Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel

Professor for Church History and History of Dogma


© Stefanie Wetzel

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

Fields of Research

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

Current Research Projects

  • “Controversia et Confessio. An Edition of Sources for the Development of Confessional Documents and Confessionalization (1548-1580),” a long-term project of the Union of German Academies in cooperation with the Johannes Gutenberg-University and the Institute for European History.
  • Religious Preservation of Peace and Peace-making in Europe (1500-1800) - Digital Edition of Early Modern religious Peace Treaties.
  • 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

  • Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (2012–2018)
  • Member of Evaluation Committee of the German Council of Science and Humanities
  • 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 Inter-Academy Management Committee of the Leibniz-Edition
  • 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 Scio-Stiftung für Kirchen- und Kirchenzeitgeschichte of the EKHN (Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau)
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Johannes a Lasco Library, Emden
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Commission of the project "Briefe und Akten zur Kirchenpolitik Friedrichs des Weisen und Johanns des Beständigen 1513–1542" of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Commission of the project "Theologenbriefwechsel im Südwesten des Reichs in der Frühen Neuzeit (1550–1620)" of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Commission of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
  • Member of the UNESCO-Nomination Committee »Memory of the World«
  • Board member of the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Gesellschaft Hannover
  • Member of the Academic 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.

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)

complete list of publications