Short CV/Education and training

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    Studied English and Egyptology at Heidelberg University and the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 1977
    PhD in English from Heidelberg University, and in Egyptology from the University of Tübingen

  • 1992
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at Heidelberg University

  • Since 1993
    Professor of English and general literature at the University of Konstanz, Germany

Selected publications

  • Assmann, A.: Die Legitimität der Fiktion, 1980.

  • Assmann, A.: Erinnerungsräume, 1999, 2009.

  • Assmann, A.: Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit. Erinnerungskultur und Geschichtspolitik, 2006.

  • Assmann, A.: Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaft. Grundbegriffe, Themen, Fragestellungen, 2006, 2008.

  • Assmann, A.: Geschichte im Gedächtnis: Von der individuellen Erfahrung zur öffentlichen Inszenierung, 2007.


Selected projects

  • Max Planck research award: history and memory

  • Memory and migration, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • Collaboration with colleagues at ANU Canberra, Australia, 2010 – 2011

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the humanities section, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

  • Corresponding member of the philological-historical section, Göttingen Academy of Sciences

  • Corresponding member of the philosophical-historical section, Austrian Academy of Sciences

  • Member of the cultural-studies section, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

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