Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel

Professor for Church History and History of Dogma

 
Dingel, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Irene

Church and Territorial Church History
Leerprofessur

Email: dingel@ieg-mainz.de

Website: https://www.ieg-mainz.de/institut/personen/dingel

Portrait Dingel, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Irene

Biography

  • 1974-1981 undergraduate studies in Protestant theology and Romance languages in Heidelberg and Paris.
  • 1981-1982 lecturer and “Élève à titre étranger” at the École Normale Supérieur (ENS) in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.
  • 1982–1994 academic assistant at the Theology Faculty of Heidelberg University.
  • 1986 awarded PhD
  • 1993 Habilitation in Heidelberg
  • 1994-1998 Professorship of Historical Theology at the Department of Protestant Theology, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
  • Since 1998 Professor of Church History and History of Dogma at the Faculty of Protestant Theology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
  • Since 2005 Director at the Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz
  • 2017 Fellowship at Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften of the Goethe-University Frankfurt/M.
  • 2020 Fellowship at Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies (MCAS) of the University Hamburg.

Fields of Research

  • Reformation and Confessionalization
  • Early Enlightenment in Western European Context
  • The Churches and Europe (20th century)

Current Research Projects

  • “Controversia et Confessio. Edition of Documents on Creed Formation and Confessionalization (1548-1580),” long-term research and editiorial project of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz in cooperation with the Johannes Gutenberg-University and the Leibniz-Institute of European History.
  • European Religious Peace Agreements - A Digital Edition (EuReD), long-term project at the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz in cooperation with the Leibniz-Institute of European History Mainz and the University and State Library Darmstadt
  • Organization of the Spring Conference on the Wittenberg Reformation, together with the Institute for Church History of the University of Leipzig and the Leucorea-Foundation of the University of Halle in Wittenberg.

Memberships

  • Chairperson of the Scientific Commission of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
  • Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (2012–2018)
  • Member of Evaluation Committee of the German Council of Science and Humanities (2012-2021)
  • Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur , Mainz
  • Board member of the Verein für Reformationsgeschichte
  • Member of the University Council of Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Interdisziplinäres Institut für Kulturgeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit (IKFN) at the University of Osnabrück
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Johannes a Lasco Library, Emden
  • Member of the UNESCO-Nomination Committee »Memory of the World«
  • Board member of the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Gesellschaft Hannover
  • Member of the Advisory Commission of the Kalkhof-Rose-Stiftung of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Reformationsgeschichtliche Forschungsbibliothek Wittenberg.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach
  • Member of the directorate of the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften of the Goethe University in cooperation with the Werner Reimers Foundation

Publications (Selection)

  • Irene Dingel und Christiane Tietz (Hg.), Säkularisierung und Religion. Europäische Wechselwirkungen, Göttingen 2019 (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz. Abt. für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte, Beiheft 123).
  • Irene Dingel, Reformation. Zentren – Akteure – Ereignisse, Göttingen 2016.
  • Robert Kolb, Irene Dingel, L’ubomír Batka (Hg.), The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology, Oxford 2014.
  • Controversia et Confessio. Theologische Kontroversen 1548-1577/80. Kritische Auswahledition, Göttingen 2008 ff.
  • Irene Dingel, Concordia controversa. Die öffentlichen Diskussionen um das lutherische Konkordienwerk am Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts, Gütersloh 1996 (Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte 63)

Editorships (Selection):

  • Chief Editor (with Johannes Paulmann) of the Website European History Online (EGO) of the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz
  • Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte (Co-Editor and Editor of the Reviews)
  • Revue d'Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses (Co-Editor)
  • Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte, Abteilung für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte (Editor)
  • Controversia et Confessio (Editor)
  • Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte (Editor)
  • Reformed Historical Theology / Reformierte Historische Theologie (Co-Editor)
  • Leucorea-Studien zur Geschichte der Reformation und der Lutherischen Orthodoxie (Editor)

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Awards

  • Order of Merit of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Hermann Sasse Award for the edition of „Bekenntnisschriften der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche“