Project F01)

Promotion im Fach Alte Geschichte

Titel der Dissertation: Zwischen Ansässigkeit und Mobilität. Migrationstheoretische Perspektiven auf die sogenannte ‚große Kolonisation der Griechen‘

2014 to 2017
Research assistant

at the CRC 1070 "Resource Cultures" (Project C02)

2010 to 2013
Research assistant / tutor

in the Department of Ancient History at the University of Frankfurt

2006 to 2013
Studies of History and Sociology (Magister Artium)

at the University of Frankfurt. Title of the master's thesis: Founder and Community. On the Social and Political History of the Romulus Images (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Frank Bernstein).

2006 to 2007
Working student

at Panasonic in Cardiff (Wales, U.K.)


Essays/ Contributions

  • Δίκη καὶ ἀδελφαὶ. Some Reflections on Conceptions of Justice in the Epic Poetry of Hesiod in the Context of Greek Migratory Movements, in press.

Conference reports / reviews

  • Resources of Migration and Settlement. Developing a migration theoretical perspective on the so-called Great Greek Colonization, poster, 2016 (accessed online). (Online-Zugriff).
  • Review of: Lieve Donnellan/Valentino Nizzo/Gert-Jan Burgers (eds.): Conceptualising Early Colonisation. (Artes 6) Turnhout 2016, in Historical Journal 306, ed. 3 (2018), pp.783-784.

Conferences / Workshops


  • Δίκη καὶ ἀδελφαί. On the Political Significance of Conceptions of Justice in the Context of Archaic Migratory Movements delivered at the international workshop TextResources. Agrarian, Social, and Poetic Resources in Archaic and Hellenistic Literature, Tübingen, October 2016.
  • Organizing Mobility. A Conflict-Theoretical Perspective on the Odyssey in the Context of Migration Movements in the Greek Archaic, delivered before the Ancient History Colloquium, Bern (Switzerland), September 2016.
  • Resources of Settlement and Migration. Developing a Migration Theoretical Perspective on the So-Called Great Colonization of the Greeks, poster presentation at the PhD Forum at Historikertag, Hamburg, September 2016.
  • Conflicts and Competition: An Impetus for Mobility and Migration in the Context of the "Greek Colonization"?,held jointly with Veronika Sossau at the international conference Resources in Social Context(s): Curse, Conflicts and the Sacred, Tübingen, June 2016.
  • Migration as a survival strategy? Some Reflections from a Migration-Theoretical Perspective on "Hunger Trains" and "Population Pressure" in the Context of the So-Called Great Colonization of the Greeks, held at the interdisciplinary Colloquium Classicum, Frankfurt, February 2016.
  • (Be-)Gründung, Gemeinschaft, Religion. Some Reflections on the Cyrenian κτίσις in Kallimachos' Apollon-Hymnos, held at the Nachwuchsworkshop Götter, Religion und Kult in hellenistischer Literatur, Tübingen, December 2014.


Classes taught

Seminars & courses:

  • The Past as a Resource - Development and Emergence of Greek Historiography, Winter Term 2018/19, University of Tübingen.


  • "qualis artifex pereo - Nero and the power-political foundations of the Principate", Summer Semester 2019, University of Tübingen.
  • The so-called "Great Colonization of the Greeks", Summer Semester 2015, University of Tübingen.