Short CV/Education and training

  • 1979 – 1985
    Studied history and Romance studies at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and in Paris, France

  • 1985
    Magister Artium degree (MA) and state examinations

    Practical training in editing at a publishing house

  • 1990
    Doctorate at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany

  • 1990 – 1997
    Research associate in the Department of History at Saarland University and in the German Research Foundation (DFG) Collaborative Research Centre "The social history of the bourgeoisie in the modern period" in the Faculty of History and Philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 1998
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the Faculty of History and Philosophy at Bielefeld University

  • 1998 – 2000
    Acting Chair at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • Since 2000
    Chair of mediaeval and modern history at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 2002
    Visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) Paris

  • Since 2010
    DFG Research Training Group 1599/1 "Dynamics of space and gender"

  • 2011
    Awarded the "Geisteswissenschaften International" (Humanities Internationally) Prize, which is given to support the translation of academic books

  • 2013 – 2014
    Richard von Weizsäcker Visiting Fellowship, St. Antony's College Oxford

Selected publications

  • Diebe vor Gericht. Die Entstehung der modernen Rechtsordnung im 19. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt a.M. 2008.

  • Frauen und Männer des Bürgertums. Eine Familiengeschichte (1750-1850), Göttingen 2000, 2. Aufl. 2002.

  • Wallfahrt und Aufruhr. Zur Geschichte der Wallfahrt in der frühen Neuzeit, Frankfurt a.M./New York 1991.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Training Group 1599: Dynamics of space and gender

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Academia Europaea

Additional qualifications

  • Editor at a publishing house


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