Prof. M. Lorenz


Ruhr University Bochum
Faculty of Historical Science
Room: GA 4/131
44780 Bochum

Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22542
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14041
E-Mail: Lehrstuhl-FNZGG [at]

Main Research

  • Early Modern Cultural and Social History
  • Body and Gender History
  • History of Sciences
  • History of War and Violence
  • History and Theory
  • History and the New Media

Prof. Dr. Maren Lorenz

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since December 2014 Chair in Early Modern History & Gender History at the Ruhr-University Bochum (W3)

  • May 2012 to 2014 Visiting Associate Professor of German and History at the University of Toronto, Canada

  • May 2012 to 2014 Director of the DAAD Information Centre Canada (German Academic Exchange Service)

  • Winter 2011/12 Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of History, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • Winter 2009/10 Käthe-Leichter-Guest Professor for Gender History at the Department of History, University of Vienna, Austria

  • June 2009 to April 2012 Founding Head of the Office for New Media at the Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg

  • January 2006 Habilitation at the Department of History, University of Hamburg

  • September 1998 to May 2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture

  • February 1998 Dissertation at the Department of History, University of Saarbrücken (Dr. phil.)
    (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Richard van Dülmen)

  • April 1993 Master of Arts at the University of Hamburg

  • Winter 1987/88 to Winter 1992/93 Study of History, Psychology (Vordiplom=B.A.) and Political Sciences at the Universities of Heidelberg, Vienna (Austria) and Hamburg


  • Since summer 2014 two-year Senior Research Fellowship by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

  • Spring 2007 to Spring 2008 NEH one-year Residential Fellowship at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.

  • 1997 Ph.D. Scholarship by the Hamburg Institute for Social Research

  • 1994 to 1996 Ph.D. Scholarship by the Graduate Student State Research Fund, University of Saarbrücken