Caludia Ulbrich, Professor of History, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Ulbrich’s work is recognized as path-breaking among scholars of early modern Europe. Her first book (1979) on serfdom and relations between peasants and their lords revealed a range of modes by which “subjects” created political space, through the appropriation of legal vocabulary and procedures toward their own ends. It was one of the earliest and remains among the most enduring contributions to theorization of resistance. Her more recent work, on the relationship between Jewish and Christian women, was singular within German-speaking historiography; she was the first to take up questions nearly taboo in Germany and apply to them a number of sophisticated fields of theory. Brill Press has just been published the book as “Shulamith and Margarethe: Power, Gender, and Religion in a Rural Society in Eighteenth Century Europe” (2004).
Prof. Ulbrich, professor at the Freie Universitaet Berlin since 1994, studied history and German studies at the Universitaet des Saarlandes, where she earned her PhD in 1977. She was a visiting professor at the University of Vienna in 1993. In 1994, she wrote her Habilitationsschrift at the Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum. From 1998 to 1999, she served as dean of the History Department, and from 1999 to 2001 as dean of the newly-founded Department of History and Cultural studies. She has organized a number of workshops and conferences. She was awarded the Eduard-Martin-Preis of the Universitaet des Saarlandes in 1977, and the Margherita-von-Brentano-Preis of the Freie Universitaet Berlin.
In addition to a large number of articles, she has published the following monographs:
Shulamith and Margarete: Power, Gender, and Religion in A Rural Society in Eighteenth Century Europe (Studies in Central European Histories) Brill Academic Publishers: 2004.
Shulamit und Margarete. Macht, Geschlecht und Religion in einer laendlichen Gesellschaft des18.Jahrhundersts (Aschkenas Beiheft 4) Vienna: 1999.
Leibherrschaft am Oberrhein im Spaetmittelalter (Veroeffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Geschichte 58) 1997.