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

Project Coordinator

Dr. Stefan Schweighöfer

Research Interest

  • Philosophy and economy
  • Philosophy of the Middle Ages and early modern times
  • Economics of the Austrian School
  • Scottish Enlightenment
  • History of economic ideas

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. Marie-Astrid Hugel

Research Interest

  • History of philosophy, theology and politics in the Middle Ages
  • Iconograhy and images in the Middle Ages
  • Software Developpment
  • NLP, Text Analytics, Data Science

Florian König, M.A.



Research Interest

  • Political philosophy and philosophy of religion
  • Theories of distributive justice and non-discrimination
  • Baroque Scholasticism and Early Modern Philosophy
  • German Idealism

Cindy Rico Carmona, M.A.


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

Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Natural Language Processing

Polina Solonets, M.A.



Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Editions
  • Acquisition and Modelling of Data
  • Corpus Linguistics Approaches to Data Analysis

Dr. Andreas Wagner


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

He also deals with the possibilities of computer-based methods for research projects in the humanities.


Advisory Board

Juan Belda Plans (Theology, Valencia)

Ana Carabias (History, Salamanca)

Francisco Cuena Boy (Legal History, Santander)

Nils Jansen (Legal History, Münster)

Matthias Kaufmann (Philosophy, Halle)

María Martín Gómez (Philosophy, Salamanca)

Michael Sievernich (Theology, Frankfurt/Mainz)

Maria Idoya Zorroza (Philosophy, Salamanca)

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)

Dr. José Luis Egio Garcia (2017 - 2023)

Dr. Maxim N. Kupreyev (2021 - 2023)

Alba Ciliberti, M.A. (2020 - 2024)