Ina Cathrin Serif

Dr. Ina Cathrin Serif

Assistant / Postdoc (Geschichte)


Departement Geschichte
Hirschgässlein 21
4051 Basel

Ina Cathrin Serif

Ina Serif studied History, German and Italian in Freiburg i. Br. (D) and Rome (I). She received her PhD from the University of Freiburg in 2018 with a thesis on the reception of urban historiography, taking the late medieval chronicle of Jakob Twinger von Königshofen as a case study.

Besides working with premodern sources she is interested in ways of disseminating and preservating knowledge, and she has a focus on digital history, both in research and in teaching. Currently she is using a quantitative approach to printed book advertisements in an early modern newspaper, falling back on qualitative methods if in panic. She is a member of the networks Historische Grundwissenschaften and Historische Wissens- und Gebrauchsliteratur, of the DHd working group Zeitungen und Zeitschriften and an associated member of the SNF project «Printed Markets».

She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Basel since 2017, since 2019 at the chair of Renaissance and Early Modern History, since August 2021 as assistant for Premodern and Digital History.