Prof. Dr. Volker Leppin

Curriculum Vitae

1966born in Helmstedt
1985-1991studies in German Literature and Protestant Theology in the Universities of Marburg and Heidelberg and in the Ecumenical Year at Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem
1991First Theological Examination (Territorial Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck)
1994Dr. theol. (Heidelberg)
1995awarded with the Ruprecht-Karls-Award by the University-of-Heidelberg-Foundation
1996awarded with the Hanns-Lilje-Award for the promotion of the study of theology by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
1999awarded with the Gerhard-Hess-Award by the Deutsche Forschungegemeinschaft DFG
1997Dr. theol. habil. (Heidelberg)
1998-2000Stand-in-professor in the University of Frankfurt (Main)
2000-2010Chair of Church History in the Theological Faculty, University of Jena
seit 2006Member of the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften
seit 2010Chair of Church History (Medieval and Reformation Studies) in the Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Tübingen.
Director of the Institute for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies in the University of Tübingen
2011-2017President of the Mediävistenverband
seit 2012Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
seit 2014Speaker of the Graduiertenkolleg 1662 „Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa“
seit 2014

Speaker of “Concepts of the divine as means of interpretation of experience and as a source of orientation in view of the challenges of (post-)secular societies in Europe“ (Platform 4, Excellence Initiative)