August 30, 2019
Thomas Römer, who has been a professor at the Collège de France since 2007 (The Hebrew Bible and its contexts chair), has been appointed by presidential decree as the new chairman (administrateur) of the Collège de France, starting September 1, 2019, following his election at the June 2019 meeting of the Collège de France Faculty. He succeeds Prof. Alain Pochiantz in this capacity.
A specialist of the Bible in the context of the Ancient World, Prof. Thomas Römer is an internationally renowned scholar, author of more than 350 scientific publications. His research on the historical study of religion combines a philological and literary approach to texts with ancient history and archeology of the Middle-East. Thomas Römer is Knight of the Legion of Honor.