Prof. Dr. Bernd Schneidmüller
Professor of Medieval History,
Dr. Schneidmüller was awarded his PhD in 1977. From 1978-1981 he was post-doctoral research assistant to Dr. Ehlers in afocus programme by the DFG located at thedepartment of history in Frankfurt/Main. From 1981-1987 he was assistant professorin the department of history at Braunschweig University, where he received his "Habilitation" in 1985. He became professor in Oldenburg (1987-1990), Braunschweig (1990-1994) and in Bamberg (1994-2003). Since the winter term of 2003/04 has hastaught at Heidelberg University as successor of Jürgen Miethke.
His research focuses particularly on all aspects of the development of European nations and the rise of political, social and societal identities. Schniedmüller is regular member of the Heidelberg Academy of the Sciences, corresponding member of the Braunschweig Academic Society and of several other academicsocieties (for example of the Frankfurt historical commission and the Constance Workgroup for medieval history). In the current period 2014-2017, Bernd Schneidmüller is co-director of the Marsilius-Kolleg (University of Heidelberg) together with the biologian Thomas Rausch.
Books published (selection): Nomen patriae: die Entstehung Frankreichs in der politisch-geographischen Terminologie (10.– 13. Jh.), Sigmaringen 1987. Die Welfen: Herrschaft und Erinnerung (819–1252), Stuttgart 2000. Die Kaiser des Mittelalters: Von Karl dem Großen bis Maximilian I., 2. ed., München 2007. Grenzerfahrung und monarchische Ordnung: Europa 1200–1500, München 2011.
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