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Henrike Manuwald

Henrike Manuwald received the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for her work in the area of Literature.

At just 30 years, Henrike Manuwald is already an internationally recognized and leading mediator between literature and art history in medieval studies. With her comprehensive approach and precise analyses, the junior professor at the University of Freiburg has managed to create a new picture of 13th century medieval literature and the society it portrayed. Manuwald is characterized in particular by her ability to address current issues such as mediality or visualization mechanisms in medieval constellations. In addition to addressing questions about the relationship between text and images in medieval manuscripts, she recently started investigating the topic of literature and legal history. (Source: DFG)