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Dr. Henning P. Jürgens

Member of the academic staff, coordinator "Representations of Peace in Early Modern Europe". Spokesperson for Research Area 2 "Sacralisation and Desacralisation"
Room: 03 309
Phone: +49 6131 39 39342
Fax: +49 6131 39 30153


Personal Details:

Since 2007: member of the academic staff at the Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz, Section for Western Religious History.
2003-2007: senior researcher at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz.
1998-2003: senior researcher at the Johannes a Lasco Library, Emden.
1994-1998, PhD scholarship holder in the German Research Foundation Graduate Project “Church and Society in the Holy Roman Empire in 15th and 16th century”, Göttingen.
2000: Dr. phil, Georg August University, Göttingen.
1994-1998: PhD programme in History, Theology, and Philosophy at Göttingen.
1994: MA, University of Hamburg.
1986-1994: studied for an MA in History, Theology, and Philosophy at Hamburg and Münster.

Research interests:

History of Reformation and Confessionalization
History of the sermon
History of print
Early Modern Polish history
Early Modern Peace research


Johannes a Lasco in Ostfriesland. Der Werdegang eines europäischen Reformators, Tübingen 2002 (Spätmittelalter und Reformation NR 18).
Religion und Mobilität (Mit-Hg) Religion und Mobilität. Zum Verhältnis von raumbezogener Mobilität und religiöser Identitätsbildung im frühneuzeitlichen Europa, Göttingen 2010 (BIEG 81).
Streitkultur und Öffentlichkeit (Mit-Hg.) Streitkultur und Öffentlichkeit im konfessionellen Zeitalter, Göttingen 2013 (BIEG 95).
Meilensteine der Reformation (Mit-Hg.) Meilensteine der Reformation. Schlüsseldokumente der frühen Wirksamkeit Martin Luthers, Gütersloh 2014.
Spuren der Reformation (Mit-Hg.) Spuren der Reformation in Rheinland-Pfalz, Petersberg 2017.


»Religious Toleration and Peace« (RETOPEA)

Narratives on Europe today, are often characterised by conflicting views on the relationship between religion and society. However, historical dimensions of these narratives have often been neglected in sociological research, and at the same time, the voices of religious people remain largely absent from legal and political discourses. The RETOPEA project will carry out both research and innovation activities to tackle this challenge.

Righteousness and Peace Kiss Each Other – Representations of Peace in Early Modern Europe

The project focuses on representations of peace in visual arts, music, poetry and other literal forms in Early Modern Europe, which were deliberately used as instruments to promote peace in the public sphere.