University of Miami Professor Receives Humboldt Research Award

Mary Lindemann, professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, is a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. She also will hold a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship during the same period.

Mary Lindemann, Chair of the History Department at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, is a recipient of the Humboldt Award.
History Professor & Dept. Chair Mary Lindemann

The award, given by the Germany-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, recognizes scholars whose research, theories or insights present a significant impact on his or her field of study and who are also expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards in all fields of scholarly endeavor annually.

Lindemann is also the recipient of the Reimar Lüst Award, which is jointly sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

“I am honored to be selected for the Reimar Lüst Award/Humboldt Research Award,” said Lindemann. “This award recognizes academic excellence as well as contributions to the promotion of academic exchanges between the United States and Germany.”

The Reimar Lüst Award is granted to no more than two Humboldt fellows in any given year.

Lindemann will be spending the 2017-2018 academic year collaborating with colleagues at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute, Department of History and Cultural Studies, of the Free University of Berlin, and doing research on a major historical project tentatively entitled, “Fractured Lands: Northern Germany in an Age of Unending War, 1627-1721.”

She will also be co-coordinating a colloquium of the Berlin Program for pre- and postdoctoral researchers, which is a joint project of the Free University and the German Studies Association of which Lindemann is currently president.

“In an age when money is becoming increasingly tight for academic research, and research in the humanities is even more endangered, I am very grateful to institutions like the Humboldt Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities for their vital and vigorous support of scholarly research in the humanities and the social sciences,” said Lindemann.

The award is valued at 60,000 euros, or approximately $67,000.


May 24, 2017