Felix Hagemeyer

Felix Hagemeyer

Research Fellow

Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft/Geschichte und Religion Israels und seine Umwelt
Institutsgebäude
Beethovenstraße 25
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35417

Abstract

Since 2016 I have been a research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Chair for History and History of Religion of Ancient Israel and its Environment. In my dissertation, submitted on March 29, 2022, I addressed the question of economic, cultural, and social relations between Jerusalem and the Levantine coast from the Middle Bronze Age to the Persian period. In my research activities, I combine archaeological and exegetical methods while incorporating social science and anthropological approaches.


Further information on my research projects and my focus in teaching can be found under the corresponding categories.




Professional career

  • 07/2019 - 08/2019
    Erasmus+ Staff Mobility at Tel Aviv University;Project Manager Photogrammetry and 3D Reconstruction Tell Ašdod-Yam, Israel
  • 07/2018 - 08/2018
    Erasmus+ Staff Mobility at Tel Aviv University; Assistant Area Supervisor, Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition, Israel
  • since 07/2018
    “Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter” (research assistant ) and PhD student, Unit for History and History of Religion of Ancient Israel and its Environment (Prof. Dr. A. Berlejung, Leipzig University)
  • 07/2017
    Erasmus+ Staff Mobility at Tel Aviv University;Excavation in Tell Ašdod-Yam, Israel
  • 04/2016 - 06/2018
    “Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter” (research assistant without teaching load, part time) and PhD student, Unit for History and History of Religion of Ancient Israel and its Environment (Prof. Dr. A. Berlejung, Leipzig University)
  • 10/2015 - 03/2016
    “Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft” (graduate student assistant), Unit for History and History of Religion of Ancient Israel and its Environment (Prof. Dr. A. Berlejung, Leipzig University)
  • 07/2015 - 08/2015
    Excavation in Tell Ašdod-Yam, Israel (financed by a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
  • 02/2012 - 07/2015
    Student assistant and tutor with Prof. Dr. K. Schöpflin (University of Oldenburg) and Prof. Dr. A. Berlejung (Leipzig University)
  • 09/2006 - 07/2007
    Community service and nursing internship at the university hospital "Carl Gustav Carus", Dresden

Education

  • since 10/2019
    Studies in Archaeology and History of Ancient Europe (part-time)
  • 04/2013 - 07/2015
    Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
  • 10/2007 - 07/2015
    Studies in Dentistry and Protestant Theology at the universities of Dresden, Leipzig and Halle/Saale
  • 07/1998 - 06/2006
    Highschool (Romain-Rolland-Gymnasium, Dresden)

My research activities focus on the history (economic and social history) and religious history of the countries of the biblical world (Sinai Peninsula, Israel, Jordan, West Bank with Gaza Strip, northern Saudi Arabia, southern Syria and southern Lebanon) and their environment (Mesopotamia and Egypt). I combine Hebrew Bible text research with the study of ancient oriental text sources, including anthropological and sociological approaches.



Furthermore, the Archaeology of the Levant and the study of the material culture of Israel/Palestine is one of my main research interests. I focus on the evaluation of archaeological finds regarding the investigation of everyday culture in Israel/Palestine and the ancient economic and trade relations, especially between Judah and Philistia. Regarding field archaeology, I have been working in the team of the Ashdod-Yam Archaeological Project in Israel since 2015.



  • Photogrammetric documentation and 3D reconstruction of the the corpus of finds from ᵓAšdōd Yām (Israel), Campaign 2019
    Hagemeyer, Felix
    Duration: 07/2019 - 03/2020
    Funded by: Fördergesellschaften
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
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  • Trade Routes between Aram and Israel in the Iron Age: A Multi-Disciplinary Examination of their Significance to Social and Cultural Exchange (German-Israeli Minerva School)
    Hagemeyer, Felix
    Duration: 01/2018 - 12/2018
    Funded by: Stiftungen Inland
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
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  • The construction of Foreignness and Identity in the antique Levant. The Kingdom of Ashdod as a test case
    Hagemeyer, Felix
    Duration: 04/2016 - ongoing
    Funded by: Haushaltsmittel (TG51, Overhead)
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
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  • Tells and Tales – Biblical Archaeology
    Seidel, Johannes
    Duration: 08/2020 - 02/2021
    Funded by: BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
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more projects

