Short CV/Education and training

  • 1982 – 1988
    Studied history and political science in Hamburg and at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany.

  • 1988 – 1989
    Research associate on the research project "German craftsmen in Italy, 14th- 16th centuries" under Prof. Dr. Knut Schulz, FU Berlin.

  • 1989
    Research associate on a research project on the topic of women in the services sector, funded by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and supervised by Prof. Dr. Carol Hagemann-White, TU Berlin, Germany.

  • 1994
    Doctorate from FU Berlin: "Deß Menschen Feinde werden seine eigene Haußgenossen seyn ..." – Maidservants in the 'Ganzes Haus' (extended household): Schwäbisch Hall in the 17th century.

  • 1994 – 1999
    Teaching assignments at the University of Tübingen and the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

  • 1996 – 1999
    Research associate on a research project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and lead by Prof. Dr. Luise Schorn-Schütte: Protestant and Catholic clergy during the early modern period.

  • 1997 – 1998
    Contract with the City of Leonberg, Germany, to publish a collected volume in conjunction with a two-year project seminar at the University of Stuttgart: Women's lives in Leonberg (16th-20th centuries).

  • 1999 – 2004
    Assistant under the chair of early modern studies at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2003
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification): Church spaces. Patterns of action by clergy, authorities and congregations in the City of Hildesheim and in the Kleines Stift (small abbey) at Hildesheim, 1550-1750

  • 2003 – 2004
    Acting chair at Goethe University Frankfurt (temporary replacement for the chair in early modern studies, Prof. Dr. Schorn-Schütte)

  • 2004 – 2006
    University lecturer in early modern history and coordinator of the German Research Foundation (DFG) International Research Training Group (IGK) "Political language from antiquity to the 20th century" with partner institutions Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Innsbruck, University of Trento and University of Bologna, at Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2004 – 2005
    Acting Chair at Goethe University Frankfurt (temporary replacement for the chair in early modern studies, Prof. Dr. Schorn-Schütte)

  • 2004 – 2005
    Acting Chair (partial replacement for the chair in early modern studies, Prof. Dr. Kaspar von Greyerz) at the University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 2005 – 2006
    Acting Chair of early modern studies at the University of Kassel, Germany

  • 2006 – 2011
    Professor of early modern history at the University of Kassel.

  • Since 2011
    Professor of early modern history at the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • Since 2013
    Overseas Visiting Scholarship to St John's College at Cambridge, UK

Selected publications

Books:

  • Politische Kultur in der Frühen Neuzeit. Kirchenräume in Hildesheimer Stadt- und Landgemeinden, 1550-1750 (Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte 77), Gütersloh 2006.

  • Frauenarbeit in Haus, Handel und Gewerbe – ihr Beitrag zur Hamburger Stadtwirtschaft im 14. Jahrhundert, Berlin 2005.

  • Kirchen, Märkte und Tavernen. Erfahrungs- und Handlungsräume in der Frühen Neuzeit, hg. zus. mit Gerd Schwerhoff (Zeitsprünge Sonderband), Frankfurt am Main 2005.

  • Expansionen in der Frühen Neuzeit, hg. zus. mit Gisela Engel und Johannes Süßmann (ZHF Beiheft 34), Berlin 2004.

  • Eigene und fremde Frühe Neuzeiten. Genese und Geltung eines Epochenbegriffes, hg. zus. mit Gisela Engel u. Johannes Süßmann (HZ Beihefte 35), München 2003.

  • Mägde in der Stadt. Das Beispiel Schwäbisch Hall in der Frühen Neuzeit (Geschichte und Geschlecht 13), Frankfurt am Main 1995.

Chapters and articles:

  • Forum. Globalizing Early Modern German History (zus. mit Ronnie Hsia, Carina Johnson, Ulrike Strasser, Merry Wiesner-Hanks), in: German History 31 (2013), S. 366-382.

  • Confession as an Instrument of Church Discipline – a Study of Catholic and Lutheran Confessional Manuals from the 16th and 17th Centuries, in: Between Creativity and Norm-Making. Tensions in the Early Modern Era, hg. v. Sigrid Müller u. Cornelia Gottschamel, Leiden 2013, S. 215-240.

  • Laienprophetien. Zur Emotionalisierung politischer Phantasien im 17. Jahrhundert, in: Performing Emotions. Zum Verhältnis von Politik und Emotion in der Frühen Neuzeit und in der Moderne, hrsg. von Claudia Jarzebowski/ Anne Kwaschik, Göttingen 2013, S. 17-41.

  • Kanzelaltäre zwischen Säkularisierung und Sakralisierung, in: Der Kirchenbau zwischen Sakralisierung und Säkularisierung im 17./18. Jahrhundert und heute, hg. von Eva-Maria Seng, Berlin 2013, S. 54-74.

  • Sprachreflexion in der Mission. Die Bedeutung der Kommunikation in den sprachtheoretischen Überlegungen von José de Acosta S.J. und Antonio Ruiz de Montoya S.J. im ausgehenden 16. und beginnenden 17. Jahrhundert, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 36 (2010), S. 161-196.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Research Training Group 1662/1: Religious knowledge in pre-modern Europe (800-1800): Transfers and Transformations. Paths to the modern knowledge society; Project: Prophecy as participation in the process of salvation. Lutheran lay prophecy in the period of confessionalization

  • Collaborative Research Centre 923: Threatened orders. Project C07: Apocalypticism as a threat discourse: Prophetic movements in colonial Peru (16th century)

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) project: The Museum Fridericianum as a travel destination for educational and research purposes during the European Enlightenment. Annotated, digitized edition of the visitors' book, 1769-1796. (completed)

    http://www.uni-kassel.de/~dfgbebu/html/projekt.html

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee to 'German History', since 2014

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee to the Institute for Danube Swabian History and Geography, since 2013

  • Member of the committee 'Historical Geography in Baden-Württemberg', since 2012

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee to the 'Upper Swabian Society for History and Culture', since 2012

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) subcommittee on transregional access to academic and scientific literature, since March 2011

  • Co-editor of the series 'Frühneuzeit-Forschungen' (Early Modern Research) from the bibliotheca academica publishing house, Epfendorf, Germany, since 2009

  • Member of the Historical Commission for the State of Hesse, Germany, since 2007

Additional qualifications

  • Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Kassel, Germany, 2006 – 2011

  • Professor of Modern History at the University of Tübingen, Germany, since October 2011

  • Overseas Visiting Scholarship to St John's College in Cambridge, UK, 2013


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