Heinz A. Schilling#

Heinz A. Schilling
Membership Number:2282
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 Professor Emeritus
  • 1992 Professor of the History of Early Modern History at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 1982 - 1992 Professor at the University of Giessen
  • 1979 - 1982 Professor of early modern history at the University of Osnabrück
  • 1977 - 1978 Habilitation
  • 1971 - 1979 Assistant and lecturer at the department of medieval history and in early modern history at the newly founded, Faculty of History at the University of Bielefeld
  • 1971 Doctorate at the University of Freiburg

Fields of Scholarship
  • Comparative history of Europe in the early modern period
  • History of political theory
  • Early modern European history over the last twenty
  • International system
  • Reformation and European Confessionalization
  • Historical exhibits in museums
  • Social and cultural history of Calvinism from the 16th to the 19th centuries
  • Early modern modernization of Germany and the Netherlands
  • Political and cultural origins of national identity in Europe
  • History of the Holy Roman Empire and its constituent territories
  • Immigration and minorities in old Europe (Germany, England, the Netherlands)
  • Cities and bourgeois life in the early modern period and the transition to the modern world

Honours and Awards
  • 2009 honorary doctorate (Dr. theol. honoris causa) from the Theology Faculty of the University of Göttingen
  • 2006 12th Stern Lecture Series of the Historical Society of Israel, May 9-16, 2006, Jerusalem
  • 2005 member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2004 corresponding member of the British Academy
  • 2004 - 2005 fellow of the Historisches Kolleg, Munich
  • 2003 - 2004 fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)
  • 2002 Dr.-A.H.-Heineken-Preis for History of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
  • 2001 chair of the Vereins für Reformationsgeschichte (Society for Reformation Research -- German branch)
  • 1998 - 1999 chair of the scholarly committee for the European exhibition "1648 – Krieg und Frieden in Europa“, Münster/Osnabrück
  • 1996 member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

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