2006 Hubert Wolf

Professor of Medieval and Modern Church History / Münster, Germany

Born in 1959 Hubert Wolf is one of the leading church historians in Germany. Already since 1992, he has been researching the immeasurably rich archive holdings of the Roman Inquisition and Index Congregation, even though they were not accessible at the time. In the same year he was appointed to the international scientific advisory board of the Archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. His book "The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio" received strong public interest and appeared on the nonfiction book leaderboard of the Süddeutsche Zeitung at number 1. His long-term DRG project is closely related to the invention Gutenbergs, as the printing of censorship a whole new Dimension lent. Wolf's latest book "Index - The Vatican and the Forbidden Books" gives his audience a look behind the scenes. In 2006, the theologian received the Gutenberg Prize from the City of Mainz and the International Gutenberg Society for his research on papal book censorship and for his exploration work in the Roman archives.