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Prof. Dr. Andrea Hofmann

Affiliated scholar


Personal Details:

Prof. Dr Andrea Hofmann has been the new Professor of Church and Theological History at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Basel since 1 January 2024.
October to December 2023 Fellowship at the Herzog August-Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel
2022/23 Fellowship at the Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald
2022 Habilitation and Venia legendi for Church History by the Faculty of Protestant Theology of the JGU Mainz; in summer term 2022, she takes over the chair of Modern Christian History (Prof. Dr. Judith Becker) at the Faculty of Theology of the Humboldt University in Berlin as a visiting professor.
2020–2022 Member of the academic staff at Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz
2019/20 Teaching price of the Theologische Fakultät HU, for the best compulsory event (PS Reformatorinnen)
2018–2019 DFG Research-Fellowship (Faculté de Théologie, Université Strasbourg)
Since 2017 member of the academic staff at Humboldt-Universität Berlin
2015–2017 Lecturer at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Department Evangelische Theologie
2015 Christine-de-Pizan-Mentoring-Programme, Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz
2013–2017 member of the academic staff at IEG Mainz
2011 fellowship from the Rolf and Ursula Schneider Foundation (Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel)
2010–2013 fellowship from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
2009–2013 PhD in Theology (Dr. theol.) at the University of Heidelberg
2003–2009 studied Theology and Musicology at Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg and Paris Lodron University in Salzburg

Research Interests:

Theology in World War I
History of preaching
Reformation and Confessionalization
Hymns and songbooks
Women and piety in 16th and 17th century

Memberships and functions:

Junge Akademie Mainz [AG Hochschullehre im digitalen Zeitalter]
Affiliated member in the programme Übersetzungskulturen der Frühen Neuzeit
Verein für Reformationsgeschichte
Verein für Pfälzische Kirchengeschichte

Publications (selection):

Psalmenrezeption in reformatorischem Liedgut. Entstehung, Gestalt und konfessionelle Eigenarten des reformatorischen Psalmliedes, 1523–1650, Leipzig 2015 (AKThG 45). 2nd corrected edition 2017.
Matthieu Arnold / Irene Dingel with the collaboration of Andrea Hofmann (ed.), Predigt im Ersten Weltkrieg. La prédication durant la "Grande Guerre", Göttingen 2017 (VIEG.B 109).
Martin Luther in First World War Sermons, in: ZKG 31 (2018), 118–130.
Lieder in den evangelischen Kirchenordnungen des 16. Jahrhunderts, in: Ordnungen für die Kirche – Wirkungen auf die Welt. Evangelische Kirchenordnungen des 16. Jahrhunderts, ed. by Sabine Arend / Gerald Dörner, Tübingen 2015 (SMHR 84), 75–92.
(ed. with Bernhard Gißibl), Multiple Sacralities. Rethinking Sacralizations in European History, Göttingen 2023 (VIEG.B 140).

Research projects:

"In frölichkeit Sein lob außbreitt." Women and the Formation of Protestant Piety during the Reformation and the Confessional Age

Through the publication of prayer and devotional books, women from different denominations and social positions contributed to the perpetuation of Reformation ideas in society between 1520 and 1650. By indexing and analysing the sources, the project inscribes these writings and their authors as important actors of the Reformation and the confessional era in the history of Christianity in the early modern period.

Between the Home Front and the Battlefield – "Images of War" in Protestant Sermons and Devotional Literature of World War I

Andrea Hofmann's project examined the image of the war as it was painted in sermons and devotional writings written in the years 1914-1918 in Southwest Germany (Palatinate, Baden, Württemberg, Hesse, Alsace-Lorraine). The sources examined clearly show the close interlocking of church and politics and the associated creation of new and the breaking up of existing political and confessional differences.