Professor Dr. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

Rector

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Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger is Professor of Early Modern History at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and since September 2018 the Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg. Her research interests are foremost questions of representation in societies of the 16th to 18th centuries. Her investigations into rituals, symbolic communication and ceremonial have established and opened up a field of research that has changed the view of essential aspects of the constitution and exercise of power in the pre-modern era.

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Dr. Thorsten Wilhelmy

Secretary

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Thorsten Wilhelmy joined the Wissenschaftskolleg as its Secretary in August 2012.
He studied Comparative Literature, German, and History at Saarland University and earned his doctorate in 2003. After that he was a consultant with the Cusanuswerk and the German Council of Science and Humanities.

Professor Dr. Daniel Schönpflug

Academic Coordinator

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Daniel Schönpflug is a Historian at Freie Universität Berlin and has been Academic Coordinator of  the Wissenschaftskolleg since 2015. His main research topics are the revolutions of modern age, the political and ritual dimensions of dynastic marriages in Europe and the history of terrorism.

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Katharina Wiedemann

Head of Press and Public Relations, Deputy Secretary

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Katharina Wiedemann is head of the press- and public relations department at the Wissenschaftskolleg since 2002. She has a degree in literary studies and worked as a journalist before joining the Kolleg. As of the fall 2019 she is also Deputy Secretary.