Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992 – 1999
    Studied history, philosophy and German philology at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and in Basel, Switzerland. Magister Artium degree (MA) and first state examination completed

  • 1999 – 2000
    Research stay in Rome, Italy

  • 2004
    Doctorate (Dr. phil.) in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Basel (summa cum laude)

  • 2001 – 2004
    Research associate under the chair for early modern history in the History Department at the University of Basel

  • 2004 – 2005
    Postdoc at the University of Oxford, UK (Somerville College)

  • 2005 – 2011
    Research associate under the chair for early modern history in the History Department at the University of Basel

  • 2009
    (Oct. – Dec.) Visiting researcher at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

  • 2012
    (Jan. – Mar.) Junior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies/School of History

  • 2012 – 2013
    (Apr. – Mar.) Maternity leave and part-time employment

  • 2013
    Completed the Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and received the venia docendi (authorisation to teach) in modern and contemporary history

  • Since 2013
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Professor in the Institute of History at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • "Zechen, Zücken, Lärmen". Studenten vor dem Freiburger Universitätsgericht. 1561 – 1577, Freiburg 1999 (Alltag und Provinz 9).

  • Bigamie und Inquisition in Italien, 1600 – 1750, Paderborn 2006 (Römische Inquisition und Indexkongregation 6).

  • Glaubenswechsel in der Frühen Neuzeit. Chancen und Tendenzen einer historischen Konversionsforschung, in: Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung 34 (2007), 243-272.

  • Conversion, Mobility and the Roman Inquisition in Italy around 1600, in: Past & Present 200 (2008), 5-35.

  • Glaubenswechsel jenseits des Eurozentrismus: Überlegungen zur globalen Vielfalt und zur Problematik des Konversionsbegriffs, in: Christine Lienemann-Perrin and Wolfgang Lienemann (eds.): Religiöse Grenzüberschreitungen. Studien zu Bekehrung, Konfessions- und Religionswechsel. – Crossing Religious Borders. Studies on Conversion and Religious Adherence, Wiesbaden 2012, 251-269.

  • Die Spur der Diamanten. Eine Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte der Juwelen in der Frühen Neuzeit. Habilitation thesis, Basel March 2013 (manuscript).

  • Joseph Furttenbach, Lebenslauf (1652 – 1664), ed. and commentary by Kaspar von Greyerz, Kim Siebenhüner and Roberto Zaugg, Böhlau 2013 (Selbstzeugnisse der Neuzeit 22).

  • Entwerfen, Modelle bauen, ausstellen. Joseph Furttenbachs Rüst- und Kunstkammer, in: Joseph Furttenbach, Lebenslauff (1653 – 1667), ed. and commentary by Kaspar von Greyerz, Kim Siebenhüner and Roberto Zaugg, Böhlau 2013 (Selbstzeugnisse der Neuzeit 22), 45-65.

  • Approaching diplomatic and courtly gift-giving in Europe and Mughal India. Shared practices and cultural diversity, in: Handling Diversity. Comparative Perspectives on Medieval and Early Modern India and Europe, ed. by Thomas Ertl (= Themenheft The Medieval History Journal 16 (2014), Nr. 2), 525-546.

  • Les joyaux du souk. Marchandises globales, pratiques marchandes et espaces commerciaux locaux à Alep à l'époque moderne, in: Kaiser, Wolfgang (ed.), La loge et le fondouk. Les dimensions spatiales des pratiques marchandes en Méditerranée. Moyen Âge – Époque moderne, Paris 2014, 71-85.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG)-supported network "Material culture and consumption in the Early Modern Period. Objects, Circulations and Appropriations"

  • Member of the Verband der Historikerinnen und Historiker Deutschlands (VHD – Association of German Historians)

  • Associate Editor of the Medieval History Journal (SAGE)


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