Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Heinz Duchhardt

Born 1943|
1963–1968|Studied history, political science and art history in Mainz, Bonn and Vienna
1968|Gained Dr. phil. in Mainz
1970|Academic Assistent to the Historical Seminar of Mainz University
1974|Awarded Dr. habil.
1977|C2 Professor Mainz University
1980–1984|Appointed to vacant professorships in Mannheim, Stuttgart and Bonn
1984–1988|C4 Professor for Early Modern History at Bayreuth University
1988–1995|C4 Professor for Modern History at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster
1994-2011|Director of the Institute for European History, Department of Universal History, Mainz
2009-2015|President of Trustees of the Max Weber Foundation


  • Regular member of the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature
  • Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
  • Memder of the Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Member of the Historischen Kommissionen Westfalen, Frankfurt, Nassau und Hessen (Darmstadt)
  • Member of the Commission Internationale pour la Publication des Sources de l'Histoire Européenne
  • Member of the "Vereinigung zur Erforschung der Neueren Geschichte"
  • Member of the Advisory Councils of the German Historical Institute Paris (1999–2007), German Historical Institute Moscow (2005–2008), Rezensionsjournal »Sehepunkte« (2002–2008)
  • Regular visiting Professor of the Ocean University Qingdao / PR China
  • Board member of the "Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gesellschaft" (1998–2008)
  • President of the "Stresemann-Gesellschaft" (2002–2008)
  • Secretary of the "Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands" (1996–2004)
  • President of the Max Weber Foundation

Research themes and research projects:

International relations in the pre-modern period, constitutional and social history of the Holy Roman Empire, fundamental research on European themes.
Head of the research project Pre-Modern European Peace Treaties online (German Research Foundation).

List of Publications (in German)