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Prof. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

Rector of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger is Professor of Early Modern History at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and since September 2018 the Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg. Her research interests are foremost questions of representation in societies of the 16th to 18th centuries. Her investigations into rituals, symbolic communication and ceremonial have established and opened up a field of research that has changed the view of essential aspects of the constitution and exercise of power in the pre-modern era.