Early Modern Times

Early Modern Times

Content-related and methodological diversity go hand in hand in the spatially undefined history of the early modern era. Local topics as well as processes and events in their global interdependence are dealt with equally. Sibylla Merian's travels overseas or James Cook's expeditions to unknown worlds, the life of the Danish Queen Mathilde at court in Celle after a stormy love affair with her personal doctor are examples which illustrate the spatial perspective of early modern research and teaching in all its diversity. Economic and social history topics are on the agenda as well as cultural, religious and political history.

In the work area Early Modern Times at the History Department of the LUH the research and teaching focus particularly on the history of family and kinship, deal with questions of social violence and domination practices. The history of historiography and knowledge- and gender-specific perspectives evenly shape the research and teaching practice. Detailed information on currently ongoing and completed research projects can be found on the personal websites of the employees in this subject area.    

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