Short CV/Education and training

  • 1968 – 1974
    Studied history and German philology at Saarland University, Germany

  • 1974
    First state examination for certification to teach at Gymnasium (grammar school) in the subjects of German and history,

  • 1977
    Second state examination

  • 1977
    Doctorate (Dr. phil.) from Saarland University

  • 1991 – 1993
    Habilitation (postdoctoral) fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • 1994
    Habilitation in modern history at Ruhr University Bochum

  • Since 1994
    Professor of modern history with a focus on: Gender history and research into women's history, at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Claudia Ulbrich und Maurice Daumas, Une conversion au XVIIIe s.Mémoires de la comtesse de Schwerin, édité par Maurice Daumas et Claudia Ulbrich, avec la collaboration de Sebastian Kühn, Nina Mönich et Ines Peper, Presses universitaires, Bordeaux 2013 (460 S.)

  • Claudia Ulbrich, Hans Medick und Angelika Schaser, Selbstzeugnis und Person. Transkulturelle Perspektiven (Selbstzeugnisse der Neuzeit, Bd. 20), Köln, Weimar, Wien 2012

  • Claudia Ulbrich, Ständische Ungleichheit und Geschlechterforschung, in: Zeitsprünge 15, 2011, 85-104 ( (online:

  • Claudia Ulbrich, Shulamit and Margarete. Power, Gender and Religion in a Rural Society in Eighteenth-Century Europe, transl. by Thomas Dunlap (Studies in Central European Histories, 32), Brill Academic Publishers 2004, Neuausg. Paperback 2005.

  • Claudia Ulbrich, Leibherrschaft am Oberrhein im Spätmittelalter (Veröffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts für Geschichte 58), Göttingen 1979.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The personal testimonials of actress Karoline Schulze-Kummerfeld (1745 – 1815); critical edition of her oeuvre – German Research Foundation (DFG) 2011 – 2014

  • DFG Research Unit "Personal testimonial in transcultural perspective" (speaker) (see:, 2004 – 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Advisory Board to the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (1100 – 1800) Perth

  • Member of the advisory board to the Mission Historique Francaise en Allemagne, 2005 – 2010

  • Chair of the VHD (Verband der Historikerinnen und Historiker Deutschlands – Association of German Historians) working group "Early Modern Period", 2003 – 2005

  • Chair of the Aleksandra Foundation's board of trustees

  • Member of the award jury for the René Kuczinsky Prize

  • Founding member of the interdisciplinary women's research group "The Ravensbrück Memorial" at FU Berlin

  • Founding member of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre "Middle Ages – Renaissance – Early Modern Period" at FU Berlin

  • Member of the editorial board of L'Homme. European Journal of Feminist History

  • Advisory board for the series Egodocuments and History


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