2016-heute: Juniorprofessor für Kulturgeschichte der Antike, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 2013-2016: Juniorprofessor für Alte Geschichte, FR Altertumswissenschaften, Universität des Saarlandes 2010-2013: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Historisches Seminar (Lehrstuhl Alte Geschichte: Horster), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 2010: Akademischer Mitarbeiter, Historisches Seminar (Lehrstuhl Alte Geschichte: Kolb), Eberahrd Karls Universität Tübingen Vertauensdozent der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
I am a medieval historian working preferably on the peripheries of medieval latin Europe (Scandinavia, Central Europe). I have written my PhD thesis on the cult and veneration of St Erik of Sweden following his way from a local saint around Uppsala in the late 12th century to the royal patron of the Swedish realm in the 15th. For my PostDoc project I turned to late medieval Bohemia and am currently working on the ruling praxis of Wenceslaus IV (“the Lazy”) during the last decade before his dethronement as king of the Holy Roman Empire.
I am a research fellow and head librarian at the German Historical Institute in Paris. My research interests are digital history as well as Franco-German history in the 19th century. In 2012, I started the German-speaking platform for scientific blogs de.hypotheses.org (OpenEdition, France).
I am an Historian of the Middle Ages, working as ‘Akademischer Rat’ (which is corresponding to a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) at the University of Cologne. My focus is on Northern European History (England, Scandinavia, as well as the Reich), especially in the 10th and 11th centuries. I am mainly interested in the depiction of history and how contemporaries viewed their own time and their immediate past.
I’m head of the City Museum and City Archives of Stockach since 2017. I also pursue a sparetime PhD project in Medieval History, that I started while working at the University of Freiburg. I’m particularly interested in medieval monastic history and especially the relations between monasteries and their patrons, as well as the sources that document these relations: cartularies, chronicles and charters. I’ve also worked on late medieval cities and in my job as head of the museum curated exhibitions on such diverse topics as the German Revolution of 1918 and french painter Marc Chagall.