Wang Banban 王班班

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Homepage of a non-white historian


Marstallstraße 6, Room 109

69117 Heidelberg


Hello world! Thank you for visiting my site!

I am Wang Banban (no pronoun/him/his), a historian wandering in stones and books. Here you will find my ideas, my work, and sometimes my complaints: mostly about Graeco-Roman antiquity, but also about histories in general!

I currently work as a research associate (or wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Collaborative Research Centre 933 “Material Text Cultures” at Heidelberg University (Germany). At the same time I am finalising my PhD dissertation on the epigraphic culture in the Hellenistic sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi (Greece).

A historian’s hobby is reading histories from all times and spaces. History is a science on contexts.

I am training myself to become a digital humanist, focusing especially on the digitalisation of Greek inscriptions and web disposition of texts and data. As an amateur translator, I have translated two research books from English to Chinese, and many inscriptions from Greek to English or French. Once a student activist, I wish that students and scholars can unite ourselves for a better future.


Dec 4, 2023 My contributions to the Attic Inscriptions Online are finally online! I write commentaries on the documents of the Pythaïs procession from Athens to Delphi in 128/7 BCE, on the famous Athenian Treasury at Delphi.
Jun 7, 2023 Attending a wonderful workshop on raising awareness about racism in classroom, held by Dr. Ana Sobral.
May 30, 2023 On my way to Gent 🇧🇪 for a workshop on late antique letters.

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