Dr. Markus Friedrich
Modern history, University of Frankfurt/Main
The modern historian Markus Friedrich is characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinary openness, a strong methodological awareness and a keen sense of future-oriented topics. Already in his doctoral thesis on the "Helmstedter Hofmannstreit", Friedrich, who is currently working as a research assistant at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, presented fundamental work on Lutheranism and late humanism as well as the relationship between theology and philosophy in the early modern period. His habilitation dissertation on the exercise of power and the administrative and communicative practices in Jesuit orders proved to be equally insightful. In these and many other publications, Friedrich masterfully combines intellectual history with analyses of social history.