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Early Modern History

Dr. Sebastian Fitzner
Professor of Art History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Art History

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 652 98
Emailsebastian.fitzner@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Sebastian Fitzner

Areas of Expertise

  • Knowledge, images, and objects of architecture and architectural theory of the early modern period
  • Culture of residence
  • Medium and function of architectural drawings
  • Stereophotography under National Socialism


Dr. Etienne François
Professor of French Studies

Center for French Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Am Fuchspaß 38, 14169 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 8325275
Emailetienne.francois@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Etienne François

Areas of Expertise

  • French, German, German-French, and European history since the end of the Middle Ages with special reference to social and cultural history
  • Comparison and transfer
  • History and memory
  • European memories of the wars of the Revolution and the Napoleonic era
  • History of the German and European cultures of memory
  • Present-day France


Dr. Claudia Jarzebowski
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 545 13
Emailclaudia.jarzebowski@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Claudia Jarzebowski

Areas of Expertise

  • Early modern history
  • Historical emotion research


Dr. Astrid Lembke
Professor of German Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 591 12
Emailastrid.lembke@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Astrid Lembke

Areas of Expertise

  • Courtly novels of the 13th century
  • Materiality and mediality
  • Poetology
  • Jewish literature in medieval and early modern Aschkenaz


Dr. Joachim Rees
Professor of Art History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Art History

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 516 40
Emailjoachim.rees@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Joachim Rees

Areas of Expertise

  • Historical study of images (16th - 19th centuries)
  • Cultural history of drawing
  • Imagery: cultural encounters and cultural conflict
  • Photojournalism and caricature (historically and currently)
  • Illustrators as explorers, 18th/19th centuries
  • Artist journeys, 16th - 20th centuries
  • Alexander von Humboldt


Dr. Alexander Schunka
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute of History
Early Modern History

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 581 02
Emailalexander.schunka@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Alexander Schunka

Areas of Expertise

  • Early modern history
  • History of religion
  • Cultural history
  • German history
  • European history
  • British history
  • Historical research on migration / historical research on mobility
  • History of cultural transfer / exchange processes (e.g., Christianity / Islam)
  • History of resources (water)


Dr. Anita Traninger
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 550 06
Emailanita.traninger@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Anita Traninger

Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetoric (history, theory, and practice)
  • History of universities
  • History of education
  • Gender studies
  • Spanish literature
  • French literature
  • History of emotions


Dr. Claudia Ulbrich
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Early Modern History and Gender History
DFG Research Group “Self-Narratives in Transcultural Perspective”

Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 543 81
Emailulbrich@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Ulbrich

Areas of Expertise

  • Research on transcultural self-testimony, autobiography theory
  • Gender history
  • Christian-Jewish relations in the early modern period