PD Dr. Christian V. Witt
Heisenberg fellowRoom: 04-16, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz (Besucheranschrift), Alte Universitätsstraße 19, 55116 Mainz (Postanschrift)
Phone: +49 6131 39 39406
Fax: +49 6131 39 21050
2017 to 2018 member of the academic staff at the Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz. Since November 2017 editor for the issues Reformation/Church History at the online review journal sehepunkte. 2014 and 2018 teaching award of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
Since September 2018 Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2019 representation of Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2020 appointment as lecturer in the subject Church History there.
Since the winter term 2021/22 representation of the Chair of Church History I - Institute of Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the Faculty of Protestant Theology of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.
Differences as Wealth. A History of the "Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe" (CPCE)
The project fundamentally asks how and why, since the second half of the 20th century, inter- and intra-confessional differences could be interpreted as an expression of religious richness and constructively integrated into specific forms of church community building. To this end, it examines, against the background of 20th century European history, the emergence and development of the "Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe" (CPCE) as a specific organisational form of inner-Protestant diversity.
Reformed Confessional culture in North and Baltic Sea regions
In view of the plurality of early modern Reformedism, can a specific Reformed confessional culture be determined? The cooperative project is pursuing this central question along central fields of interaction in which possible confessional imprints are expected: Cultures of knowledge and economics will be considered as well as aesthetic and political-legal cultures.
The Politicization of the "Nation" through Religious Claims since the Late Middle Ages. On the Profiling of a Political Unity of Action in the Field of Tension of Ecclesiastical Order Competitions and Institutional Differentiations
What role have ecclesiastical competitions for order played since the late Middle Ages in the development of those political units of action which were later to be called "nationes" and which then called themselves such? What significance do theological discourses and religious claims to the concept of nation have for its politicisation and affirmative-self-descriptive establishment, and what interactions can be identified?