Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte

PD Dr. Peter Collin

Hansaallee 41

60323 Frankfurt am Main


PD Dr. Peter Collin | Department II

PD Dr. Peter Collin

PD Dr. Peter Collin




  • +49 (69) 789 78 - 258


  • +49 (69) 789 78 - 169

Main Focus

Legal history of the 19th and 20th century, especially

  • History of Public Law
  • Business Law History
  • Administrative History
  • Judicial History


Curriculum Vitae

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.

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