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Prof. Dr. Stephan Heilen

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Hartmannstr. 14
91052 Erlangen




Home Institution: Institut für Romanistik und Latinistik der Universität Osnabrück


IKGF Visiting Fellow October 2015 – September 2016

(Last change of profile by end of stay)

IKGF Research Project:

Edition of Select Ancient Astrological Texts and Studies on Conjunctionist Astrology in the Renaissance


Curriculum Vitae

Stephan Heilen studied Latin, Greek, and Italian philology at the University of Münster (1986-1993), including one year of study abroad in Italy (University of Florence, 1990-1991), with a fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In Florence he focused on codicology and papyrology. After his first state exam (1993) he was Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (1993-1998) and then Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (1999-2005) at Münster. He got his PhD from the University of Münster in Classics and Romance languages (1993) with a dissertation on the two homonymous didactic poems De rebus naturalibus et divinis (one dedicated to Lorenzo de´ Medici, the other to Ferdinand of Aragón) of Lorenzo Bonincontri da San Miniato (1410–1491; critical edition and studies on the textual transmission). In 2000-2001 he held a 1-year-fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for research in the USA on the history of Classical Philology. He completed his Habilitation in Münster (2006, venia legendi for Classical Philology) with a critical edition with commentary of the fragments of the 2nd c. CE astrologer Antigonus of Nicea (a revised version was recently published with De Gruyter, 2015). From 2006 to 2009 he was Assistant Professor at the Department of the Classics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) where he was promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure in 2009. Since September 2009 he is Full Professor of Classics with emphasis on Latin and Neo-Latin at the University of Osnabrück. His main fields of research are the history of astrology in Greco-Roman antiquity and the Renaissance, as well as Neo-Latin (esp. didactic) poetry.

Selected Publications

Books

2015Hadriani genitura. Die astrologischen Fragmente des Antigonos von Nikaia. Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentar, 2 vols., Berlin et al. (Texte und Kommentare 43).
2000Concordantia in Laurentii Bonincontri Miniatensis carmina de rebus naturalibus et diuinis, Hildesheim et al. (Alpha - Omega. Reihe B. 18).
1999Laurentius Bonincontrius Miniatensis: De rebus naturalibus et diuinis. Zwei Lehrgedichte an Lorenzo de’ Medici und Ferdinand von Aragonien. Einleitung und kritische Edition, Stuttgart/Leipzig (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 129; Diss. Münster 1998).

Books Edited

2008(Co-edited with R. Kirstein et al.) In Pursuit of Wissenschaft. Festschrift für William M. Calder III zum 75. Geburtstag, Hildesheim (Spudasmata 119).

