Claudia Schnurmann

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Claudia Schnurmann (born March 1, 1957 in Mönchengladbach ) is a German historian .

Claudia Schnurmann studied Medieval and Modern History, German Philology and Art History at the Universities of Cologne and Göttingen . She received her doctorate in 1988 in Göttingen under Hermann Wellenreuther on the England trade of Cologne merchants in the 16th century. In 1997 she completed her habilitation in Göttingen. The Georg August University of Göttingen awarded her the “ venia legendi ” for Middle and Modern History. Schnurmann was visiting professor at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies National University of Ireland Galway in 2001/2002 and 2002/2003. Since October 2003 she has been a professor of North American and Atlantic history at the Department of History at the University of Hamburg .

Schnurmann conducts research on Hamburg-American relations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Other research activities include the correspondence of Franz and Mathilde Lieber (1828–1871) and the diaries of George Peterson Jenkins (1849–1897) and Francis A. Hester (1820–1899). In 2001 she was awarded the Foreign Language Book Prize of the Organization of American Historians for the world's best non-English-language book on American history 2000/2001 for her portrayal of the Atlantic worlds, the English and the Dutch in the American-Atlantic region 1648–1713 . Since October 2011 she has been a full member of the Academia Europaea . Schnurmann is co-editor of the Yearbook for European Overseas History .

She is married to Hermann Wellenreuther.


  • Paper bridges. Atlantic knowledge transfer in the letter network of the German-American couple Francis and Mathilde Lieber, 1827–1872 (= Atlantic cultural studies. Vol. 11). Lit, Berlin et al. 2014, ISBN 978-3-643-12678-8 .
  • Europe meets America. Two old worlds form a new Atlantic world, 1492–1783 (= Atlantic cultural studies. Vol. 7). Lit, Berlin et al. 2009, ISBN 978-3-8258-1907-1 . ( Review )
  • From an island kingdom to a world power. The development of the English world empire from the Middle Ages to the 20th century Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-17-016192-X . ( Review )
  • Europe meets America. Atlantic economy in the early modern period 1492–1783 (= Fischer. Vol. 60127). Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1998, ISBN 3-596-60127-4 .
  • Atlantic worlds. English and Dutch in the American-Atlantic area 1648–1713 (= economic and socio-historical studies. Vol. 9). Böhlau, Cologne a. a. 1998, ISBN 3-412-09898-1 (also: Göttingen, Universität, Habilitation -schrift, 1996).
  • Commerce and clique. The England trade of Cologne merchants in the 16th century (= publications of the German Historical Institute London. Vol. 27). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1991, ISBN 3-525-36312-5 (also: Göttingen, Universität, dissertation, 1988).

Web links


  1. See the review by Klaus Militzer in: Geschichte in Köln . 31, 1992, pp. 161-163.
  2. Hermann Wellenreuther: From chaos and war to order and peace. The American Revolution Part One, 1775–1783. Berlin 2006, p. 3.