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Diem Spends Summer at University of Innsbruck

July 7, 2022

Albrecht Diem

Albrecht Diem, professor of history, is serving as a guest professor at the University of Innsbruck this summer. His post is jointly sponsored by the Institute for Biblical Studies and Historical Theology, the Institute for Historical Studies and European Ethnology and the Institute for Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies. In addition to working on a new project on religious communities and collective sanctity, he teaches "Ancient and Early Medieval Church History," and he will give a public lecture titled "Together holy? Together happy. Experiments of communal monastic life in the sixth century."

Founded in 1669, the University of Innsbruck is located in the capital of the Austrian federal state of Tyrol.

Diem researches the late antiquity and early medieval periods. He publishes on the history of monasticism, hagiography, theology, pastoral care, gender and queer studies. He received a Ph.D. at the University of Utrecht in 2000.

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