Utz Jeggle

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Utz Jeggle (born June 22, 1941 in Nagold ; † September 18, 2009 in Tübingen ) was a German folklorist .

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Utz Jeggle first studied history , German and folklore (with Hermann Bausinger ) at the universities of Bonn , Vienna and Tübingen . In 1969 he received his doctorate at the Ludwig-Uhland-Institute of the University of Tübingen with the dissertation Jewish Villages in Württemberg . His habilitation thesis Kiebingen - a local history from 1977 came into being after seven years of field research . In 1981 he became an associate professor for empirical cultural studies at the Ludwig Uhland Institute. In 2001 he had to take early retirement due to Parkinson's disease.

The main focus of his research was on the regional history of the Jews , the ethnography of village life, the local history of National Socialism , the culture of remembrance and the unconscious in popular life and in the culture of science.

Utz Jeggle supported the publication of the trade journal BIOS .


  • Jewish villages in Württemberg. Tübingen 1969 (Volksleben; 23) (2nd edition 1999):
  • Kiebingen, a local story. The process of civilization in a Swabian village. Tübingen 1977 (studies by the Ludwig Uhland Institute at the University of Tübingen; 44).
  • with Albert Ilien : Leben auf dem Dorf: on the social history of the village and on the social psychology of its residents , Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1978, ISBN 3-531-11418-2
  • The head of the body. A folkloric anatomy. Weinheim u. a. 1986 (Aspects of Man).
  • The Fear of Dying: Death in the Traditional World. Visit to an imaginary museum , in: Johanna Geyer-Kordesch, Peter Kröner and Horst Seithe (eds.): Suffering, dying and death , lecture series on behalf of the Institute for Theory and History of Medicine and the AStA of the University of Münster, series of publications by the Westphalian Wilhelms -Universität Münster (issue 7), with a foreword by Richard Toellner , Münster 1986, pp. 12–31.
  • Head of the project group Ludwig Uhland Institute for Empirical Cultural Studies at the University of Tübingen: National Socialism in the Tübingen district. A local lore. 2nd edition Tübingen 1989.
  • Memories of the Village Jews Today: Jewish Life in the Country. Studies on German-Jewish history. Richarz / Rürup. Tübingen 1997.
  • The foreign in one's own. Contributions to the anthropology of everyday life , Tübinger Vereinigung für Volkskunde, Tübingen 2014 (investigations, volume 115), ISBN 978-3-932512-77-3 .


  • Wolfgang Alber (Ed.): Others. Headless contributions to a folkloric anatomy. Utz Jeggle on June 22, 1991 , Frau-Vogel-Verlag, Tübingen 1991, ISBN 3-9802775-0-X .
  • Wolfgang Alber: My EKW. Utz Jeggle at the Ludwig Uhland Institute for Empirical Cultural Studies. Scientific biography and bibliography, Tübinger Vereinigung für Volkskunde, Tübingen 2008 (Tübinger Korrespondenzblatt, Volume 59).
  • Katharina Eisch, Marion Hamm (ed.): The poetry of the field. Contributions to ethnographic cultural analysis. For Utz Jeggle on his 60th birthday. Tübingen 2001. (Studies by the Ludwig Uhland Institute at the University of Tübingen; 93).
  • Freddy Raphael (Ed.): “… The whispering of a soft waving…” Contributions to the culture and world of European Jews. Festschrift for Utz Jeggle. Constance 2001.


  • Moritz Fischer (Red.): Romania. Access to the Roma in Transylvania. In memory of Utz Jeggle , Festschrift Utz Jeggle, Tübingen Association for Folklore, Tübingen 2010.

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