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Volkmar Hansen

Volkmar Hansen, museum director, educator. Decorated Committee of Order of Merit Italian Republic, Commendation of Order St. Michael, Portuguese Royal Family Braganc; recipient Jan-Wellem-Plakette award, Alde Dusseldorfer, 2001, Bruder-Jacobi-Plakette award, Freundeskreis Buch, Dusseldorf, 2002; Melwin Jones fellow, Lions International, 2002. Chairman Deutsche Schubert Gesellschaft, Duisburg, Germany, since 2007.

Background

  • Hansen, Volkmar was born on April 16, 1945 in Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany. Son of Karl Heinrich and Gisela Hansen.

  • Education

    • Philosophicum, University Bonn, Germany, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Düsseldorf, Germany, 1974. Habilitation, University Düsseldorf, 1989.

      Doctorate (honorary), State University Kutaissi, Georgia, 1998. Doctorate (honorary), Central Russian Humanistic University, Moscow, 1999.

    Career

    • Teacher Heinrich-Heine University, since 1975, professor, since 1995. Leading redacteur Historical-Critical Heine Edition, Düsseldorf, 1974—1992. Director Goethe Museum, since 1993.

      Chairman Anton-and-Katharina-Kippenberg Foundation, since 1993. Member consultant board Korean Goethe Society, Seoul, 1997. Chairman Arbeitskreis Selbständiger Kulturinstitute, 2002.

    Works

    • Author: Thomas-Manns Heine Rezeption, 1975, Goethe in Seiner Zeit, 1993, Haupt-und Nebenwege zu Goethe. Editor: Lutezia, 1989-1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Chairman Deutsche Schubert Gesellschaft, Duisburg, Germany, since 2007.

    Personality

    Interests

    Rowing.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Hansen, January 4, 1980. Children: Christian, Daniela, Astrid.
    • father: Karl Heinrich
    • mother: Gisela Hansen
    • spouse: Ruth Hansen
    • children: Christian Hansen
    • Daniela Hansen
    • Astrid Hansen
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    Born April 16, 1945
    (age 72)
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    • 1969
      University Bonn
    • 1974
      University Düsseldorf
    • 1989
      University Düsseldorf
    • 1998
      State University Kutaissi
    • 1999
      Central Russian Humanistic University
    • 1974 - 1992
      leading redacteur Historical-Critical Heine Edition
      Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1993
      director, Goethe Museum
    • 1993
      chairman, Anton-and-Katharina-Kippenberg Foundation
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