Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil.

Claudia Rapp

Claudia Rapp

Full Member of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences since 2014


Research Areas:

  • History, Archaeology
  • Byzantine studies
  • Ancient history
  • Church history
  • History of literature
  • Palaeography



Selected Memberships:

  • Fellow of the British Academy
  • Korrespondierendes Mitglied, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
  • Korrespondierendes Mitglied, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
  • 2021-2025: Vize-Presidentin, Union Académique Internationale
  • 2021-2025: Vorsitzende des Advisory Board, Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies,

Central European University, Budapest

Selected Prizes:

  • Wittgenstein-Preis 2015
  • Onassis Foundation Senior Visiting Scholar
  • Visiting Fellow, All Souls College Oxford
  • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Selected Publications:

  • Rapp, C.; Drake, H. (Hrsg.) (2014) The City in the Classical and Post-Classical World. Changing Contexts of Power and Identity.; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Rapp, C. (2005) Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in a Time of Transition., Paperback. Aufl.; Berkeley: California University Press.
  • Euchologia, ed. C. Rapp, in: Studia Patristica 108, vol. 5. Papers Presented at the Eighteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2019, ed. M. Vinzent (Peeters, 2021).
  • ‘Byzantine Prayer Books as Sources for Social History and Daily Life,’ Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 67 (2017), 173-211 (co-authored with E. Afentoulidou, D. Galadza, I. Nesseris, E. Schiffer, G. Rossetto).
  • Rapp, Claudia. Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Monks, Laymen, and Christian Ritual (Oxford University Press, 2016).