Henrike Lähnemann

Henrike Lahnemann in Oxford 2014

Henrike Lähnemann (born 1968 in Münster) is a German medievalist and has held the Chair of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics at the University of Oxford since 2015.[1] She is a Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.[2]

Career [ edit ]

Lähnemann is the daughter of the theologian Johannes Lähnemann [de], and the granddaughter of the German medievalist Eleonore Dörner [de] (née Benary) and the archeologist Friedrich Karl Dörner; she grew up in Lüneburg and Nuremberg, Germany. She studied German literature, History of Art and Theology at the University of Bamberg, the University of Edinburgh, Free University of Berlin and University of Göttingen. After a PhD at the Universität Bamberg on late medieval didactic literature, Lähnemann worked at the University of Tübingen, where she gained her Venia legendi in German Philology with a study of the Book of Judith in German medieval literature. She spent a year as a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow[3] at the University of Oxford and a semester as Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich. Between 2006 and 2014 she held the Chair of German Studies at Newcastle University, and was also Head of the German Section in Newcastle's School of Modern Languages. Since 2015 she has held the Chair of Medieval German Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.[1]

Lähnemann's current research focuses on devotional writing from northern Germany, especially the manuscripts of the Medingen Convent. In 2010, the German Research Foundation nominated her for AcademiaNet [de][4], the database of profiles of leading women scientists;[5][6] she also chaired Women in German Studies 2009-2015.

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References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "SML Chair of German Studies appointed to Chair in Oxford". Newcastle University. 2014-07-13. Archived from the original on 2014-10-17. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  2. ^ "Visitor, Principal and Fellows". St Edmund Hall, Oxford. 2014-07-13. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  3. ^ "Details of the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford". Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
  4. ^ See also the AcademiaNet website; click on English in the top left-hand corner for a description of the initiative.
  5. ^ An AcademiaNet interview with Henrike Lähnemann (in German): 'Eine spannende Umbruchssituation'
  6. ^ An AcademiaNet interview with Henrike Lähnemann: 'A Voice for Medieval and Modern German'

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Academic offices
Preceded by

Nigel F Palmer
Chair of Medieval German Language and Literature, Oxford University

Succeeded by

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