Wolfgang F. Frühwald#

Wolfgang Fruhwald
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1275
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Wolfgang F. Frühwald passed away January 18, 2019.

Positions Held

  • Since 1999 President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 1994 - 1995 Chairman of the European Association of Research Organisations
  • 1992 - 1997 President of the DFG (german Research Foundation)
  • 1989 Deputy Rector of the University of Munich
  • 1974 - 1982 Professor of Modern German Literature at the University of Munich
  • 1970 - 1974 Full Professor of Modern German Literature at the University of Trier-Kaiserslautern

Fields of Scholarship
  • Religious prose of the Middle Ages
  • German literature of the age of Romanticism
  • Modern German literature
  • History of science
  • Exile research
  • Science organisations

Honours and Awards
  • 1992 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1995 Bavarian Order of Merit
  • 1995 Honorary doctorates of the Universities of Dublin and Bristol
  • 1997 Honorary doctorate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 1998 Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • 1999 Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and the Arts
  • 1999 Honorary doctorateUniversity of Münster
  • Honorary Member of the American Association of German Studies
  • Chairman of the Commission "Society 2000" of the State of Baden-Württemberg
  • Chairman of of the Scientific Commission of the State of Lower Saxony
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Bavarian Minister for Research, Science and the Arts

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