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Dr. Julia Winnebeck

Researcher and Coordinator of Research Group "Structures of Dependency in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Western Church"

Julia Winnebeck

University of Bonn
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
"Structures of Dependency in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Western Church"
Heussallee 18–24
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 228 73 62951
winnebeck[at]uni-bonn.de

  

Research

I explore structures of asymmetrical dependencies within the late antique and early medieval Church and similar structures linking the Church of this period to its surrounding societies. My current project "Handling Homicide" focusses on the occurrence of such structures in the ecclesiastical judiciary and the system of penance. Here, particular attention will be directed to what could be called "ethical greyzone cases", such as abortion, suicide, and self-defence. In line with more recent efforts within social and cultural history to review the sources in their context and with regard to their value for a social history, I am looking to compile a comprehensive history of the Church's perspective on and handling of the capital sin of homicide in late antiquity and the early middle ages (400–800).

Current Position

Education

  • 2009–2014         PhD Studies, Department of Church History, Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Bonn, Germany and
                               Trinity College, Oxford University, UK
  • 2002–2009         M.A. Studies (Kirchliches Examen) in Protestant Theology, Universities of Heidelberg and Bonn, Germany

Academic Positions

  • 2012–2019         Research Associate, Department of Church History, Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Bonn,
                               Germany (interrupted by research stays and parental leave)
  • 2011–2012         Executive Manager, Zentrum für Religion und Gesellschaft [Centre for Religion and Society] (ZERG), University
                               of Bonn, Germany
  • 2009–2010         Coordinator Master's Programme "Ecumenical Studies", Zentrum für Religion und Gesellschaft
                               [Centre for Religion and Society] (ZERG), University of Bonn, Germany 

Additional Activities in the Academe and Wissenschaftsmanagment

  • 2019–present     Elected Member of "Fachkommission 1", Evangelisch-Theologischer Fakultätentag
  • 2018–present     Peer Reviewing for Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte
  • 2017– present    Founding Member of the "Interessenvertretung des wissenschaftlichen Mittelbaus an evangelisch-theologischen
                               Fakultäten und Instituten für evangelische Theologie in Deutschland (IVWM-EvTh)"
  • 2014–2018         Member of the Faculty Board and Elected Representative of Academic Employees at the Faculty of
                               Protestant Theology, University of Bonn, Germany 

Third Party Funding

  • Fritz Thyssen Foundation, (joint project 2018)
  • Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) Mainz, (individual project 2013)
  • Graduate, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), (individual project 2010–2011)

Selected Publications 

  • Slaves and Slavery in the Early Medieval Penitentials, forthcoming. 
  • Handling Abortion: An Exemplary Study of the (In)dependence of Early Medieval Penitential Rulings. In: ZKG (2019) forthcoming.
  • The Thompson Case. In: ZNThG 26 (2019), 20–46.
  • Apostolikumsstreitigkeiten: Diskussionen um Lehre, Liturgie und Kirchenverfassung in der preußischen Landeskirche 1871–1914. AKThG 44, Leipzig 2016.
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