retired since April 2018
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
The Balzan FRIAS Project in Global History
Ziegelweg 36, 79100 Freiburg, Germany
Telephone: +49 761/457 5039
Heidi Engelmann, Tel. +49 7531 88-5268 (Wednesday) and
+49 7732 8235492 (home office on Thursdays and Fridays)
Since 2019: Distinguished Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
October 1999 to March 2018: Professor (chair) of modern and contemporary history at the University of Konstanz
October 1997 to September 1999: Professeur ordinaire for the history of international relations at the Institut Universitaire de HautesÉtudes Internationales (today: The Graduate Institute Geneva)
October 1990 to September 1997: Professor of Modern History at the FernUniversität (Open University) Hagen, creation of the newly formed centre for 'Non-Western History'
April 1986 to September 1990: Akademischer Rat (senior lecturer) in Political Science at the University of Freiburg i.Br.
July 1982 to March 1986: Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute London
February 1990: "Habilitation" (second Ph.D.) in modern history at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg i.Br.
September 1981: Zweites Staatsexamen: second degree required for the teaching profession in Germany, 'with distinction'
June 1980: PhD in modern history at the University of Kassel, Germany, 'with distinction'
October 1976 to June 1978: Postgraduate studies at the Department of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science
February 1976: Erstes Staatsexamen (equivalent to M.A.): first degree required for the teaching profession in Germany, 'with distinction'
1974 to 1980: Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
October 1970 to February 1976: Studies: history, political science, German language and literature (Germanistik) and philosophy at the University of Marburg; concurrently training in Mandarin Chinese
June 1970: Abitur (A-Levels). Hohe Landesschule, Hanau a.M. (Germany)
Guest professorships, fellowships
October 2007 to September 2008: Fellow of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, Munich
September 2001 to June 2002: Fellow in Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Wassenaar
October 1996 to July 1997: Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin
Prizes and awards
2019 Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany: Great Cross with Star)
2018 Balzan Prize (International Balzan Prize Foundation)
2018 Honorary Doctorate of the European University Institute (EUI Florence)
2017 Orden Pour le Mérite
2017 Abt Jerusalem Preis of the Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
2017 Toynbee Prize of the Toynbee Prize Foundation
2014 Sigmund Freud-Preis für wissenschaftliche Prosa of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung (Darmstadt)
2012 Gerda Henkel Forschungspreis of the Gerda Henkel Foundation (Düsseldorf)
2010 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2009 NDR-Sachbuchpreis of the Norddeutscher Rundfunk
2001 Anna Krüger Prize of the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin
1999 Gleim Prize for Literature of the city of Halberstadt
1990 Nachwuchspreis (Prize for exceptional achievements of young scholars) of the Association of German Historians
Election as a member of academic associations
2015 Accademia delle scienze di Torino
2014 British Academy
2012 Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences)
2010 Austrian Academy of Sciences
2004 Academia Europaea
2001 Berlin and Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
1998 Insitute for Historical Anthropology (Freiburg)
1998 Arbeitskreis für Moderne Sozialgeschichte