About me

  • August 2018: Awarded the Order of Iceland Falcon
  • 2016 – 2018: Member of the ACQUIN Board of Directors
  • November 2014 – : Member of the University Council of Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
  • October 2013 – : Member of the University Council of the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg
  • October 2006 – September 2013: Prorector for students, studies and apprenticeships
  • October 2005 – September 2006: Elected member of the Senate of the University of Tübingen
  • October 2001 – September 2002: Director of the German Institute of the University of Tübingen
  • 21 – 25 July 2001: 15th working session of German-speaking Scandinavian Studies in Askov (Denmark), organised by the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Tübingen
  • April 2001: A week of residence as a guest lecturer at the German Institute of the University of Urbino (Italy) as part of the ERASMUS/SOCRATES programme
  • October 1, 2000 – September 2006: Member of the Senate Commission for Research and Teaching at the University of Tübingen
  • 15 – 19 June 2000: “German-Norwegian Encounters” in Tübingen. The organisation was carried out in collaboration with Ingunn Tveide
  • October 1, 1999 – September 2006: Study dean of the New Philological Faculty
  • Since WS 1996/97: Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Tübingen
  • WS 1995/96 and SS 1996: Representation of a C4 professorship in Nordic philology and German antiquity at the University of Munich
  • SS 1995: Habilitation with Venia legendi for Nordic Philology. Title of the Habilitation script: The “Antiquity novel” in the Icelandic literature of the Middle Ages. A study on the translation and reception of Latin literature in the north
  • November 1992 – October 1994: DFG Habilitand Scholarship; During this time 2 times 3 months at the Arnamagnäan Institutes in Copenhagen and Reykjavík
  • 1991 – 2000: Representative of German Scandinavian Studies in the International Advisory Board of the International Saga Conference
  • SS 1987: PhD in Nordic Philology; Title of the dissertation: Elements of narrative. The þættir of the Flateyjarbók
  • November 1983 – June 1984: Doctoral fellowship of the DAAD, which allowed a 6-month stay at Stofnun Árna Magnússonar in Reykjavík
  • SS 1983: Master’s degree at LMU Munich in the main subject Nordic Philology
  • WS 1980/81 – SS 1981: Studied at the University of Reykjavík
  • WS 1976/77 – SS 1980: Studied Nordic philology, modern German literature and elder German language and literature at LMU Munich
  • Born 1 June 1957 in Kempten/Allgäu

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