Hartmut Böhme

Senior Fellow from october 2009 - september 2010
Hartmut Böhme received his Ph.D. in 1973 in Hamburg. In 1977, he was appointed professor of Modern German Literature at the University of Hamburg. In 1988, habilitation in Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Bremen. 1990-92, he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI). In 1993, he was appointed professor for Cultural Theory and the History of Mentalities at Humboldt University, Berlin. From 1994-1996, he was Chair of the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences. From 1994-97, he was member of the “Germanistische Kommission” [Committee for German Literature] of the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation]. As a visiting professor, he stayed in the USA (1996 and 1998) and in Japan (2002). From 2000-2002, he was Chair of the Philosophical Faculty of Humboldt University; since May 2002, he is member of the Academic Senate of HU. He directs research projects at the Sonderforschungsbereich 447, Kulturen des Performativen, Freie Universität Berlin, (since 1999) and at Sonderforschungsbereich 644 Transformationen der Antike (Humboldt-Universität/Freie Universität/ Max Planck Institute for the History of Science). He is also spokesman of the latter SFB.