Short CV/Education and training

  • 1965 – 1974
    Studied anthropology, history and German philology at Marburg University, Kiel University and LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1975
    Doctorate (Dr phil.) at Kiel University

  • 1976 – 1977
    Editor at the publishing house Kallmeyer Verlag in Wolfenbüttel, Germany

  • 1976 – 1986
    Research associate in the project "The diffusion of urban and bourgeois culture from the 17th to the 20th century" within the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 164 "Comparative historical urban research" at the University of Münster, Germany

  • 1981 – 1984
    Editorial assistant, Ethnologia Europaea

  • 1979 – 1986
    Instructor in the Department of Ethnology at the University of Münster

  • 1986
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in ethnology in Department 7 - Philosophy – in der Philosophischen Fakultät at the University of Münster; Appointed professor (temporary) at the University of Münster

  • 1987
    Acting Chair in the Institute of European Ethnology / Folklore Studies at Kiel University

  • 1988
    Appointed to a C3 professorship in ethnology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • 1992
    Appointed to a C4 professorship in ethnology at the University of Münster

  • 1993 – 2011
    C4 professor and acting director of ethnology at the University of Münster

  • 1993 – 2014
    Chairperson of the Commission for Ethnology and Folklore in Westphalia

Selected publications

  • R.-E. Mohrmann (Hg.), Generationenbeziehungen in Familie und Gesellschaft (Beiträge zur Volkskultur in Nordwestdeutschland 118), Münster u.a. 2011

  • R.-E. Mohrmann (Hg.), Audioarchive. Tondokumente digitalisieren, erschließen und auswerten (Beiträge zur Volkskultur in Nordwestdeutschland 121), Münster u.a. 2013

  • R.-E. Mohrmann (Hg.), Volkskunde im Spiegel von Literaturbesprechungen einer landesgeschichtlichen Zeitschrift (Münsteraner Schriften zur Volkskunde/Europäischen Ethnologie 18), Münster u.a. 2013

  • Mohrmann, R.-E. (ed.): Alternative Spiritualität heute (Beiträge zur Volkskultur in Nordwestdeutschland, Bd. 114), Münster etc. 2010.

  • Mohrmann, R.-E.: Handwerk im frühneuzeitlichen Bild. In: Stollberg-Rilinger, B., Weissbrich, T. (eds.): Die Bildlichkeit symbolischer Akte. Internationale Meeting of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 496 at the University of Münster, 10 Oct.-12 Oct.2007 (Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme. Monograph series of SFB 496), Münster 2010. pp. 105-126.

  • Mohrmann, R.-E.: Der feine Griff zum Glas. Zur Anatomie einer frühneuzeitlichen Handgeste. In: Alzheimer, H. et al.(eds.): Bilder – Sachen – Mentalitäten. Arbeitsfelder historischer Kulturwissenschaften. Wolfgang Brückner on the occasion of his 80th birthday, Regensburg 2010. pp. 659-672.

  • Krug-Richter, B., Mohrmann, R.-E.(eds.): Frühneuzeitliche Universitätskulturen. Kulturhistorische Perspektiven auf die Hochschulen in Europa, Cologne etc. 2009.

  • Mohrmann,R.-E. (ed.): Kulturhistorische Nahrungsforschung in Europa. Festschrift for Günter Wiegelmann on the occasion of his 80th birthday (Rheinisch-westfälische Zeitschrift für Volkskunde 53), Bonn, Münster, 2008.

  • Mohrmann, R.-E. et al.(eds.): Historizität. Vom Umgang mit Geschichte, Münster etc. 2007.

  • Mohrmann, R.-E. (ed.): Essen und Trinken in der Moderne (Beiträge zur Volkskultur in Nordwestdeutschland 108), Münster etc. 2006.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "My 18th November"

  • "How does Westphalia eat?"

