Regionalgruppe München


Dr. Stefan Recksiegel


E-Mail: dgh[at]

Dr. Evi Vogel

E.Mail: evi.vogel[@]

Dr. Lutz Cleemann


E-Mail: lutz.cleemann[at]

Aktuelle Veranstaltungen

Dear Humboldtians,

on behalf of the Munich Regional Group of the Deutsche Gesellschaft der Humboldtianer, we  cordially invite you to the virtual Humboldt Salon on


Thursday, February 11th, 2021, starting 19:45h (the lecture will start at 20:00h) During the Salon a lecture will be given by Prof. Dr. Henrike Lähnemann, Professor of Medieval German in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford/UK with a talk on:


"The Nuns´ Network: Letters and Prayers from Late Medieval Northern Germany"


The presentation gives insight into a collaborative project run between Düsseldorf, Wolfenbüttel and Oxford which aims to make accessible the letter books of the Benedictine nuns of Lüne Abbey near Lüneburg. The collection of almost 1800 letters in Latin, Low German, and a specific Low German-Latin mixed language considerably expands the corpus of texts that were independently written by women in the Middle Ages. The edition brings to light a late medieval culture of letters and provides insights into a wide range of topics – from ordering building material via theological debates to advice on family matters. The edition is made available open access

For an introduction, look at the documentary


We will use the video platform Zoom.

(meeting ID 94239549694, password 941864)


You can connect directly from your browser (for Firefox the latest version is required), but we recommend installing the Zoom client for best audio and video quality.

You are encouraged to connect at least a few minutes before the start of the talk to check the connection. Unfortunately, as we do not yet meet at the IBZ, you still have to provide your own wine and cheese. Prior registration is not necessary for this virtual Humboldt Salon, but we

will happily answer any questions you might have, please contact then


With kind regards,

Stefan Recksiegel and Evi Vogel

(Humboldt Club Munich)

Vergangene Meldungen finden Sie im Archiv der Regionalgruppe.