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Current and former PhD Students at the DFG research group 1288 "Friends, Patrons, Clients"


Current Ph.D Students


Silke Edinger (01.02.2013 - 31.01.2016)
Power-structures in Imbalance? Maurice from Saxony and his reign as an elector

Sabrina Feickert (01.06.2011 - 31.05.2014)
Creating Social Identities and Communities of Practice in the Multicultural Context of the Graeco-Roman Mediterranean, 1st century BCE – 3rd century CE

Sara Frenzen (01.12.2012 - 30.11.2015)
The Art of Friendship – A Deconstructive Analysis of Artistic and Narrative Project-Groups in the Field of Conflict-Transformation 

Andreas Haller (01.06.2014- 31.05.2014)
Mythical Spaces of Lawlessness

Anna Haut (01.06.2011 - 31.05.2014)
Friendship and Love in 18th Century German Popular Moral Philosophy

Jan Hendrik Issinger (01.12.2012 - 30.11.2015)
Military Group Culture during the National Socialism. Reserve Police Battalion 61 and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe

Paritosha Kobbe (01.02.2013 - 31.01.2016)
Network culture: social integration in Minangkabau communities

Christian Müller (01.12.2012 - 30.11.2015)
Doing Jazz - on the constitution of social practice 
Debora Niemann (01.06.2014 - 31.05.2015)
American Pragmatism in the Making: On the Importance of Friendship between Chicago Schools First Generation in terms of the history of ideas

Kristina Odenweller (01.12.2012 - 30.11.2015)
Giovan Francesco Capodilista – a venetian diplomat of the 15th century and his networks

Karin Parienti-Maire (01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015)
“Il faut cultiver votre jardin” (Voltaire). To a 'Politic of Friendship' in Community Gardens: a franco-german perspective.

Lena Radauer (01.06.2012 - 31.05.2015)
Friends, colleagues, mediators. Austrian and German artists as prisoners of war in Siberia during World War I and their ties with the local art world.
Laura Ritter (01.06.2014 - 31.05.2015)
Russian Émigrés in Berlin – General Aleksej Aleksandrovič von Lampe and his networks, 1922-1945.

Ringo Rösener (01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015)
Friendship as a Genre. On the Tension between Public and Intimate.

Nicola Tams (01.06.2012 - 31.05.2015)
Derrida's concept and praxis of friendship – an analysis of letters, conversations and obituaries by and about Jacques Derrida.

Shuo Wang (01.06.2011 - 31.05.2014)
Wu Bingjian and his Friends. The relations network of a Chinese merchant in the early 19th century.


Former Ph.D Students

Jonathan Ahles (01.06.2009 - 31.05.2012)
The askesis of friendship. Social relations and philosophical exercise

Wibke Backhaus
(01.02.2010 - 30.11.2012)
Brüder, Freunde, Bergkameraden – Männerbeziehungen in Bergsteigerreise-berichten vom Nanga Parbat und der Eiger-Nordwand

Andreas Bösche (01.06.2009 - 31.05.2012)
(Un-)Equal friends – Common and separative loyalities between Serbs from the Ottoman Empire and subjects of the Habsburg Empire during the First Serbian Uprising

Marko Goran Bosnić (01.01.2010 - 30.11.2012)
Resonating bodies – bodies of resonance

Agnes Brandt (01.06.2006 - 31.05.2009)
Cross-cultural friendship relations between Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand (working title)

Bernadette Descharmes
(01.12.2006 - 30.11.2009)
Revenger and Revenged. Revenge as social practice in Archaic and Classical Greece

Benjamin Grünert (01.12.2009 - 30.11.2012)
The Community of the Homoioi. Studies of the Practice and Semantics of Personal Relations and Ties of Loyalty in Sparta

Judith Gurr geb. Kästner (01.12. 2006 - 30.11.2009)
Development and functionality of friendship and patronage in political systems, with special consideration of Great Britian from the 19th century to the present

Erik Anton Heuser
(01.06.2006 - 31.05.2009)
On the dialectics of friendship and interculturality in Indonesia

Yuan Jian (01.06.2006 - 31.05.2009)
Favourites and their cliques in qing-time China. Ninzhu (1635-1708) in comparison with Heshen (1750-1799)

Catrin Sabine Kersten (01.12.2006 - 31.07.2010)
„It is a rare thing, except it be from a perfect and entire friend, to have counsel given“: Historical semantics and literary presentation of friendship and counselling

Caroline Krüger (01.06.2006 - 31.05.2009)
Concepts of medieval friendship in twelfth and thirteenth-century courtly literature

Christian Kühner (01.12.2006 - 30.11.2009)
Friendship in the Early Modern French Nobility in the 16th and 17th Century. The Example of the Bourbon-Condé

Thomas Loy (01.06.2006 - 31.05.2009)
Friendship in late antiquity. The transformation of classical conceptions of friendship under the influence of christianity

Oliver Mallick (01.06.2009 - 31.05.2012)
Anne of Austria and her Court (1643-1661)

Max Orlich (01.06.2006 - 31.05.2009)
Friendship and theory production The entanglement of intellectual friendship with the theoretical concepts in the Situationist International

Laura Georgina Polexe (01.08.2007 - 31.08.2009)
„I am the son of dirt, I am the son of light“ – networks and self-perception between the social democrats of Romania, Russia, and Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century.

Ingo Rohrer (01.06.2009 - 31.05.2012)
Transnational networks of friendship within the punk- and hardcore-scene of Buenos Aires

Regina Schleuning (01.06.2009 - 31.05.2012)
Noble female office-holders at the court of Louis XIV – patrons, friends, clients in courtly networks

Christopher Schmidberger
(01.06.2006 - 31.07.2009)
Geschlechtergesellschaften (patrician societies) in the upper-rhine valley. Formation and bonding of groups from the 14th to the 16th century with a main focus on the cities of Freiburg and Colmar

Kathrin Sharaf (01.02.2010 - 30.11.2012)
Wired Relations - The Internet and Egyptian concepts of friendship in transition?

Irene Steiger (01.12.2009 - 30.11.2012)
Corruption and Patronage in the Soviet Union during the Brezhnev Era

Gustavs Strenga (01.12.2009 - 30.11.2012)
The Social Aspects of the Commemoration. The Remembrance of the Dead in Late Medieval Livonia

Dorothea Urban (01.12.2009 - 30.11.2012)
Continuity and change of patronage and clientelism in Italy

Thomas Wittkamp (01.12.2009 - 30.11.2012)
Benefices and Vassalage – Feudalism and the Feudal System in the Carolingian Era from the perspective of Historical Anthropology

Jan Wolkenhauer (01.08.2007 - 31.07.2010)
Seneca’s treatise "On benefactions" in its age

Tanja Zeeb (01.06.2006 - 31.05.2009)
The Dynamic of Friendship. Analysis of French Moralist Concepts from a Philosophical Perspective

  • Postadresse:

    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
    DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1288
    c/o Historisches Seminar
    Rempartstr. 15 - KG IV
    79085 Freiburg 
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    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
    DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1288
    Erbprinzenstraße 13
    79098 Freiburg
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