Legal history of the 19th and 20th century, especially
- History of Public Law
- Business Law History
- Administrative History
- Judicial History
Peter Collin (born in 1967) has been working at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History since 2008. After studying law in Berlin (1987-1991) and doing his legal clerkship (1991-1994), he was DFG-Fellow at the Graduate School for European Legal History in Frankfurt/Main from 1994 to 1997. In 1999 he received his doctorate with a thesis in the field of the history of criminal law at the Humboldt University in Berlin. From 1997 to 1999 he worked in legal practice; from 2000 to 2008 he was a research assistant at the Chair of Public Law and European Administrative History (Prof. Erk Volkmar Heyen) at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald. There he obtained a post-doctoral qualification (Habilitation) in public law, modern legal and administrative history and science of public administration in 2008. In 2015, the Legal Department of Frankfurt’s Goethe University affiliated Peter Collin as Privatdozent.