Univ.-Prof. Dr. Uta Heil

Academic position:

Uta Heil is Professor of Church History at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Vienna.


After finishing her Dissertation at the University of Erlangen on Athanasius of Alexandria and working on the critical edition of Athanasius’ Works, Uta Heil's research has focused on ecclesiastical developments during the Migration Period. She was “Heisenberg-Stipendiatin” of the German DFG and guest professor at the University of Jena and at the University of Tübingen, and since 2015 is professor for Church History at the University of Vienna. She is one of the main editors of the Journal of Ancient Christianity, and currently funded research projects include the critical edition of the “Dokumente zum arianischen Streit,” the digital critical edition of the Expositiones in Psalmos of Pseudo-Athanasius of Alexandria and the “The Apocryphal Sunday in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”. She is also coordinating the new research project “Crafting Emotion: The Late Antique Panegyris as Embodied Experience.”