CIROTM

Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sull’Ordine Teutonico nel Mediterraneo

Prof. Houben

Born February 4, 1953 in Heinsberg (Germany),Houbert Houben

Education

University of Aachen (1972-74) and Freiburg i. Br. (Germany), 1976/77 “1. Staatsexamen” (final university examination/degree) in History and German Literature

1978 PhD in Latin Philology of the Middle Ages; thesis: “St. Blasianer Handschriften des 11. und 12. Jahrhunderts, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Ochsenhauser Klosterbibliothek”

1992 Habilitation in Medieval History, University of Paderborn (Germany); Habilitationsschrift: “Mönchtum, Herrschaft und Gesellschaft im normannisch-staufischen Süditalien“

Professional Experience

1980-1983 PostDoc Research Fellow (“Feodor-Lynen-Forschungsstipendiat”) of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (Bonn) in the University of Lecce (Italy)

1983-1984 Lecturer (“professore a contratto”) of Medieval History in the University of Potenza (Italy)

1984-1990 Lecturer (“Lettore”) of German Literature and Language in the University of Lecce (Italy)

1990-1992 Reader (“Ricercatore”) of Medieval History in the University of Lecce

1992-1994 Associate Professor of Medieval History in the University of Bologna

1994 Director of the “Istituto Internazionale di Studi Federiciani del CNR (National Research Council) – Potenza

1994-2001 Associate Professor of Medieval History in the University of Lecce

1997 Visiting Professor of Medieval History in the University of Wien (Vienna, Austria)

1999 Visiting Professor of Medieval History in the University of Berlin (FU Berlin, Germany)

since 2001 Ordinary Professor of Medieval History in the University of Lecce

2003-2005 Dean (“Presidente”) “Corso di studi in Beni Archivistici e Librari” of the Faculty of Beni Culturali (Cultural Heritage) of the University of Lecce

2004-2010 Vice-Director of the “Dipartimento dei Beni delle Arti e della Storia”, University of Lecce

since 2007 President of the Research Centre about the Order of the Teutonic Knights in the Mediterranean (“Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sull’Ordine Teutonico nel Mediterraneo” [CIROTM]), University of Lecce (http://www.cirotm.unisalento.it)

2008-2009 Dean (“Presidente”) “Corso di studio in Scienze dei Beni Culturali (Sciences of Cultural Heritage)” of the Faculty of Cultural Heritage of the University of Lecce

 

Honors and Major Fellowships

1991-92 Senior Visiting Research Fellow St. John’s College Oxford

2000 Premio Basilicata (Potenza)

2002 Premio Federichino (Jesi/Palermo)

2006 Member (Corresponding) of the Accademia Pontaniana (Naples), 2010 Ordinary Member

2007 Premio Galeone (Taranto)

2009 Premio Saturo d’Argento (Leporano)

2010 Honorary citizen of Otranto

2014 Premio Umanesimo della Pietra per la Storia (Martina Franca)

 

Memberships in National and International Commissions

Since 2000 member (since 2004 Secretary, since 2008 Vice-President) of the International Historical Commission of Research about the Teutonic Order (Vienna, Austria)

Since 2000 member of the Scientific Committee of the “Stauferpreis” (Göppingen, Germany)

2001-2003 member of the Directive Committee of the Review “Sacra Militia” (Perugia, Italy)

Since 2002 member of the Scientific Committee of the “Centro di Studi normanno-svevi” of the University of Bari (Italy)

Since 2002 member of the International Commission for the History of Towns (ICHT) (“Commission Internationale pour l’Histoire des Villes”, CIHV)

Since 2003 member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation San Domenico, Savelletri di Fasano (Brindisi, Italy)

Since 2007 member of the Scientific Committee of the Research Centre about Comparative History of the Religious Orders (“Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte”, FOVOG) of the Catholic University of Eichstätt (Germany), now University of Dresden

Since 2007 member of the Scientific Committee (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat) of the German Historical Institute (Deutsches Historisches Institut) in Rome