Profile

 

Current project (habilitation project) about urban nature in early modern literary and built ideal cities; interpreting the city as a socio-natural site. 

2014 to 2019 PhD. Sept. to Dec. 2014 Shortcuts Fellowship for PhD students at Bielefeld University, Germany. Since 2014 Basel Graduate School of History fellowship, since 2016 funded at the University of Basel as part of an SNF research project by Professor Claudia Opitz. Several archive and research stays in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dissertation "In Between Times. On the Temporality of Relics in the Context of the Arabian Expedition (1761-1767)" on historical notions of time in the context of Middle Eastern travel in the 18th century. Discussion of theorems of the rupture of time experience in the transition to modernity and the history of knowledge of archaeological practices. Doctoral viva in 2019 (summa cum laude), publication in winter 2021.

History and German Studies at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (supported by a "Deutschlandstipendium" scholarship). Meanwhile, museum education assistant at the Städtische Museen Freiburg.

 

Interests

 

  • Early modern resource economies 
  • Environmental history of the city
  • Historical concepts of time
  • History of knowledge of the 18th century
  • History of anthropology and ethnography