Middle Ages

Dr. Stefan Esders
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute
History of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Late Antiquity
  • Early Middle Ages

Dr. Christian Freigang
Professor of Architectural History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Art History Institute
Architectural History

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Architectural history of the Middle Ages and the 19th and 20th centuries, with an emphasis on Germany and France
  • Architectural theory and perception
  • Late medieval art
  • History of art history

Dr. Andrew James Johnston
Professor of English Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • History and cultural history of the British Isles
  • Literature and culture in the English Middle Ages and the Renaissance,
  • especially Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare
  • Medieval reception in high and popular culture
  • Tolkien
  • Spy novels
  • Winston Churchill

Dr. Ingrid Kasten
Professor of Medieval German

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Medieval German Literature and Language

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender research in medieval studies
  • Lyric poetry
  • Mysticism and women
  • Novels
  • Short novels in verse
  • Literary history of emotionality
  • Literary theory and medieval literature

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

Areas of Expertise

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