Felicitas Schmieder, born 1961, professor of pre-modern history at FernUniversität in Hagen since 2004. Dissertation 1991; Habilitation 2000 Frankfurt am Main. Fellow at Historisches Kolleg München (1998/ 99), École pratique des Hautes Études Paris (2007), Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study (2008/ 09), Internationale Consortium for Research in the Humanities (2013) et al.; Recurrent visiting professor Dpt. for Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest; Executive board of CARMEN. The worldwide medieval network since 2011. Main research areas: pre-modern cartography (world, regional); medieval cross-cultural contacts and perceptions; prophecy as political language; history of medieval “Europe”; medieval German urban history; European cultural memory.