Karl Hauck (Medievalist)
Karl Hauck (born December 21, 1916 in Leipzig , † May 8, 2007 in Münster ) was a German medievalist . For many years he was director of the historical seminar and the Institute for Early Medieval Research at the University of Münster .
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The grandson of the church historian Albert Hauck comes from the Franconian miller and factory owner family Hauck . He received his education at the Königin-Carola-Gymnasium in his hometown. He first studied history at the University of Leipzig , later, after being deployed in the war and severely wounded, at the University of Strasbourg , with Hermann Heimpel and Walter Stach , among others . In 1942 he received his doctorate there with a thesis on the history and Middle Latin philology of the 10th and 11th centuries, and in 1943 he completed his habilitation in Strasbourg for middle and modern history. His two brothers Albert Hauck (1913–1944) and Ernst Hauck (1919–1944) fell on the Eastern Front .
In 1949 Hauck became a private lecturer, in 1950 an associate professor at the University of Erlangen, and in 1958 he was appointed professor of Bavarian and Franconian national history there . Hauck turned down a call to the chair for Germanic antiquity at the University of Munich in 1959 and in the same year succeeded Herbert Grundmann to the chair for medieval history at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster. In 1964 he turned down an offer to succeed Gerd Tellenbach in Freiburg. Under Hauck, the University of Münster became an internationally recognized center for medieval research and a model for interdisciplinary cooperation in the humanities. Hauck founded the Collaborative Research Center 7 “Medieval Research” with the Germanist Friedrich Ohly in 1968 in Münster. It was the very first special research area in the humanities. In 1982 Hauck retired in Münster. His successor was Hagen Keller . Lutz E. von Padberg was one of Hauck's academic students in Münster .
Hauck was a member of numerous scientific institutions such as the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen (1969), the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences , Medieval Academy of America of the Commission for Bavarian National History , Accademia mediterranea delle Scienze and the Historical Commission for Westphalia . For his research, Hauck was named “Commander of the Royal North Star Order” by the King of Sweden.
In addition to medieval historiography and historical poetry, as well as signs of rulership and royal palaces , Hauck's main research areas were the early Middle Ages . One focus was the sea Germanic-Scandinavian world of the 5th and 6th centuries. Hauck found completely new approaches through the systematic cataloging and interpretation of over 900 golden amulet images ( gold bracteates ).
Hauck published numerous works in the areas of so-called "Germanic antiquity", prehistoric archeology and the Latin and Germanic philology of the Middle Ages. He was the founder and from 1967 to 1987 editor of the yearbook Early Medieval Studies and contributor to the 2nd edition of the Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde . Hauck also founded the series of publications "Works on Early Medieval Research" and the "Muenster Medieval Writings".
- Gerd Althoff : Karl Hauck and the interdisciplinary research on the Middle Ages in Münster. In: Early Medieval Studies. Volume 41, 2007, pp. 1-9.
- Josef Fleckenstein : From the roots of old Europe. The 144th event of the medieval group on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Karl Hauck. In: Early Medieval Studies. Volume 22, 1988, pp. 1-16.
- Horst Fuhrmann : Karl Hauck December 21, 1916 - May 8, 2007. In: Yearbook of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences 2007, pp. 150–152 ( online ).
- Wilhelm Heizmann : Gold, power, cult: Karl Hauck's studies on the iconology of the gold bracteates. In: Early Medieval Studies. Volume 41, 2007, pp. 11-23.
- Oliver Junge: One-sided. Imprint researcher: Karl Hauck on his ninetieth birthday. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , December 21, 2006, No. 297, p. 33.
- Hagen Keller : Karl Hauck (December 21, 1916 - May 8, 2007) . In: Early Medieval Studies. Volume 41, 2007, pp. IX-XII.
- Otto Gerhard Oexle : Obituary for Karl Hauck December 21, 1916–8. May 2007. In: Yearbook of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen 2007, pp. 462–469.
- Literature by and about Karl Hauck in the catalog of the German National Library
- Writings "On the iconology of gold bracteates" by Karl Hauck
- Website Karl Hauck (University of Münster)
- Biographical information on the website of the Historical Commission for Westphalia
- Queen-Carola-Gymnasium Leipzig: Directory of teachers and students 1934 to 1935. Leipzig 1935, p. 3.
- Karl Hauck: Fifty years of historical research. The advance into ethnological Europe. Farewell lecture held on February 12, 1982. In: Frühmittelalterliche Studien 41, 2007, pp. 25–42, here: p. 25.
- Otto Gerhard Oexle: Introduction. In: Ders .: Reality and knowledge. Medieval research - historical cultural studies - history and theory of historical knowledge. Edited by Andrea von Hülsen-Esch, Bernhard Jussen, Frank Rexroth. Göttingen 2011, pp. 11–29, here: p. 17; Karl Hauck: Fifty years of historical research. The advance into ethnological Europe. Farewell lecture held on February 12, 1982. In: Frühmittelalterliche Studien 41, 2007, pp. 25–42, here: p. 42
- See his review of his research in the farewell lecture Karl Hauck: Fifty years of historical research. The advance into ethnological Europe. Farewell lecture given on February 12, 1982. In: Frühmittelalterliche Studien 41, 2007, pp. 25–42.
- Hagen Keller: On the death of Prof. Dr. Karl Hauck , University of Münster , May 9, 2007. Cf. Karl Hauck: Context Iconography. The methodical decipherment of the formulaic golden amulet images from the Migration Period (On the Iconology of the Gold Bracteates VII). In: Hans Fromm, Wolfgang Harms and Uwe Ruberg (eds.): Verbum et signum. Friedrich Ohly on his 60th birthday. Vol. 2 Contributions to Medieval Meaning Research. Studies on semantics and tradition of meaning in the Middle Ages. Munich 1975, pp. 25-69.
- Christel Meier : 50 Years of Early Medieval Studies. In: Frühmittelalterliche Studien , Vol. 50 (2016), pp. 1–13, here: p. 12.
- Page about the estate on the ZSBA website
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German Medievalist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 21, 1916|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Leipzig|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 8, 2007|
|Place of death||Muenster|