Short CV/Education and training

  • 1963 – 1970
    Studied German and Romance philology and philosophy at the University of Würzburg, Heidelberg University, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin and the University of Cologne, Germany

  • 1970
    PhD from the Philosophical Faculty, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1970 – 1985
    Lecturer at the University of Cologne and in the Literary Studies section of the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 1980
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in the field of older German philology at the Philosophical Faculty, University of Konstanz

  • 1985 – 1986
    University professor (C3) at the University of Oldenburg, Germany

  • 1986 – 1994
    University professor (C4) at RWTH Aachen University

Selected publications

  • Peters, U.: Religiöse Erfahrung als literarisches Faktum. Zur Vorgeschichte und Genese frauenmystischer Texte des 13. und 14. Jahrhunderts, Tübingen (Niemeyer) 1988.

  • Peters, U.: Von der Sozialgeschichte zur Kulturwissenschaft. Aufsätze 1973 – 2000, Tübingen/Basel 2004.

  • Peters, U.: Das Ich im Bild. Die Figur des Autors in volkssprachigen Bilderhandschriften des 13. bis 16. Jahrhunderts, Cologne/Weimar/Vienna 2008.

Selected projects

Editorial work on:

  • Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie (Journal of German Philology)

  • Poetica

  • Bibliotheca Germanica

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Directorate of Collaborative Research Centre (SFB)/FK 427 "Media and cultural communication"

  • University council of the University of Cologne, Germany, since 2008

  • Selections committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (research awards), since 2005

  • Scientific committee of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, since 2005

  • International selections committee for the Elite Network of Bavaria, since 2004

  • Chairperson of the selections committee for the Communicator Prize, 1999 – 2004

  • Vice president of the German Research Foundation (DFG), 1998 – 2004

  • Chairperson of the DFG's long-term committee, 1998 – 2002

  • Full member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, since 1996

  • Nominating committee for the DFG's Leibniz Prize, 1995 – 1998

  • Senate and executive committee of the DFG, 1991 – 1993

  • DFG senate committee for editions of German philology, 1989 – 1991


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