Prof. Dr. Ellen Widder

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Foto Prof. Dr. Ellen Widder
Office hours: 
Wed 16–18
Address: 

FB Geschichtswissenschaft
Seminar für mittelalterliche Geschichte
Wilhelmstraße 36
D-72074 Tübingen

Room: 
Zi. 217a
Phone: 

+49 (0) 7071 29-74232

Curriculum vitae: 
  • Studied History, Geography, Pedagogy and Art History, Universität Münster (1975–1982)
  • 1982 State Examination and 1986 PhD, Universität Münster
  • 1996 Habilitation and permission to lecture (Medieval History, Comparative Regional History, Auxiliary Sciences of History), Universität Münste
  • 1986–1989 Research assistant, Collaborative Research Center 231 "Träger, Felder, Formen pragmatischer Schriftlichkeit im Mittelalter"
  • 1989–1995 Research assistant, Department of History, Universität Münster, Abteilung für Westfälische Landesgeschichte
  • 1995–1996 Research assistant, Department of History, Universität Münster, Abteilung für Westfälische Landesgeschichte
  • 1996–1997 Lecturer, Universität Münster
  • since 1997 Corresponding member of the Historical Commission for Westphalia
  • 1997–2000 Corresponding member of the Arbeitskreis für südwestdeutsche Stadtgeschichtsforschung
  • since 1998 Member of the board of trustees of the Institute for Comparative Urban History Münster
  • since 1998 Member of the Alemannic Institute Freiburg
  • Summer 1996 Interim professor (C4), Universität Regensburg
  • Winter 1996/97 Interim professor (C4), Humboldt-Universität Berlin
  • Summer 1997 Interim professor (C3), Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
  • since October 1997 Professor for Medieval History, Universität Tübingen
  • since 2000 Member of the advisory board of the Arbeitskreis für südwestdeutsche Stadtgeschichtsforschung
  • 2002 and 2016 Visiting Professor at the Université Aix-en-Provence/Marseille (AMU)
  • since October 2003 Programme officer of the German-French study programme („TübAix“)
  • since November 2003 Member of the scientific advisory board of the museum "Altes Zollhaus", Hitzacker (Elbe)
  • since June 2005 permanent delegate of the University of Tübingen to the Philosophischer Fakultätentag
  • since November 2008 Member of the executive board of the Südwestdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Stadtgeschichtsforschung
  • since 2009 member of the extended executive board of the Philosophischer Fakultätentag
  • October 2010–September 2016 elected member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tübingen
  • since July 2012 Member of the Kommission für Geschichtliche Landeskunde in Baden-Württemberg
  • 2014 Visiting professor ath the Belarusian State University of Minsk
  • since 2014 Co-editor of the „Schriften zur südwestdeutschen Landeskunde“
  • since 2016 Member of the Scientific Honorary Committee of the Corpus membranarum Capuanarum
  • since June 2017 German spokeswoman for the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the German-French Université/Université Franco-Allemand (DFH/UFH), Saarbrücken
Research Focus: 
  • History of the Holy Roman Empire and Constitutional History in the Later Middle Ages
  • The House of Luxemburg as a European dynasty
  • Places of power – topography of power in the Middle Ages
  • Urban History of the Middle Ages
  • Comparative city history of the Middle Ages as a research concept
  • History of courts and court regulations in the Late Middle Ages
  • The history of women and gender in the Late Middle Ages
  • Illegitimacy (Concubines/Bastards/Networking) in the Late Middle Ages
  • History of Italy in the Late Middle Ages
  • History of administration in the Later Middle Ages
  • Regional History of Westphalia, Lower Saxony and south-west Germany
  • Westphalian nobility in the High Middle Ages
  • History of the Electoral Palatinate
  • Religious material culture of the late Middle Ages
  • Historical Geography and Cartography
  • Global history of the Middle Ages
  • SFB 923 „Threatened Orders“, Subproject C02: Dynastic Ruptures as Threats to Political and Social Order in the 14th/15th Centuries
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