DAI Travel Grant for Alumna Veronika Egetenmeyr


Graduate School alumna Veronika Egetenmeyr has been awarded a travel grant (Reisestipendium) by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). Since 1859, the DAI travel grant is awarded to young researchers with an exceptional PhD thesis. Veronika Egetenmeyr successfully defended her doctoral research on “Die Konstruktion der ,Anderen‘: Barbarenbilder in den Briefen des Sidonius Apollinaris” in Kiel in November 2018 and has now received this prestigious fellowship for her work.

The DAI travel grant aims to promote young scholars in archaeology and related disciplines. It funds extended stay abroad, enabling grant holders to acquire in-depth knowledge of the countries they visit and their archaeological sites, monuments, and museum collections. The DAI Reisestipendium will offer Veronika Egetenmeyr the opportunity to visit regions of the “classical” Mediterranean World. “I am very excited about the news!” she states, “Thanks to this travel grant I will be able to study the antique remains and visit sites and monuments from different periods in Greece, the Balkans, Italy, France, Spain and Tunisia. Due to my new research focus on Roman Africa, Tunisia is of special interest and it will be where my journey will begin.” This travel grant will enable Veronika to shape innovative directions of her future research projects.

Among the previous holders of the DAI travel grant are GSHDL members Johannes Müller (1991), Annette Haug (2004), Martin Tombrägel (2005), Martin Furholt (2007), Stefan Feuser (2009), Philipp Kobusch (2011), and Julia Menne (2017). The privately funded Wülfing fellowship has recently been awarded by the DAI to GSHDL alumni Torben Keßler (2014) and Natalia Toma-Kansteiner (2016).

Veronika Egetenmeyer short vita: Veronika Egentenmeyr studied Ancient History, Pre-and Protohistoric Archaeology and Medieval and Modern History at Heidelberg University, where she completed her MA studies in 2014, after a stay abroad at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. She moved to Kiel for her PhD research, which she completed in November 2018. Thanks to a DAAD-fellowship and the support of the GSHDL she also spent a research period at the Universitè Bordeaux Montaigne III. She currently holds a research assistant position at the Historical Institute of the University of Greifswald.


Text: Andrea Ricci/Kiel University