Immo Eberl

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Immo Eberl (born May 12, 1947 in Blaubeuren ) is a German historian and university professor .

life and work

Eberl graduated from the Urspring School in Schelklingen-Urspring in 1967 and studied history, German studies and law with canon law as a minor at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen until 1973. In 1972 he received the title Magister Artium and passed his state examination. In 1976 he received his doctorate as Dr. phil.

From 1973 to 1974 he was Head of Section III of the Presidential Department of the Central Administration of the University of Tübingen; from 1974 to 1987 he was a research assistant at the Department of History, Department of Medieval History. In 1986 he completed his habilitation at this university and became a private lecturer at the Faculty of History.

Between 1987 and 1989 he held the position of managing director of the Institute for Danube Swabian History and Regional Studies , a subordinate authority of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Interior. In 1989 he was appointed City Archives Councilor and head of the City Archives of the large district town of Ellwangen (Jagst) . In 2015 he retired there. In 1990, the history faculty of the University of Tübingen appointed Eberl an extraordinary (adjunct) professor . He is a lecturer at the EUCist - European Institute for Cistercian Research at the University of Heiligenkreuz , where he holds courses on Cistercian history and research.

His main research interests are the history of monasteries and orders, the late Middle Ages and regional history .


  • The registry in the history of the former Benedictine convent Ursprunging near Schelklingen. Scientific work to obtain the master’s degree. Typewritten, Tübingen 1971.
  • History of the Benedictine Monastery of Urspring near Schelklingen 1127–1806. External relations, convent life, property (= writings on Southwest German regional studies. Volume 13). Stuttgart 1978.
  • Regesta on the history of the Benedictine convent of Urspring near Schelklingen 1127–1806 (= writings on Southwest German regional studies. Volume 14). Stuttgart 1978.
  • Inventory of the files of the Evang.-theol. Blaubeuren seminar 1817 - approx. 1940. Typewritten repertory. State Church Archives Stuttgart, Tübingen / Stuttgart 1978.
  • 150 years of doctorate at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tübingen. Biographies of doctors, honorary doctors and post-doctorates 1830–1980. With Helmut Marcon, Stuttgart 1984.
  • The early history of the Schwarzburg family and the formation of its territorial rule. In: Thuringia in the Middle Ages. The Schwarzburger. Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt 1995, ISBN 3-910-01316-3 .
  • Studies on imperial and church history in the age of Ludwig of Bavaria. The throne dispute and the beginning of the struggle between Ludwig the Bavarian and the papacy in their effects on imperial politics and the church in the south-west German imperial territory. Habilitation thesis. Typewritten, Tübingen 1984.
  • The families and civil status cases in the parishes Stadt Schelklingen and Kloster Urspring (1602 - 1621, 1657 -) 1692 - 1875. Edited by Immo Eberl with the collaboration of Irmgard Simon and Franz Rothenbacher, Schelklingen 1987 (2nd edition Mannheim 2012).
  • Documents from Blaubeuren and Schelklingen. Regesta from the city archives Blaubeuren and Schelklingen as well as the parish archive Schelklingen (= Alb and Danube. Art and Culture. Vol. 23). Edited with Jörg Martin, Ulm / Donau 2000.
  • The Cistercians. History of a European Order. Ostfildern 2002 (2nd edition 2007; review by Walter Zöllner ).

Immo Eberl also wrote numerous essays, manual articles and research reports as well as newspaper articles, lecture manuscripts and reviews in scientific journals.

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Individual evidence

  1. Ellwangen: Archiving is the art of retrieval . In: Schwäbische Zeitung of May 27, 2015.