Jenny Oesterle

AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future

 Jenny Oesterle
  • History

Areas of Expertise:
Medieval history of Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East, especially: Transcultural history; History of migration, flight, persecution and protection; Interreligious contacts in the medieval Mediterranean; Medieval Arab cartography and historiography; Rebellion and violence; Court cultures; History of ceremonies and rituals; History of historical (especially medieval) studies (Wissenschaftsgeschichte) in Germany and the Middle East.

Membership:
2014 - 2019

Contact

University of Regensburg, Germany

Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte
Universität Regensburg
Universitätsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg

+49 941-9433535
jenny.oesterle(at)geschichte.uni-regensburg.de
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About me

AGYA made one of my dreams come true: to build strong academic networks and close collaborations with colleagues from different Arab universities – connections I hope will last a lifetime!

My ‘biggest project’ within AGYA was a conference on “The Place of the Humanities in Research, Education and Society. An Arab-German Dialogue” (together with Barbara Winkler, Nuha al Shaar and Beate LaSala) which brought together more than 130 scholars from Germany and the Arab world.

I have also conducted successful AGYA projects on historical research in Iraq (with Bashar Ibrahim), on museums in Syria and the UAE (with Ammar Abdulrahman), on the history of philosophy (with Mohamed Alwahaib), and on refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean (with Tamirace Fakhoury). I remain active as an AGYA alumna and continue to work on projects and support active members in their research and academic careers.


Academic Career
2021 - today Professor of Medieval European History and Cultures, University of Regensburg, Germany

2020 - 2021

Professor of Medieval European History and Cultures, University of Passau, Germany

2014 - 2019

Junior Research Group Leader in ‘Transcultural Studies’, University of Heidelberg (habilitation submitted 2019)

2008 - 2014

Assistant Professor for the History of the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

2007 - 2008

Lecturer in Medieval History, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

2007

PhD in History (summa cum laude), University of Münster, Germany

2002

MA in History, Middle Eastern Studies and Theology, University of Münster, Germany

 

My Commitment to AGYA
Former Member of the AGYA Steering Committee 2015 & 2016

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century by Jürgen Osterhammel

Favourite novel:
The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg) by Thomas Mann