Uwe Schirmer

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Uwe Schirmer (born April 10, 1962 in Grimma ) is a German archivist and historian . Since 2009 he has been Professor of Thuringian State History at the Historical Institute of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena .

Uwe Schirmer studied history, German and educational science in Leipzig until his state examination in 1991 and received his doctorate in 1994 at the TU Dresden , where he was a research assistant from 1993 to 1997. From 1998 onwards, Schirmer worked first as a research assistant and, after completing his habilitation in 2003, as a private lecturer at the Chair for Saxon State History at the History Department of the University of Leipzig . From 2006 to 2009 he was director of the Leipzig University Archives . His research focus is the constitutional, social and economic history of Central Germany from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period.

Along with Karlheinz Blaschke , Enno Bünz , Winfried Müller and Martina Schattkowsky , he is one of the editors of the New Archives for Saxon History ; In 2010 he was elected a full member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences . Together with Werner Greiling , he has been leading the research project “Thuringia in the Century of the Reformation” at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena since 2013.

Uwe Schirmer is a honorary cathedral dean as one of the eight canons of the Meissen cathedral chapter .



  • The office of Grimma 1485 to 1548. Demographic, economic and social conditions in an Electoral Saxon office at the end of the Middle Ages and at the beginning of the modern era (= writings of the Rudolf Kötzschke Society. Volume 2). Sax, Beucha 1996, ISBN 3-930-07622-5 .
  • Electoral Saxon State Finances (1456–1656). Structures - constitution - functional elites (= sources and research on Saxon history. Volume 28). Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 3-515-08955-1 .


  • Saxony 1763 to 1832. Between rétablissement and bourgeois reforms (= writings of the Rudolf-Kötzschke-Gesellschaft. Volume 3). Sax, Beucha 1996, ISBN 3-930-07623-3 .
  • Saxony in the 17th century. Crisis, war and a new beginning (= writings of the Rudolf-Kötzschke-Gesellschaft. Volume 5). Sax, Beucha 1998, ISBN 3-930-07667-5 .
  • together with André Thieme : Contributions to the constitutional and administrative history of Saxony. Selected essays by Karlheinz Blaschke published on the occasion of his 75th birthday (= writings on Saxon history and folklore. Volume 5). Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 2002, ISBN 3-935-69382-6 .
  • together with Jörg Rogge : Noble rule in Central Germany (1200 to 1600): Forms - Legitimation - Representation (= sources and research on Saxon history. Volume 23). Publishing house of the Saxon Academy of Sciences, Stuttgart 2003, ISBN 3-515-08245-X .
  • together with Joachim Emig, André Thieme u. a .: The Altenburg prince robbery in 1455. Structures and mentalities of a late medieval conflict . Sax, Beucha 2007, 2nd edition, 2008, ISBN 3-867-29021-0 .
  • together with Joachim Emig, Volker Leppin : Pre- and early Reformation in Thuringian cities (1470–1525 / 30) (= sources and research on Thuringia in the age of the Reformation. Volume 1). Böhlau, Cologne / Weimar / Vienna 2013, ISBN 978-3-412-20921-6 .
  • together with Armin Kohnle , Christina Meckelnborg : Georg Spalatin. Helmsman of the Reformation, accompanying volume for the exhibition "Georg Spalatin - Helmsman of the Reformation" in Altenburg from May 18 to November 2, 2014. mdv, Halle / S. 2014, ISBN 978-3-936300-98-7 .
  • together with Werner Greiling, Ronny Schwalbe: The altar by Lucas Cranach the Elder in Neustadt an der Orla and the church conditions in the age of the Reformation (= sources and research on Thuringia in the age of the Reformation. Volume 3). Böhlau, Cologne / Weimar / Vienna 2014, ISBN 978-3-412-22341-0 .

Web links

supporting documents

  1. Employees. In: Thüringen-Reformation.de (website of the research project).