Armenian, Ancient Greek, Anatolian, Indo-Iranian, Germanic
languages; Semantics; Ancient law.
Sabine Ziegler studied Indo-European Linguistics, Indo-Iranian Philology, Classical Archaeology, and Ancient History at the universities of Erlangen and Munich. She graduated as Dr. phil. from the University of Erlangen in 1991 and received a publication grant for her thesis on Old Irish Ogam Inscriptions from the Sonderfonds für wissenschaftliche Arbeiten. During both her MA and doctoral studies she was awarded a grant from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, and afterwards a postdoctoral fellowship from the HSP III-Programm der bayerischen Hochschulen.
After one year working in Munich and Eichstätt she became an assistant researcher (Assistentin C1) at the Institute of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics in Würzburg. She then spent 4 years as a lecturer at the universities of Würzburg, Munich, and Berlin (Humboldt University). Since 2004 she has been working in Jena at the FSU and at the Saxon Academy of Sciences as an Indo-Europeanist. She has served as the IMPRS Coordinator at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History since 2018 and as the Scientific Coordinator since 2019. She also taught at the University of Salzburg and worked as an Erasmus lecturer at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Dep. of Classical Philology). From 2016 to 2017 she was visiting professor for Indo-European Linguistics at the Humboldt University Berlin.
She has been president of the
international Society for Indo-European Studies / Indogermanische Gesellschaft since 2016 (www.indogermanistik.org).