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Irmtraud Fischer

Short biography Irmtraud Fischer

University professor at the Department of Old Testament Studies at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Graz.

2017 Honorary doctorate (Dr. phil. h.c.) of the University Gießen (Germany); since 2017 vice spokesperson of the International Graduate School „Resonant Self-World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices“; 2011 Guest professorship for Old Testament at the Facultá Valdese in Rome; 2009–2015 Coordinator for the Section of Feminist Exegesis for the International Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature (USA); 2007–2011 Vice-rector for Research and Continuing Education at Karl-Franzens-University Graz; 2007 Styrian research award; since 2006 Initiator and co-editor of the series “The Bible and Women. An Encyclopaedia of Exegesis and Cultural History”; 2005–2008 Chairwoman of the „Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Katholischen Alttestamentler und Alttestamentlerinnen des deutschen Sprachraumes“ (AGAT), 2002–2005 acting chairwoman; since 2004 Professor for Old Testament Studies at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Graz; 2003 Bad Herrenalber Academy Award; 2002–2006 Member of the Advisory Board for the translation project “Die Bibel in gerechter Sprache”; 2001–2003 President of the European Society of Women in Theological Research (ESWTR); Studienjahr 2000/01: Guest professorship at the “Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem”, Hagia Maria Sion-Dormition Abbey; since 2000 Co-editor of the series “Jahrbuch für biblische Theologie”; 1999–2004 Responsible for the working group on gender research at Bonn University; 1998–2006 Member of the editorial board in the commission for the new translation of the Zurich Bible; 1997–2004 University Professor (C-4) for “Old Testament and Theological Gender Studies” at the Catholic Theological Faculty of Bonn University; 1995/96 Friedrich von Spee endowed professorship at the Catholic Theological Faculty of Bamberg University; 1995 Guest professorship at the Catholic Theological Faculty in Vienna; 1994–1997 A.o. Professor (formerly: Ass. Prof.) at the Institute for Old Testament Studies at Graz University (tenured position); 1993–1999 Member of the editorial board (section on feminist theology) of the international journal “Concilium”; 1993 Guest professorship at the Protestant Theological Faculty of Marburg an der Lahn; 1993 Habilitation; 1988 Promotion; 1983–1994 University assistant at the Institute for Old Testament Studies at Graz University; 1982 Magisterium; 1977–1982 Studies of Catholic Theology in Graz; 1977 Teaching diploma for primary schools, additional exam for teaching religion at primary school level; 1957 Born in Bad Aussee, Austria.

Contact

Head of Department Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Irmtraud Fischer Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 6021

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Secretary
Heinrichstraße 78 A-8010 Graz
Patrick Marko Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 6020
Fax:+43 (0)316 380 - 9305

Web:altes-testament.uni-graz.at

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