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Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel

Director, Department "Abendländische Religionsgeschichte"
Room: 307
Phone: +49 6131 39 39340
Fax: +49 6131 39 30153

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Personal Details:

1974–1981: undergraduate studies in Protestant theology and Romance languages in Heidelberg and Paris. 1981–1982: lecturer and "Élève à titre étranger" at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Fontenay-aux-Roses. 1982–1993: academic assistant at the Theology Faculty of Heidelberg University. 1986: awarded PhD. 1993: Habilitation in Heidelberg. 1994–1998: Professorship of Historical Theology at the department of Protestant Theology, Goethe-University, Frankfurt-on-Main. Since 1998: Professorship of Church History and History of Dogma at the Faculty of Protestant Theology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. Since 2005: Director of the IEG, Section for Western Religious History.

Memberships

Member of the Academic Council
Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur , Mainz
Board member of the Verein für Reformationsgeschichte
Member of the University Council of Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Member of the Inter-Academy Management Committee of the Leibniz-Edition
Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Interdisziplinäres Institut für Kulturgeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit (IKFN) at the University of Osnabrück
Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Scio-Stiftung für Kirchen- und Kirchenzeitgeschichte of the EKHN (Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau)
Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Johannes a Lasco Library, Emden
Member of the Academic Advisory Commission of the project "Briefe und Akten zur Kirchenpolitik Friedrichs des Weisen und Johanns des Beständigen 1513–1542" of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig
Member of the Academic Advisory Commission of the project "Theologenbriefwechsel im Südwesten des Reichs in der Frühen Neuzeit (1550-1620)" of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
Member of the Academic Advisory Commission of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
Member of the Nomination Committee »Memory of the World«
Member of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Gesellschaft

Research focuses and current research projects

Reformation and confessionalization; the early Enlightenment in its western European context
Directing the research project Controversia et confessio. Quellenedition zur Bekenntnisbildung und Konfessionalisierung in der Frühen Neuzeit, a long-term project of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz (www.controversia-et-confessio.de)
Directing the "Digital Primary Sources Edition of Early Modern Religious Settlements" project, which is funded by the German Research Foundation
Organization of the Spring Conferences on the Wittenberg Reformation with the Institut für Kirchengeschichte of the University of Leipzig and the Leucorea-Stiftung
Spokesperson for the German Research Foundation Graduate Project "The Christian Churches and the Challenge of 'Europe'" (http://graduiertenkolleg.ieg-mainz.de)

Editorships

Controversia et Confessio (editor)
EGO | European History Online (chief editor, with Johannes Paulmann)
Leucorea-Studien zur Geschichte der Reformation und der Lutherischen Orthodoxie (joint editor)
Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte (editor)
Reformed Historical Theology / Reformierte Historische Theologie (joint editor)
Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses (joint editor)
Verkündigung und Forschung (joint editor)
Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte, Abteilung für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte (editor)
Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte (joint editor)

Selected publications

Die Bekenntnisschriften der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche. Vollständige Neuedition, vol 1 (main volume), 2 and 3 (sources and materials volumes), with the collaboration of Marion Bechtold-Mayer and Johannes Hund, Göttingen 2014.
(with Armin Kohnle), Gute Ordnung. Ordnungsmodelle und Ordnungsvorstellungen in der Reformationszeit, Leipzig 2014 (Leucorea - Studien zur Geschichte der Reformation und der Lutherischen Orthodoxie 25).
Robert Kolb, Irene Dingel, L’ubomír Batka (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology, Oxford 2014.
Irene Dingel and Mathieu Arnold (eds.), Predigt im Ersten Weltkrieg - La prédication durant la « Grande Guerre ­», Göttingen 2017 (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz. Abt. für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte, Abt. für Universalgeschichte Beiheft 109).
Controversia et Confessio. Theologische Kontroversen 1548-1577/80. Kritische Auswahledition, Göttingen 2008 ff.
Irene Dingel, Concordia controversa. Die öffentlichen Diskussionen um das lutherische Konkordienwerk am Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts, Gütersloh 1996 (Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte 63).

Current research projects:

»Controversia et Confessio«

The long-term research and editorial project "Controversia et Confessio" has been based at and supported by the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz since 2007. It is integrated into the research programme of the Leibniz Institute of European History and also involves the cooperation of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel.

EGO | European History Online

EGO | European History Online is an transcultural history of Europe published Open Access.

Religious Perseveration of Peace and Peace-making in Europe (1500–1800) – Digital Edition of Early Modern religious Peace Treaties

The edition provides for the first time the textual basis for comparative research on Early Modern religious peace-making in Europe. It includes detailed introductions and commentaries and covers the period from 1485 (Peace of Kuttenberg) to 1788 (so-called Woellner Edict of Religion).

Research Training Group: "The Christian Churches and the Challenge of 'Europe'"

The research training group examines reactions in the process of European unification, as well as the repercussions and activities that the process gave rise to in the area of the churches. The project also focuses on the efforts of the churches to insert religious concepts of values into the political processes.

The Literature and Culture of Controversy in the Post-Interim Period

The long-term research and editorial project "Controversia et Confessio" has been based at and supported by the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz since 2007. It is integrated into the research programme of the Leibniz Institute of European History and also involves the cooperation of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel.