Project Directors

Prof. Dr. Thomas Duve


Tel.: +49 (69) 789 78 – 165
MPI Website

Research Interests

His research interests focus on the legal history of the early Modern Age and the Modern Era. One particular research interest is the legal history of Hispanic America and the history of science in the 20th Century.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Lutz-Bachmann


Tel.: +49 (69) 798-32779

Research Interests

  • Medieval philosophy and its historical influence
  • Practical philosophy (in particular ethics and political philosphy)
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Kant
  • Critical Theory

Project Team

PD Dr. Christiane Birr


Tel.: +49 (69) 789 78 - 161
MPI Website

Research Interests

  • Spanish late scholasticism and canon law of the early modern period
  • European expansion and colonial law
  • Taught law in the late middle ages and early modern period (especially questions regarding the law on limitation periods)
  • Legal and constitutional history of the early modern period

Dr. José Luis Egío


Tel.: +49 (69) 798-32774
MPIeR Webpage

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Political, Theological and Juridical Thinking in Europe and Ibero-America.
  • Chronicles of Indies (16th Century).
  • History of French and Swiss Reformation.
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy, European Law.

Cindy Rico Carmona, M.A.


Tel.: +49 (69) 789 78 - 170

Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Natural Language Processing

Dr. Andreas Wagner


Tel.: +49 (69) 78978-107
MPI Website

Research Interests

His work is strongly related to the phenomenological reconstruction of a legal understanding, both in the current global situation and in the early Modern Age.

Co-operation Partners

Prof. Dr. Marc-Aeilko Aris

Professor of Latin Philology of the Middle Ages

Research Topics: Medieval Latin Literature; Paleography; History of Medieval Sources; Reception History

Institut für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität-München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
Tel.: +49 (0)89 2180-2392
Fax: +49 (0)89 2180-3930

Prof. Dr. phil. Wulf Oesterreicher †

Professor emeritus for Romance Philology

Research Topics: Romance Philology (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Rumanian)


Scientific Advisory Board

Maria Paz Alonso Romero (Legal History, Salamanca)

Juan Belda Plans (Theology, Valencia)

Ana Carabias (History, Salamanca)

Juan Cruz Cruz (Philosophy, Pamplona)

Nils Jansen (Legal History, Münster)

Matthias Kaufmann (Philosophy, Halle)

María Martín Gómez (Philosophy, Salamanca)

Michael Sievernich (Theology, Frankfurt/Mainz)

John Witte Jr. (Legal History, Emory/Atlanta)

Former Team Members

Dipl.-Bibl. Ingo Caesar, M.A. (2013 - 2015)

Carolina Cárdenas, B.A. (2013 - 2019)

Dr. Matthias Kirchen (2016 - 2017)

Barbara Kirchner (2016 - 2018)

Dr. Anselm Spindler (2013 - 2015)

Martin Thoenes, M.A. (2017 - 2019)

David Glück, M.A. (2017 - 2020)