Winfried Böhm

He was born 1937 in Schluckenau (Bohemia).

He studied Bank Finance and Music, and later Philosophy, Education, Psychology, Theology, History and Politics in the universities of Bamberg, Würzburg (Germany) and Padova (Italy).

In 1969, he became Dr. in Philosophy; in 1973, Tenured Professor of Educational Philosophy, and from 1974 till 2005, was Director of the Institute of Education at the University of Würzburg.

He was several times Fulbright-Scholar and Fulbright-Professor in the USA. In 1987-1988 a Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. From 1983 to 1999 was President of the Institute for European Culture and Education at Garda Riviera (Italy). From 1987 to 2000, was President of the German Montessori Society.

Co-Director of professional Journals, such as Rassegna di Pedagogia“ (Roma), „Pedagogia e Vita“ (Brescia), „Vierteljahrsschrift für wissenschaftliche Pädagogik“ (Paderborn).

He has been visiting Professor at numerous universities in Europe (Roma, Padova, Cosenza, Salamanca, Liége), Africa (Lagos, Ibadan, Cairo), Asia (Tokyo, Teheran, Isfahan), USA (Provo, Harvard) and Latin America (Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Caracas, Panama City, México City).

In 1985 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Córdoba (Argentina). He is Member of Science Academies, such as Messina, Padova, and Córdoba (Argentina).

He is author of over 40 books and more than 400 articles, published in various languages, on Theory and Philosophy of Education, Educational History, Epistemology, and Politics of Culture.

Presently, he is working as author and producer of television and opera projects in addition to his ongoing university involvement.