Dr. Julia Winnebeck

Research Group Leader
"Structures of Dependency in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Western Church",  Research Area C

Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Room: 3.013
Niebuhrstraße 5
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 / (0)228 / 73 62562
winnebeck@uni-bonn.de

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Academic Profile

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).

2009–2014
Ph.D. 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

since 2019
Research Group Leader "Structures of Dependency in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Western Church",
Research Area C, Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, University of Bonn, Germany

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 (ZERG), University of Bonn, Germany

2009–2010
Coordinator Master's Programme "Ecumenical Studies", University of Bonn, Germany

2019–2020
Elected Representative of Research Group Leaders, BCDSS

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

  • 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)
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