Dr. Felix Hagemeyer

Dr. Felix Hagemeyer

Research Fellow

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

Phone: +49 341 97 - 35417

Abstract

Dr. Felix Hagemeyer is on leave of absence from Leipzig University from February 2024 to February 2026. During this time, he is leading the research project "I will turn your cities into ruins ..." (Lev 26:31): Ruins as Material Evidence and Identity Markers in Iron Age Israel/Palestine" at Oldenburg University.



For further information please visit:

www.uol.de/theologie/institut/personen/hagemeyer-felix-dr





Professional career

  • 12/2023
    Awarded the Young Scholars’ Prize of the Association of Friends of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities the Wolfgang Scheuffler Research Award
  • 09/2023 - 01/2024
    Parental leave
  • 07/2023 - 08/2023
    BILA mobility at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel; Area Supervisor, The Tell el-Badawiya/Hannathon Archaeological Project.
  • 10/2022
    PhD in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies and Biblical Archaeology (Final Grade: summa cum laude)
  • 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 ), 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), 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

  • 10/2022
    PhD (Final Grade: summa cum laude)
  • since 10/2022
    Studies in Archaeology of the Ancient World (Master of Arts)
  • 10/2019 - 09/2022
    Studies in Archaeology and History of Ancient Europe(Bachelor of Arts)
  • 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 worked with the Ashdod-Yam Archaelogical Project and the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition. Since 2023, I have been working as an Area Supervisor at The Tell el-Badawiya/Hannathon Archaeological Project (https://telhannathon.org/).



  • 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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  • The construction of Foreignness and Identity in the antique Levant. The Kingdom of Ashdod as a test case
    Hagemeyer, Felix
    Duration: 04/2016 – 07/2023
    Funded by: Haushaltsmittel (TG51, Overhead)
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
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  • "I will lay your cities waste ..." (Lev 26:31): Ruins as Material Remains and Identity Markers in Iron Age Israel/Palestine (c. 1150–300 BCE)
    Hagemeyer, Felix
    Duration: 02/2024 – ongoing
    Funded by: Andere öffentliche Bereiche
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
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  • Excavation Tell el-Badawija/Hannathon
    Berlejung, Angelika
    Duration: 07/2023 – 07/2030
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
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more projects

  • Hagemeyer, F.
    "Sie kamen, sahen, siegten ...?" Zur Migration der Philister und der Herausbidung ihrer Kultur in der frühen Eisenzeit
    In: Nebes, N.; Gerlach, I. (Eds.)
    Migration und Kulturtransfer. Zur kulturellen Interaktion im Vorderen Orient und Nordostafrika im 2. und 1. Jahrtausend v. Chr. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz. 2023. pp. 45–75.
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  • Hagemeyer, F.
    Aschdod und Jerusalem. Eine archäologische und exegetische Untersuchung zu den Beziehungen von südpalästinischer Küstenebene und judäischem Bergland.
    Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 2023.
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  • Hagemeyer, F.
    Elat (WiBiLex. Das wissenschaftliche Bibellexikon im Internet)
    In: Bauks, M.; Pietsch, M.; Alkier, S. (Eds.)
    Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft. 2024.
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  • Hagemeyer, F.
    Punon (WiBiLex. Das wissenschaftliche Bibellexikon im Internet)
    In: Bauks, M.; Pietsch, M.; Alkier, S. (Eds.)
    Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft. 2024.
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more publications

  • Invited lectures: "Interactions and Exchange Processes as Driving Forces of Social Development in Ancient Palestine", Diffusion Fundamentals X Conference, 6-8 September, Taschkent, Usbekistan
    Hagemeyer, Felix (Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt)
    awarded in 2023 by Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig.
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  • Publikationspreis: Wolfgang-Scheuffler-Forschungspreis 2023
    Hagemeyer, Felix (Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt)
    awarded in 2023 by Wolfgang-Scheuffler-Stiftung.
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  • Publikationspreis: Nachwuchsförderpreis des Fördervereins der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig
    Hagemeyer, Felix (Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt)
    awarded in 2023 by Förderverein der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig.
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  • Invited lectures: "Seevölker - Philister - Bundeslade? Die Ausgrabungen der Universitäten Leipzig und Tel Aviv am eisenzeitlichen Hafen von Aschdod-Yam (Israel)", 21.02.2024, Rotary Club Leipzig
    Hagemeyer, Felix (Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt)
    awarded in 2024 by Rotary Club Leipzig-Centrum.
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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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  • Geschichte und Religion Israels und seiner Umwelt
    Excavation at Tell el-Badawiya/Hannathon, Lower Galilee
    Start Date of Collaboration: 01/12/2022
    External participating organisations: Ben Gurion University of Negev (Beer Sheva, Israel)
    Involved persons: Berlejung, Angelika; 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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more events

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.

 

  • Key Texts of the Hebrew Bible in historical Perspective

    On selected texts of the Hebrew Bible (e.g. Exodus narrative, story of David's rise), "key events" of the narrated history of Israel are examined in the light of extra-biblical sources (e.g. archaeological finds). On the basis of the current state of research, students are enabled to read the biblical texts against their social and religious historical background.

  • 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.

  • Neighbors, Strangers, Friends? The nations in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and in the Ancient Near East

    Israel's various neighbors play a central role in the texts of the Old Testament. The seminar turns to the individual peoples (e.g. Egyptians, Philistines, Moabites) and their concrete significance for the history of Israel/Palestine through the study of relevant Old Testament/Hebrew Bible texts and extra-biblical sources.