Jörg Schwarz

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Jörg Schwarz (* 1968 in Biedenkopf ) is a German historian . Since March 2020 he has been teaching as a professor of medieval history at the University of Innsbruck .

Jörg Schwarz at the award ceremony for good teaching (second from left). From left: Vice President Martin Wirsing , Jörg Schwarz, Science Minister Wolfgang Heubisch , Professors Ute Vothknecht and Martin Kocher .

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He studied Middle and Modern History, Ancient History and English Literature at the Philipps University of Marburg . After completing his doctorate in Marburg in 1999 with the work “Rulers and imperial titles in the empire and papacy in the 12th and 13th centuries” supervised by Jürgen Petersohn , he worked from 1999 to 2001 as a project manager at the Konstanz working group for medieval history , primarily responsible for the Editing of the publication for the 50th anniversary of the working group “The Constance Working Group for Medieval History eV 1951–2001. The members and their work ”. From 2001 to 2007 he was a research assistant (C1) at the Seminar for Medieval History at the University of Mannheim ; from 2001 to 2005 with Karl-Friedrich Krieger , from 2005 to 2007 with Annette Kehnel . After completing his habilitation in Mannheim in 2007 ("venia" for medieval history), from 2007 to 2010 he was an academic advisor (temporary) with a focus on the Middle Ages at the history seminar of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg . In 2010 he became an academic advisor at the History Department of the University of Munich . In 2013 he was promoted to the Academic Senior Council. In the 2012/2013 winter semester, he was a professor at Chemnitz University of Technology (professorship for European history in the Middle Ages and early modern times). From 2012 to 2016 he was a liaison professor at the German National Academic Foundation . In 2017 he became an adjunct professor at the University of Munich. Since March 2020 he has been a professor for medieval history at the University of Innsbruck.

His main research interests are the history of the High and Late Middle Ages, in particular the history of the Roman-German Empire, the history of England , medieval city history, the history of early humanism and the history of historiography . In his dissertation he presented an investigation of the imperial title between the 11th and 13th centuries.

In 2004 he was awarded the Baden-Württemberg State Teaching Prize for the University of Mannheim. In 2013 he received the prize for good student teaching from the Bavarian Minister of Science Wolfgang Heubisch .

Fonts (selection)

  • Rulers and imperial titles in the empire and papacy in the 12th and 13th centuries (= research on the imperial and papal history of the Middle Ages. Vol. 22). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 2003, ISBN 978-3-412-05903-3 ,
  • The European Middle Ages I. Basic structures - Migration of peoples - Franconian Empire. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 978-3-17-018972-0 .
  • The European Middle Ages II. Rulings and empires 900–1500. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 978-3-17-019719-0 .
  • City air makes you free. Life in the medieval city (= story told. Vol. 15). Primus-Verlag, Darmstadt 2008, ISBN 978-3-89678-364-6 .
  • with Jan Keupp : Konstanz 1414-1418. A city and its council. 3rd, revised edition. Theiss, Darmstadt 2017, ISBN 978-3-8062-3547-0 .

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  1. See the reviews of Werner Maleczek in: Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters 60, 2004, pp. 711–712 ( online ); Tobias Weller in: sehepunkte 5 (2005), No. 3 [15. March 2005], ( online ); Susanne Krauss in: The historical-political book 53, 2005, pp. 466–467; Immo Eberl in: Swiss Journal for History 55, 2005, 493–494 ( online ); Georg Schwaiger in: Journal for Bavarian State History. 68, 2005, pp. 1198-1999 ( online ); Heinrich Wagner in: Mainfränkisches Jahrbuch für Geschichte und Kunst 57, 2005, pp. 410–411; Gerhard Köbler in: Journal of the Savigny Foundation for Legal History: German Department 126, 2009, pp. 552–553.
  2. Above-average commitment to university teaching , Munich, April 24, 2013.