Sabine Wichert


Sabine Wichert was born in 1942 in Graudenz, West Prussia (now Grudziadz, Poland), grew up in West Germany and was educated at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main, Marburg, FU Berlin and Mannheim – and, in England, at LSE and Oxford.

She taught modern history at Queen’s University, Belfast from 1971 and was a Senior Lecturer there. She was a member of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland from the mid-1980s to 1994 and a member of the Board of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, appointed by both Arts Councils in Ireland. She published three volumes of poetry: Tin Drum Country (Salmon Poetry, 1995), Sharing Darwin (Salmon Poetry, 1999) and Taganrog (Lagan Press, 2004). A historian by profession her major publication in that field is Northern Ireland Since 1945 (Longmans, 1991)

She died on 8th September, 2014

A notice in the Irish Times stated that her death on 08 September 2014 was “regretted by her brothers, Peter and Christian, and extended family. She will be sadly missed by her wide circle of friends and family in Northern Ireland, Germany and elsewhere. Private memorial ceremony in Germany.”