  • Hagemeyer, F.
    Melting Pot, Salad Bowl, Contact Zone? The Southern Coastal Plain of Israel/Palestine in the 5th–4th Century BCE
    In: Jonker, L. C.; Berlejung, A.; Cornelius, I. (Eds.)
    Multilingualism in Ancient Contexts: Perspectives from Ancient Near Eastern and Early Christian Contexts. Stellenbosch: African Sun Media. 2021. pp. 94-109
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  • Hagemeyer, F. (Ed.)
    Jerusalem and the Coastal Plain in the Iron Age and Persian Periods: New Studies on Jerusalem's Relations with the Southern Coastal Plain of Israel/Palestine (ca. 1200-300 BCE)
    Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 2022
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  • Hagemeyer, F.
    Introduction
    In: Hagemeyer, F. (Ed.)
    Jerusalem and the Coastal Plain in the Iron Age and Persian Periods: New Studies on Jerusalem's Relations with the Southern Coastal Plain of Israel/Palestine (ca. 1200-300 BCE). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 2022. pp. 1-5
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  • Hagemeyer, F.
    The Southern Levant under Assyrian Domination / edited by Shawn Zelig Aster and Avraham Faust (Review)
    Israel Exploration Journal. 2019. 69 (1). pp. 122-124
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  • Hagemeyer, F.
    "Bath/s and Bathing." (Encyclopedia of Material Culture in the Biblical World. A New Biblisches Reallexikon)
    In: Berlejung, A.; Daviau, P.M. M.; Kamlah, J.; Lehmann, G. (Eds.)
    Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 2022. p. 73-79
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more publications

  • Andere Stipendien/Forschungspreise: Doktorandenförderplatz
    Hagemeyer, Felix (Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt)
    awarded in 2016 by Universität Leipzig.
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more awards

  • Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
    Ashdod-Yam Archaeological Project
    Start Date of Collaboration: 01/01/2014
    Ended on: 31/08/2019
    External participating organisations: Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel)
    Involved persons: Berlejung, Angelika; Hagemeyer, Felix; Gonnermann, Laura Christin Charlott; Seidel, Johannes
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  • Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
    Minerva Zentrum RIAB
    Start Date of Collaboration: 01/07/2015
    Involved persons: Berlejung, Angelika; Frenschkowski, Marco; Streck, Michael Peter; Hagemeyer, Felix
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more cooperations

  • International Research Colloquium
    Jerusalem and the West. Perspectives from Archaeology, Biblical Studies and History
    Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
    Event Organiser: Hagemeyer, Felix
    04/12/2019 - 05/12/2019
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  • Internationale und interdisziplinäre Fachtagung/School
    German-Israeli Minerva School 2018: “Trade Routes between Aram and Israel in the Iron Age"
    Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
    Event Organiser: Hagemeyer, Felix; Stein, Juliane
    10/06/2018 - 15/06/2018
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My teaching of basic courses is focused on two areas. These include on the one hand, seminars on the introduction to the exegesis of the Hebrew Bible/the Old Testament and on the other hand, courses that introduce the contents of the individual Old Testament scriptures (Introduction into Biblical Studies). These courses are aimed at students of theology, the teaching profession study courses for Religion as well as at students of other humanities


In my thematically oriented courses I primarily focus on the history and archaeology (Archaeology of Israel/Palestine/Biblical Archaeology) of ancient Israel/Palestine. Besides aspects of economic and social history, I also deal with the material culture of the countries of the Bible and the history of religion, which are set in relation to the Old Testament world of texts. These courses are aimed at advanced students of Theology, the teacher training courses for Protestant Theology, Archaeology as well as Egyptology and Ancient Oriental Studies.

 

  • Introduction to the Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible)

    The course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the books of the Hebrew Bible. It is intended especially for first-year students.

  • An Introduction to Archaeology of the Levant / Biblical Archaeology

    Since Albrecht Alt (1883-1956) the archaeological-study of the material culture of the Southern Levant has a long tradition at Leipzig University. The course provides a first introduction to the historical-archaeological methods and serves to prepare the excavation in Ashdod-Yam (Israel).



  • Introduction to the Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible (with Hebrew)

    The Proseminar serves as an introduction to the methods and scientific tools based on selected Hebrew Bible texts. The students should be qualified to write an exegetical paper at the end of the semester.

  • Foreign Women in Ancient Israel / Palestine (in cooperation with A. Berlejung)

    The dazzling role ascribed to foreign women in the Hebrew Bible has already been the starting point for various studies of biblical texts. The course deals with exegetical aspects and with aspects that have not yet been considered: The aim is to work out how "foreign women" are biblically characterized and evaluated. Besides that, the gender-specific implications of ethnic stereotypes in the Hebrew Bible will be analysed.

  • Introduction to the Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible (without Hebrew)

    The Proseminar serves as an introduction to the methods of biblical exegesis for teacher candidates. The students should be enabled to independently prepare an exegetical paper.