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History Department Chair Elected Vice President of German Studies Association, First in Florida

By UM News

History Department Chair Elected Vice President of German Studies Association, First in Florida

By UM News
Lindemann is the first scholar from a Florida institution to attain this leadership role

Professor Mary Lindemann, chair and professor in the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Department of History, has been elected vice president of the German Studies Association (GSA).

Lindemann is the first scholar from an institution in Florida to attain this leadership role.

The German Studies Association is the multi- and interdisciplinary association of scholars in German, Austrian and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science and economics. Members are generally professors and advanced students at higher education institutions in North America.


Lindemann will serve a two-year term as vice president beginning in January 2015. In 2017, she will automatically become the next GSA president.

“This is a great recognition of (Lindemann’s) research and contributions to the field,” said Dean Leonidas Bachas, UM College of Arts & Sciences.

Founded in 1976, the GSA holds an annual conference to promote research and study of Germany, Austria and Switzerland; and publishes the scholarly journal German Studies Review three times per year.

Lindemann’s research focuses on early modern German, Dutch and Flemish history, as well as medical history in the early modern world. She has written and edited several books on these topics, and has received major scholarly awards including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1997-98), a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and visiting fellowships at prestigious institutions in Belgium, England, Germany and The Netherlands.

Along with College of Arts & Sciences colleagues Mihoko Suzuki, Director of the Center for the Humanities, and Anne Cruz, Anne J. Cruz Professor Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Lindemann edits Early Modern Women. This interdisciplinary journal based at UM was awarded the 2013 Voyager Award by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

It is the only journal devoted to the interdisciplinary and global study of women and gender during the years 1400 to 1750. Each volume includes essay on early modern women from various countries and regions by scholars from a wide range of academic areas (history, political science, theatre, languages and literatures, etc.).

Lindemann earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1980, and conducted her dissertation research in Hamburg, Germany.

August 05, 2014