Short CV/Education and training

  • Studied history, the history of French literature, pre- and early history, and both Classical Roman and provincial Roman archaeology at universities in Zurich and Lausanne; assistant and research associate at the University of Zurich, research funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) for work in Switzerland and the USA (visiting scholar at UC Berkeley), SNF Professor at the University of Fribourg (2008-2014), since 2014 Lecturer in history of the Middle Ages (including ancillary sciences of history) at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Selected publications

  • With Stefan Sonderegger: Der Weg des Landes Appenzell in die Eidgenossenschaft. Das Bündnis von 1513 und seine Vorgeschichte (CD-Rom with interactive readings and commentary) (Edition Ad Fontes: Quellen aus Archiven und Bibliotheken), Zurich 2013.

  • Geschichte im Dienst der Stadt. Amtliche Historie und Politik im Spätmittelalter, Zurich 2009.

  • Kriegs- und Krisenzeiten. Zürich zur Zeit des Ersten Weltkriegs, eds. Erika Hebeisen, Peter Niederhäuser, Regula Schmid (Mitteilungen der Antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich 81), Zurich 2014.

  • Ausmessen-Darstellen-Inszenieren. Raumkonzepte und die Wiedergabe von Räumen in Mittelalter und früher Neuzeit, eds. Ursula Kundert, Barbara Schmid, Regula Schmid, Zurich 2007.

  • "Vorbehalt" und "Hilfskreis". Grenzsetzungen in kommunalen Bündnissen des Spätmittelalters, in: Grenzen der Netzwerke 1200-1600, eds. Kerstin Hitzbleck, Klara Hübner, Ostfildern 2014, 175-195.

  • "En témoignage". Die Denkmäler zum Ersten Weltkrieg im Kanton Zürich, in: Kriegs- und Krisenzeiten. Zürich zur Zeit des Ersten Weltkriegs, eds. Erika Hebeisen, Peter Niederhäuser, Regula Schmid, Zurich 2014, 223-236.

  • Die Stadtdarstellungen in den Schweizer Bilderchroniken, in: Schweizer Städtebilder – Portraits des villes suisses – Vedute delle città svizzere, eds. Bernd Roeck, Martina Stercken, François Walter, Marco Jorio, Zurich 2013, 37-49.

  • Liens forts: symboles d'alliance dans l'espace suisse (13e-16e siècle), in: Ligues urbaines et espace à la fin du moyen âge / Städtebünde und Raum im Spätmittelalter, eds. Laurence Buchholzer, Olivier Richard, Strassburg 2012, 203-225.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Antiquarische Gesellschaft in Zürich (Antiquarian Society in Zurich): vice president

  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Militärgeschichte und Militärwissenschaft (Swiss Association for Military History and Military Science): member of the executive committee

Additional qualifications

  • 2004-2008 Research associate at the Centre for University Teaching and Learning at the University of Zurich, Switzerland; developed instruments for quality assurance in teaching, course materials, and learning arrangements

  • Developed the course "Teaching in English in a non-English speaking environment" (in conjunction with the Language Centre); creation of a homepage as a pedagogical instrument


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • High level of expertise in teaching

  • Have taught at the university level in German, French, English

  • Poise in dealing with the media (radio, television)


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