Professor Joachim Whaley (Co-Director)

Joachim Whaley

Joachim Whaley is Professor of German History and Thought and author of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire 1493-1806, 2 vols Oxford: OUP, 2012. He has also published numerous articles, reviews and contributions to handbooks and lexicons of German history and literature, and is currently working on a history of Austria and German-speaking Europe from the later Middle Ages to the present day. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 1984, and in 2013 he was awarded a LittD by the University of Cambridge for his publications on early modern German history. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2015.

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Dr Janine Maegraith (Co-Director)


Dr Janine Maegraith is Director of Studies in History (Part I) at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her research focuses on the early modern history of Central Europe, especially German speaking territories, with a focus on consumption and material culture, inheritance and household structure, the history and development of female religious orders, and the impact of secularization on monastic pharmacy and rural welfare. She is currently working on the project “The Role of Wealth in Defining and Constituting Kinship Spaces from the 16th to the 18th Century” funded by the FWF Austrian Research Fund, in collaboration with PD Dr Margareth Lanzinger.

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Dr Suzanna Ivanič (Co-Director)

Susanna Ivanic

Suzanna Ivanič is a Lecturer in Early Modern Europe at the School of History, University of Kent. Her research focuses on religious materiality in early modern central Europe with a particular interest in Prague. Recent published work includes articles for Visual Communication and Cultural and Social History, and a chapter on religious material culture in The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe. She is currently completing a monograph based on her doctoral dissertation.

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Louis Morris (Webmaster)

Louis MorrisLouis Morris is a postgraduate student at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he is completing a DPhil on foreign soldiery in the Holy Roman Empire at the turn of the sixteenth century. He has previously studied for his BA and MPhil at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where his masters research dealt with the War of Cologne in the 1580s. His wider research interests include the Thirty Years War and the role of piracy in world history, and his undergraduate dissertation was a winner of a national prize for undergraduate achievement from the British Commission for Maritime History.

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Guido Beduschi (Graduate Representative)

Guido Beduschi is a postgraduate student at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he is completing a PhD on culture and society in Habsburg Italy in the first half of the eighteenth century. He completed his BA at the State University of Milan, where his research was centred on the governor of the city of Milan at the turn of the eighteenth century. He did his MPhil at Corpus Christi Cambridge, dealing with the work of the pro-Habsburg Italian historian Francesco Maria Ottieri (1665-1742). His research interests include the War of the Spanish Succession, and the dissemination and circulation of information in early-eighteenth century Europe.

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In addition, Dr Annja Neumann was a founder-member of the Network, and served as one of its co-directors until September 2017.