Even though Dr Roland Marti is not a Wend by birth he has chosen Wendish studies as his lifetime work. If you are able to easily learn foreign languages we would like to encourage you to consider Wendish or Sorbian as a field of study. Dr Roland Marti was born in 1953 in Geneva (Switzerland). …
Dr. Roland Marti
Even though Dr Roland Marti is not a Wend by birth he has chosen Wendish studies as his lifetime work. If you are able to easily learn foreign languages we would like to encourage you to consider Wendish or Sorbian as a field of study.
Dr Roland Marti was born in 1953 in Geneva (Switzerland). Studied Slavonic, German and oriental philology in Basel (Switzerland) and Moscow. Earned a Ph.D. from Basel University in 1980. Habilitation in 1986. Taught at Basel University as assistant professor and at the University of Bamberg (Germany) as associate professor. Chair of Slavonic philology at Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany) since 1989 as full professor and head of the department. Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy 1998-200, 2012-2014, and 2016-. Responsible for the co-operation of Saarland University with East European universities. Teaches regularly at the INALCO (Université Sorbonne Paris Cité).
Received an honorary diploma of the Bulgarian Academy of Science and the honorary medal of the University of Sofia on a blue ribbon (2003), an honorary degree (Dr. h.c.) of the same university (2012), and the Order of SS. Cyril and Methodius (first class) of the Republic Bulgaria (2013).
Main areas of research: Historical linguistics, OCS and Church Slavonic language and literature, Slavonic paleography, minority languages, Sorbian language and literature. Member and former president of the Advisory Board of the Sorbian Institute in Bautzen (Germany). Member of the Classe di slavistica of the Accademia Ambrosiana in Milan.
Editorial activities: Member of the editorial board of the Bulgarian palaeoslavonic journal Palaeobulgarica and of the Russian philological journal Slověne, member of the advisory boards of the Sorbian scholarly journal Lětopis, of the Croatian linguistic journal Suvremena lingvistika and of the Italian scholarly journal Slavistica AION, co-editor of the series Bausteine zur slavischen Philologie und Kulturgeschichte (Böhlau, Germany), editor of the Slavonic section of the Encyclopedia of Medieval Chronicles (Brill, Netherlands).
Has published five monographs, numerous articles and reviews and edited several books. We have listed the works of Dr Marti for you to be able to see the level of scholarly work that he has produced and to encourage young scholars around the world to consider Wendish studies for their lifetime work.