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Eberhard von Kuenßberg Prize for Historian Dr. Susan Richter

Press Release No. 31/2010
5 February 2010
Dr. Richter heads junior research group in the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe”

Heidelberg historian Dr. Susan Richter has been selected to receive the Eberhard von Kuenßberg Prize, awarded by the Society of Friends of Heidelberg University in recognition of outstanding research work in the history of law by young women scholars. It is named after law historian Eberhard Freiherr von Kuenßberg (1881-1941) and is endowed with 1,000 euros. Dr. Richter is the third recipient of the award which is designed to encourage women with a doctorate from Heidelberg University to embark on an academic career.

Dr. Richter heads a four-member junior research group in the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”. Susan Richter (38) studied at Heidelberg University, where she also received her doctorate for a dissertation on early modern principality testaments. In 2002/2003 Dr. Richter was a senior lecturer at a university in Malaysia. The prize will be presented to Dr. Richter on 9 February 2010 at a ceremony organised by the Institute for the History of Law in conjunction with the Friends of Heidelberg University.


Note for news desks
The presentation of the Eberhard von Kuenßberg Prize will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 in the library of the Institute for the History of Law, Friedrich-Ebert-Platz 2.


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