Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - History of the Middle Ages from a Comparative Perspective: Early and High Middle Ages

History of the Middle Ages from a Comparative Perspective: Early and High Middle Ages

The Professorship for Medieval History offers courses and research opportunities across the entire spectrum of Medieval History. Our main area of research on Mediterranean courts of the Iberian Peninsula during the High and Late Middle Ages serves to strengthen the Department of History’s European profile. Medieval courts of the Mediterranean were sites where existing cultural boundaries disappeared, new hybrid cultures were formed, knowledge blossomed and seeds of societal change were sown. The interest in these dynamic processes is often reflected in historical research and scholarship, such as the work of the George Circle.

Current debates on globalization andglobal history have led to the heightened study of migration processes. Questions on the history of education and the history of knowledge also play a contributing role to these debates. The Junior Professorship also dedicates considerable study to the works of the Bishops Rather of Verona and Atto of Vercelli, who elaborated new ways to describe the present.


During the winter semester 2013/14 Barbara Schlieben takes a sabbatical term. PD Dr. Gregor Rohmann ( will stand in for her in this time. 

(Homepage of Dr. Rohmann at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)


Informations regarding the Office Hours can be found under the category 'Aktuelles'.


Prof. Dr. Barbara Schlieben

Tel.: +49 (0)30/2093-70545

E-mail: barbara.schlieben (at)


Mailing Adress:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Department of History

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin




Friedrichstraße 191-193a

10117 Berlin



You can enter the building over the two entrances located at Kronenstraße 12 and Leipziger Straße 104.



Office: Friedrichstraße 191-193 Room 4015

Tel: +49 (0)30/2093-70538