Verena Dr. Krebs headshot
Current Member

Verena Krebs

Gerda Henkel Stiftung Member

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Medieval History, Ethiopian History

Home Institution

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Verena Krebs is a historian who draws on material culture and written sources to investigate the complex relationship between the Christian kingdom of Solomonic Ethiopia and Western Christendom in the late Middle Ages. At IAS, she will work on her book “Africa Collecting Europe: Patronage and Power in Christian Ethiopia, 1468–1530”.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies
current

Degrees

Universität Konstanz, Germany and Mekelle University, Ethiopia (bi-national degree)
Ph.D.
2014

Honors

2022
Dan David Prize

Appointments

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
2017–2024
Junior Professor (non-TT)