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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Schunka


Division of Early Modern History

University Professor

Koserstr. 20
Room A 386
14195 Berlin

Office hours

Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. by appointment

Studied modern history, auxiliary sciences of history as well as history and culture of the Near East as the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

1999 M.A. University of Munich.

1999-2000 Research associate at the University of Munich, department history, institute of early modern history, chair of Prof. Dr. Win­fried Schulze.

2001-2004 Research associate at the collaborative research center 573 "Pluralization and Authority", University of Munich.

2004 Ph.D. University of Munich.

2004-2009 Taught early modern history at the University of Stuttgart, department of history, chair of Prof. Dr. Joachim Bahlcke.
Various research stays in London and Oxford, Emden, Halle and Wolfenbüttel.

2009-2015 Junior professor for European Cultures of Knowledge at the Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt.

2013/14 (winter semester) Substitute professor of modern history I / early modern period at the Ruhr University Bochum

2015 Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification) in early modern, modern, and European history, University of Stuttgart.

Since August 2015 at the Friedrich-Meinecke Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin.

Cultural history of early modern Europe

with a focus on:

  • Migration and mobility
  • Religious history 
  • Cultural transfers and interactions (central and western Europe, Ottoman Empire)
  • History of knowledge
  • History of resource management

Current research interests and book projects

  • German Protestants and Great Britain, 1688-1740, prepress.
  • Captivity narratives in the early modern period
  • Migration in early modern Europe
  • Early modern Protestantism
  • Pietism in international and interconfessional relations
  • Protestants and the "Orient"
  • Water resource management and early modern knowledge cultures

Here you can find a list of publications.