Hans-Werner Goetz#

Hans-Werner Goetz
Membership Number:3592
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1990-2012 Professor of Medieval History, University of Hamburg
  • 1986-1990 Professor of Medieval History, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 1976-1986 Assistant at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • History of the Early and High Middle Ages (5th-12th centuries)
  • Medieval thinking, perception and mentality
  • Historiography and historical thinking in the Middle Ages
  • Religious thinking in the Middle Ages
  • Christian perception of other religions in the Middle Ages
  • Political, social, constitutional and gender history of the Early and High Middle Ages
  • State and perspectives of medieval studies
  • Importance of personal names in medieval history

Honours and Awards
  • President of the Mediävistenverband 2001-2007 (Vicepresident 1997-2001)
  • President of the Society “Medium Aevum Quotidianum”, since 1995
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the British project PASE (Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Nordic Centre of Excellence 2007-2011
  • ERC Advanced Grant project “POR” (The Perception of Other Religions) (2009-2012)
  • Member of the Conseil scientifique de l'Institut Français Historique en Allemagne
  • 23rd Wolfgang Stammler Gastprofessur in Fribourg, Switzerland (2012/13)

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