Prof Dr Achim Landwehr

©Inka Reiter/Uni Konstanz

Chair of Early Modern History

Prof Dr Achim Landwehr
Universität Konstanz
Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit
Box 5
78457 Konstanz

Phone: + 49 7531 88-2489
Office: F 353

academic support hours:
thursdays 13:30-14:30 (please sign in at the list on my office door)


Current courses see here.

Academic career

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2023 Professor of Modern History with focus on Early Modern  at the University of Konstanz

2019-2023 Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

2008-2023 Professor of Early Modern History at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

2005 Habilitation at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. Venia legendi for Modern and Contemporary History

2003-2008 Assistant Professor for European Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

2000-2003 Research Assistant at the Chair of European Cultural History at the University of Augsburg

1999-2000 Postdoctoral Fellow of the Graduate College "Knowledge Fields of the Modern Era. Emergence and Structure of the European Information Culture" at the University of Augsburg

1999 Ph.D. at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i.Br.

1996-1998 Fellow of the Graduate College "European Medieval Legal History, Modern Legal History and Contemporary Legal History" at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M.

1996-1998 Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt a.M.

1990-1995 Studies in History, German Studies and Law in Augsburg, Freiburg, Basel, Dublin

Fellowships and Awards

2018/19 Mercator Fellowship of the Graduate College "Precaution, Foresight, Prediction. Coping with Contingency and the Future" at the University of Duisburg-Essen

2018 Reinhard-Heynen and Emmi-Heynen Prize of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of HHU Düsseldorf.

2012 Essay prize of the journal "WerkstattGeschichte"

2009/10 Fellowship of the Research Center for Historical Cultural Studies at the Gutenberg Research College, Mainz

2001 Scholarship of the German Study Center in Venice

1999 Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Graduate College "Knowledge Fields of the Modern Era. Emergence and Structure of the European Information Culture", University of Augsburg

1998 Schloeßmann Seminar Award of the Max Planck Society

1997 Scholarship of the Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico in Trento

1992/1993 Erasmus Scholarship


See all publications here.



Von Welt. Arbeitsjournal einer unmöglichen Geschichte [seit Februar 2021]

Research interests

  • Cultural history of 17th century Europe
  • History of the Void
  • Cultural History of World Compositions
  • European history of the early modern period in a global context
  • Rivers and Cultural Infrastructures (Flowing Spaces)
  • Theory of History