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Xenia von Tippelskirch is junior professor of Renaissance History at the Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin. Her current research interests lie in the history of mystical movements in France and the Holy Roman Empire (17th–18th century) and in the history of spiritual childhood;

she also maintains an interest in the history of reading, of knowledge transfers and gender in early modern Europe.

Recently she has published a book on female reading practices in early modern Italy (Sotto Controllo, Viella 2011).   She is founding member of EMoDiR (International Research Group on Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism); member of GRIHL – Groupe de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur l’Histoire du Littéraire (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales/ Paris III); ANR-Projekt: Die religiöse Buchpraxis der Frühen Neuzeit im transkulturellen und interkonfessionellen Vergleich (Frankreich - Altes Reich); Arbeitskreis Geschlechtergeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit (AKGG-FNZ); Atelier „Genre“, CRH, EHESS. 

  • Since October 2013 Juniorprofessur „Geschichte der Renaissance“, Humboldtuniversität, Berlin
  • Since 2008 April - 2013 September: Wissenschaftliche Assistentin, Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte/ Geschlechter-geschichte, Historisches Institut, Ruhruniversität Bochum
  • 2005 December- 2008 March: Marie-Curie Postdoc at the E.H.E.S.S., Paris
  • 2007 July, 2008 July: Sias - Summer Institute: The Vision Thing, CASBS Stanford and Collegium Budapest (Wissenschaftskolleg/ National Humanities Center)
  • 2004 April - June: Postdoctoral studies at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris/E.H.E.S.S. 
  • 2003 October: Defence of PhD thesis: Sotto controllo. Letture femminili all’inizio dell’Epoca moderna in Italia (“Under control. Female reading practices in early modern Italy”). Commission: Prof. John Brewer (European University Institute (EUI)/ California Institute of Technology, supervisor), Prof. Hans Erich Bödeker (EUI/Max-Planck-Institut Göttingen), Prof. Peter Burke (University of Cambridge), Prof. Mario Infelise (Università degli Studi di Venezia)
  • 1997 (since September): PhD student at the EUI (Florence), Department of History and Civilisation, supervisor: Prof. John Brewer
  • 1997 June-1999 December: Associated member of interdisciplinary postgraduate study group Graduiertenkolleg “The Renaissance in Italy and its European reception” (Bonn) (supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
  • 1996 August-1997 August: Researcher at the interdisciplinary research project ‘Orality/Literacy’ in the framework of the Collaborative Research Center/ Sonderforschungsbereich 327 (Prof. Wolfgang Raible), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
  • 1996 July: MA Degree, Subject of Thesis: Women in the Italian Renaissance and their biographers at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg

 

Organization of Conferences:

  • Co-organisation of workshop “Passing the Word. Gender and Informal Circulation of News and Knowledge“ (with Pernille Arenfeldt, Bochum, Ruhruniversität), 2009
  • Co-organisation of international workshop “From the Margins to the Centre. Sociocultural Practices, Material Culture and Subjectivity” (Bochum, Ruhruniversität, with Sandra Mass, Universität Bielefeld), 2008
  • Co-organisation of international conference “Genre et religion” (EHESS - Paris, with Magali della Sudda), 2008
  • Co-organisation of international conference “Femmes, irréligion et dissidences religieuses au début de l’époque moderne” (Université de Paris III/EHESS, with Jean-Pierre Cavaillé, Alain Mothu, Sophie Houdard), 2007
  • Organisation of interdisciplinary workshop “Radicalisme religieux et pratiques d’écriture” (EHESS, Paris), 2003
  • Co-organisation of international Conference “Letter as an historical source” (IUE, Florenz), 2000
  • Co-organisation of interdisciplinary conference “Lebensentwürfe von und für Frauen” (Universität Bonn)

 


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