MemberAlexander Sembdner

I am currently a research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the chair of “Sächsische und Vergleichende Landesgeschichte”, Historisches Seminar, Leipzig University (Prof. Dr. Enno Bünz) and working on my habilitation (working title: “Landesteilungen im spätmittelalterlichen Reich und im europäischen Kontext”). My research interests are Medieval History (Mittelalterliche Geschichte), especially the Late Middle Ages (Spätmittelalter), Regional History (Landesgeschichte), Church History (Kirchengeschichte), Urban History (Stadtgeschichte), History of Universities (Universitätsgeschichte), Social History (Sozialgeschichte) and Constitutional History (Verfassungsgeschichte).

MemberMichael Hahn

I am a theologian and medieval church historian working on various aspects of early-Franciscan mystical theology, most notably its development, distinctive nature, and reception. I am particularly interested in Angela of Foligno, but also have experience working on Francis and Clare of Assisi and Bonaventure. In 2019 I completed a PhD thesis concerning the distinctive nature of the mystical theology of the early Franciscans. While a doctoral student I worked as a tutor for the second-year undergraduate module ‘The Early and Mediaeval Church: History, Beliefs, and Practices.’ In the 2019-2020 academic year I worked as a temporary lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at York St John University, independently designing and running a second-year undergraduate module on ‘Mysticism in World Religions.’ I am currently affiliated to the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, through which I work for the Cusanus Society of UK and Ireland.