Articles

2015The Star of Bethlehem and Greco-Roman Astrology, Especially Astrological Geography, in: Peter D. Barthel und George H. van Kooten (Hrsg.), The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi. Inter¬disciplinary Perspectives from Experts on the Ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman World, and Modern Astronomy, Leiden 2015 (Themes in Biblical Narrative. 19), 297–357.
2015Paul of Middelburg’s Prognosticum for the years 1484 to 1504, in: From Māshā’allāh to Kepler. Theory and Practice in Medieval and Renaissance Astrology, ed. by Charles Burnett and Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum, Ceredigion, Wales, 231–278.
2015Paul of Middelburg’s use of the Mathesis of Firmicus Maternus, in: Astrologers and Their Clients in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. by Wiebke Deimann and David Juste, Köln et al. (Beihefte zum Archiv für Kulturgeschichte. 73), 105–137.
2012The Doctrine of the 3rd, 7th and 40th Days of the Moon in Ancient Astrology, in: Mene 12, pp. 179-198.
2011Lorenzo Bonincontri’s reception of Manilius’ chapter on comets (Astr. 1.809-926), in: Forgotten Stars. Rediscovering Manilius’ Astronomica, ed. by Steven J. Green and Katharina Volk, Oxford, pp. 278-337.
2011Some metrical fragments from Nechepsos and Petosiris, in: La poésie astrologique dans l’Antiquité. Textes réunis par Isabelle Boehm et Wolfgang Hübner. Actes du colloque organisé les 7 et 8 décembre 2007 par J.-H. Abry avec la collaboration d’I. Boehm, Paris (Collection du Centre d’Études et de Recherches sur l’Occident Romain CEROR 38), pp. 23-93.
2010Ptolemy’s Doctrine of the ‘Terms’ and its Reception, in: Ptolemy in Perspective. Use and Criticism of his Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century, ed. by Alexander Jones, New York et al. (Archimedes. New Studies in the History of Science and Technology 23), pp. 45-93.
2010Problems in translating ancient Greek astrological texts, in: Writings of Early Scholars in the Ancient Near East, Egypt and Greece. Translating Ancient Scientific Texts, ed. by Annette Imhausen and Tanja Pommerening, Berlin/New York, pp. 299-329.
2010Anubio Reconsidered, in: Aestimatio. Critical Reviews in the History of Science 7, pp. 127-192 [online: http://www.ircps.org/publications/aestimatio/pdf/Volume7/2010-14_HeilenBW.pdf; = Review to: Carmen astrologicum elegiacum, ed. Dirk Obbink, München/Leipzig 2006].
2009Another Horoscope Gem, in: Mene 9, pp. 273-284.
2008Fracastoros Götterversammlung im Krebs (Syph. 1,219-246), in: FS W.M. Calder III (see above at Books edited), Hildesheim, pp. 143-176.
2007(with W.M. Calder III): David E. Pingree: An Unpublished Autobiography, in: GRBS 47, pp. 515-523.
2007Ancient Scholars on the Horoscope of Rome, in: Culture and Cosmos 11/1-2, pp. 43-68.
2006Aelius Aristides über seine Geburtssterne. Eine überfällige Richtigstellung, in: Mene 6, pp. 109-125.
2006Zu LUCAN. 2,691-693, in: Hermes 134, pp. 506-510.
2006Italica o Roma? Nota alla riaccesa disputa sul luogo di nascita dell’imperatore Adriano, Athenaeum 94, pp. 679-680.
2005P. Oxy. astron. 4245: Wiederherstellung des Mondnotats, in: ZPE 152, pp. 173-176.
2005Lorenzo Bonincontris Schlußprophezeiung in De rebus naturalibus et divinis, in: Zukunfts¬voraussagen in der Renaissance, ed. by Klaus Bergdolt and Walther Ludwig with Daniel Schäfer, Wiesbaden (Wolfenbütteler Abhandlungen zur Renaissanceforschung 23), pp. 309-328.
2005The Emperor Hadrian in the Horoscopes of Antigonus of Nicaea, in: Horoscopes and Public Spheres: Essays on the History of Astrology, ed. by Günther Oestmann, Darrel Rutkin, Kocku von Stuckrad, Berlin/New York (Religion and Society 42), pp. 49-67.
2005Zur Deutung und Datierung des ‘Löwenhoroskops’ auf dem Nemrud Dağı, in: Epigraphica Anatolica 38, pp. 145-158.
2004Astrological remarks on the new horoscopes from Kellis, in: ZPE 146, pp. 131-136.
2003Wilamowitz und Franz Boll. Ein Gelehrtenbriefwechsel (1894-1923), in: Wilamowitz und kein Ende. Wissenschaftsgeschichtliches Kolloquium Fondation Hardt, 9. bis 13. William M. Calder III zum 70. Geburtstag von Freunden und Schülern, ed. by Markus Mülke, Hildesheim et al. (Spudasmata 92), pp. 87-159.
2002Der Mann, der Wilamowitz zum Duell zwingen wollte. Eine bisher unklare Stelle der Erinnerungen, in: Rheinisches Museum N.F. 145, pp. 374-426.
2001(with W.M. Calder III): A Lost Letter of Diels to Wilamowitz on the Athenaion Politeia, in: Illinois Classical Studies 26, pp. 163-167.
2000Die Anfänge der wissenschaftlichen Geographie: Anaximander und Hekataios, in: Geographie und verwandte Wissenschaften, ed. by W. Hübner, Stuttgart 2000 (Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften in der Antike, Vol. 2), pp. 33-54.
2000Eudoxos von Knidos und Pytheas von Massalia, ibid. (GMN 2), pp. 55-73.
2000„... und nichts davon, was nicht Zeus ist“. Göttlicher und menschlicher Anteil am tragischen Ausgang der Trachinierinnen, in: Skenika. Beiträge zum antiken Theater und seiner Rezeption. Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Horst-Dieter Blume, ed. by S. Gödde and Th. Heinze, Darmstadt, pp. 49-76.