  • "The repurposing of churches in Westphalia and its effects"

  • Subject-matter editor for the project "European History Online" (EGO), Mainz, for the area of European Ethnology, since 2008

  • Project director for the research project "Digital collection, indexing and long-term archiving of the holdings of the archive of the Commission for Ethnology and Folklore in Westphalia"; funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2006-2010

  • Project director of the research project "Everyday life and the living environment of displaced poor people ("the landless") in the 19th century in Westphalia"; funded by the German Research Foundation, 2006 – 2007

  • Project director of the research project "Nationalism and everyday life on the German–Belgian border (1815 – 1920)"; funded by the German Research Foundation , 2005 – 2006

  • Director of a sub-project within the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 496 "Symbolic communication and social value systems from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution", 2000-2012

  • Project director of the research project "Stereotype and visual media – European national stereotypes in popular English prints and other sources"; funded by the German Research Foundation , 1999 – 2002

  • Project director of the research project "Auction. On the cultural history of second-hand items"; funded by the German Research Foundation, 1998 – 2002

  • Project director of the research project "Collection and indexing of the photo archive of the Commission for Ethnology and Folklore in Westphalia using modern methods of data processing"; funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, 1997 – 2002

  • Project director of the research project "History and life of the Jewish population in the Holy Roman Empire, using the city and Principality of Minden in the early modern period as an example"; funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, 1996 – 2002

  • Member of the advisory board for the Council of Europe exhibition 1998 in Münster/Osnabrück: "350 years of the Peace of Westphalia", 1994 – 1998

  • Member of the faculty in the Research Training Group "Conflicts within the context of social and cultural diversity" at the University of Münster, 1994 – 1997

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chairperson of the Commission for Ethnology and Folklore in Westphalia, 1993-2014

  • Chairperson of the advisory board of the Germanischen Nationalmuseums (Germanic National Museum), Nuremberg, Germany, since 2009

  • Member of the board of trustees of the Museumsdorf Cloppenburg – Niedersächsisches Freilichtmuseum Foundation (open-air museum of Cloppenburg in Lower Saxony), since 2009

  • Member of the advisory board of the project "Human and environment. Pilot project to integrate research, museological documentation and pedagogy" at the Museumsdorf Cloppenburg, since 2009

  • Fellow at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, Netherlands, 2006

  • Member of the board of trustees of the Institute for the Study of Realia from the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, Krems, Austria, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2005-2010

  • Co-editor of Beiträge zur Stadtgeschichte and Urbanisierungsforschung (Contributions to Urban History and Urbanisation Research), since 2003

  • Member of the Royal Gustav Adolf Academy for Swedish Ethnology and Folklore, Uppsala, Sweden (Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademie för svensk folkkultur), 2001

  • Member of the advisory board of the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF – Institute for Scientific Film) in Göttingen, Germany, 1997-2005

  • Member of the steering committee and the core group of the programme "Cultural Exchange in Europe 1400 – 1700" (team leader Robert Muchembled) of the European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France, 1997-2010

  • Member of the Historical Commission for Lower Saxony and Bremen, since 1997

  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Ethnologia Europaea – Journal of European Ethnology, 1996-2013

  • Member of the advisory board of the Institute for Comparative Urban History, Münster, Germany, since 1994

  • Associate member of Folklore Fellows International, Helsinki, Finland, since 1993

  • Member of the advisory committee "Ethnology" of the IWF, Göttingen, since 1993

  • Chairperson of the Westfälische Vereinigung für Volkskunde (Westphalian Association for Ethnology and Folklore), 1993-2010

  • Co-editor of the Rheinisch-westfälischen Zeitschrift für Volkskunde (Rhenish-Westphalian Journal for Ethnology and Folklore), since 1993

  • Reviewer for the Volkswagen Foundation; for the German Research Foundation (DFG) – Collaborative Research Centres, (deputy) peer reviewer; for the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Brussels, Belgium; Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Vienna; Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF); and the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) ("blue list institutes"), since 1990

  • Member of the editorial group for the series Städteforschung (Urban Research), 1989-2012

  • Member of the board of trustees for Comparative Urban History, Münster, Germany, since 1988

  • Member of the Commission for Ethnology and Folklore in Lower Saxony, since 1983

  • Member of the Commission for Ethnology and Folklore in Westphalia, since 1980

  • Student liaison for the German National Academic Foundation, 1996 – 2011

  • Chairperson of the "Gesellschaft für Volkskunde Münster e.V.", seit 2011

Additional qualifications

  • Member of the International Peer Group Evaluation for the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), Dublin, Ireland, 2003

  • Member of the evaluation committee of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1999 – 2000,and for 4 Institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (History, Culture, Languages) 2011-12

  • Vice rector for teaching and student affairs at the University of Münster, Germany, 1994 – 1998

  • Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1992

  • Member of the executive committee of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (German Association for Cultural Anthropology), 1991 – 1997


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