Wolfgang Huschner

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Wolfgang Huschner (born August 6, 1954 in Wismar ) is a German historian .

Wolfgang Huschner studied history at the Humboldt University of Berlin (HU). Huschner was a student of Eckhard Müller-Mertens . From 1981 to 1991 Huschner worked as a research assistant. Huschner received his doctorate in 1986 with the thesis Studies on the structure of the empire under Konrad II (1024-1039) . From 1992 to 1998 he worked as a research assistant at the HU. In 2000, he completed his habilitation with the work Transalpine Kommunikation im Mittelalter , supervised by Michael Borgolte . From 2000 to 2001 he was a guest lecturer at the German Historical Institute in Rome. Since 2004 he has been teaching as professor for medieval history at the University of Leipzig . Huschner has been a full member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences since 2007 , was secretary of the philological-historical class from 2012 to 2019 and has been its vice-president since January 1, 2020. He has also been a member of the Historical Commission for Saxony-Anhalt since 2009 , Membre since 2008 and Membre du Bureau of the Comité Internationale des Sciences Historiques, Commission Internationale de Diplomatique since 2010 and a member of the Historical Commission for Mecklenburg since 2013 .

His research interests include the relationships between Italy and Central and Northern Europe in the Early and High Middle Ages, the interactions between Greek and Latin culture in Italy during the Early and High Middle Ages, the diplomacy of early and high medieval rulers' certificates for recipients in Italy, and history Mecklenburg in the late Middle Ages and the history of the Hanseatic League in the southern Baltic region. In his 1000-page habilitation thesis, Huschner examined the transalpine relations between Italy and the East Franconian Empire from a south-north perspective. Until then, research had hardly paid attention to the view of the political-cultural exchange from south to north. He was able to show that the Ottonian-Salian royal documents were not written by notaries of lower social standing, but that incumbent and future bishops and archbishops of northern and southern Alpine provenance were hidden behind them. Huschner was able to identify several of these notaries by comparing the manuscripts, the itinerary and the group of recipients of the documents. So he identified the Italian B with the Italian Arch Chancellor, Bishop Hubert of Parma, the Italian D with Bishop Ambrosius of Bergamo. However, Hartmut Hoffmann then expressed fundamental criticism of the methodology and the results .



  • Transalpine communication in the Middle Ages. Diplomatic, cultural and political interactions between Italy and the northern Alpine empire (9th – 11th centuries) (= writings of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica . Vol. 52). 3 volumes. Hahn, Hannover 2003, ISBN 3-7752-5752-7 (also: Berlin, Humboldt University, habilitation paper, 2000; specialist review ).
  • with Eckhard Müller-Mertens : Imperial integration as reflected in the rule of Emperor Conrad II (= research on medieval history. Vol. 35). Böhlau, Weimar 1992, ISBN 3-7400-0809-1 .


  • with Antonella Ghignoli, Marie Ulrike Jaros: European rulers and Tuscany as reflected in documentary tradition (800–1100). I sovrani europei e la Toscana nel riflesso della tradizione documentaria (800–1100) (= Italia Regia. Fonti e ricerche per la storia medievale. Vol. 1). Eudora-Verlag, Leipzig 2016, ISBN 978-3-938533-33-8 ( technical review ).
  • with Ernst Münch , Cornelia Neustadt, Wolfgang Eric Wagner : Mecklenburgisches Klosterbuch. Handbook of the monasteries, monasteries, coming and priories (10th / 11th - 16th centuries). 2 volumes. Hinstorff, Rostock 2016 ISBN 978-3-356-01514-0 ( technical review ).
  • with Enno Bünz , Christian Lübke , in connection with Sebastian Kolditz: Italy, Central Germany, Poland. History and culture in the European context from the 10th to the 18th century (= writings on Saxon history and vocals. Vol. 42). Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag, Leipzig 2013, ISBN 978-3-86583-639-7 .
  • with Frank Rexroth : A future donated in medieval Europe. Festschrift for Michael Borgolte on his 60th birthday. Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 2008, ISBN 3-05-004475-6 .


  • Sebastian Roebert, Antonella Ghignoli, Cornelia Neustadt, Sebastian Kolditz (eds.): From the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean. Research on medieval history for Wolfgang Huschner. (= Italia Regia. Fonti e ricerche per la storia medievale. Vol. 4). Eudora-Verlag, Leipzig 2019, ISBN 978-3-531-91514-2 .

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  1. See the discussions by Clemens Bergstedt in: Yearbook for the History of Central and Eastern Germany 55, 2009, pp. 287–290; Hubertus Seibert in: H-Soz-Kult , June 25, 2004 ( online ); Jochen Johrendt in: sehepunkte 4 (2004), No. 11 [15. November 2004], ( online ).
  2. ^ Members of the Historical Commission for Saxony-Anhalt
  3. ^ Commission Internationale de diplomatique
  4. ^ Member of the historical commission for Mecklenburg
  5. ^ Hartmut Hoffmann: Notaries, Chancellors and Bishops at the Ottonian court. In: German Archive for Research into the Middle Ages 61 (2005), pp. 435-480 ( online ).