Prof Markus FriedrichProf Markus Friedrich


Professor of Early Modern History, University of Hamburg.

Markus Friedrich received his PhD in History from the University of Munich in 2003 and his Habilitation from the University of Frankfurt in 2010. After holding various academic positions at the Universities of Munich, Frankfurt, Erfurt, and Rostock, as well as Duke University and Boston College, he joined the University of Hamburg in 2013 as Associate Professor for Early Modern European History. Before coming to Otago University, he has held fellowships in Germany, Europe, and the United States. His major interests of research include the history of Early Modern Religion, both Catholic and Protestant, the history of knowledge, and the history of governance.

Awards and Prizes

2016 Award “Geisteswissenschaften International”
2015 Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (6 months)
2012 Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (6 months)
2011 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
2011 Gerald D. Feldman-fellowship of the Foundation of German Humanities Institutes Abroag (DGIA)/Max-Weber-Foundation (2 months)
2008-2009 Fellowship at The Jesuit Institute, Boston College, Boston (12 months)
2006-2011 Travel and research grant of the German Research Council (DFG) for a research project on the Jesuits
2005 Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation, Funding for deepening of international pro-fess¬ional relations (Nachkontaktförderung), used for guest lectures of Tom Ro¬bi-sheaux at Frankfurt
2003-2004 Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship (12 months)
2003-present Feodor-Lynen-Fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation (lifetime fellow)
2001 Rolf und Ursula Schneider Fellowship at the Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Wol¬fen-büttel (6 months)

Selected Recent Works

Freidrich, Markus. 2018. The birth of the archive. A history of knowledge. Ann Arbor: Michigan UP.

Freidrich, Markus. 2018. How to Make an Archival Inventory in Early Modern Europe: Carrying Documents, Gluing Paper and Transforming Archival Chaos into Well-ordered Knowledge. In: Manuscript Cultures 10, S. 160–173.

Freidrich, Markus. 2017. Genealogy as archive-driven research enterprise in Early Modern Europe, in: Osiris 32, S. 65-84.

Freidrich, Markus. 2016. Die Jesuiten. Aufstieg, Niedergang, Neubeginn. München: Piper.

Freidrich, Markus. 2016. The Rise of Archival Consciousness in Provincial France: French Feudal Records and Eighteenth-Century Seigneurial Society, in: Past & Present 230 (suppl 11), S. 49-70.

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