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 (SNSF) for work in Switzerland and the USA (visiting scholar at UC Berkeley), SNSF Professor at the University of Fribourg (2008-2014), since 2014 full-time Lecturer in history of the Middle Ages (including ancillary sciences of history) at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Associate Professor (Assoziierte Professorin) since September 1, 2017.

Selected publications

  • Schmid, Regula, The armour of the common soldier in the late middle ages. Harnischrödel as sources for the history of urban martial culture, in: Acta Periodica Duellatorum 5/2 (December 2017) (

  • Eroberung und Besitznahme. Die Eroberung des Aargaus 1415 im europäischen Vergleich / Conquest and Occupation. The 1415 seizure of the Aargau in European perspective, hg. v. Christian Hesse, Regula Schmid, Roland Gerber, Ostfildern 2017.

  • Schmid, Regula, Schweizer Chroniken, in: Handbuch Chroniken des Mittelalters, hg. v. Norbert H. Ott, Gerhard Wolf, Berlin / New York 2016, 267-300.

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

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Die Berner Handfeste: publication planned for 2018 assembling new interdisciplinary research on the famous Bernese "founding document" allegedly from 1218 (but clearly a fake). New evidence points to its creation after 1250 and before 1265.

  • Miliz oder Söldner? Publication project with Philippe Rogger of the contributions to the conference in March 2017. It emphasizes the points of intersection between mercenary and militia in the "longue durée" from the 12th to the 19th c.

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

Media coverage

  • Check out Swiss TV "Schweiz aktuell" on July 31, 2017 and Swiss Radio SRF4 "Zeitblende – Geschichte im Gespräch" on September 9, 2017.

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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