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Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel

Director, Department "Abendländische Religionsgeschichte" (executive Director)
Room: 03 302
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 at the IEG.

Memberships (Selection):

Member of the Academic Council (2012-2017)
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 UNESCO-Nomination Committee »Memory of the World«
Board member of the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Gesellschaft Hannover
Member of the Academic Advisory Commission of the Kalkhof-Rose-Stiftung of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz

Research Interests:

Reformation and Confessionalisation
Early Enlightenment in its Western European context

Editorships (Selection):

Chief editor (with Irene Dingel) of the website European History Online (EGO) of the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz.
Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte (Co-Editor)
Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses (Co-Editor)
Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte, Abteilung für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte (Editor)
Controversia et Confessio (Editor)
Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte (Editor)
Reformed Historical Theology / Reformierte Historische Theologie (Co-Editor)
Leucorea-Studien zur Geschichte der Reformation und der Lutherischen Orthodoxie (Editor)

Selected Publications:

Irene Dingel und Christiane Tietz (Hg.), Säkularisierung und Religion. Europäische Wechselwirkungen, Göttingen 2019 (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz. Abt. für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte, Beiheft 123).
Irene Dingel, Reformation. Zentren – Akteure – Ereignisse, Göttingen 2016.
Robert Kolb, Irene Dingel, L’ubomír Batka (Hg.), The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology, Oxford 2014.
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).

Forschungsprojekte:

»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 Preservation 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 examined 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 focused 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.