Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

Dr. Stefanie Rüther

Hansaallee 41

60323 Frankfurt am Main


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Dr. Stefanie Rüther
Dr. Stefanie Rüther
Research Coordinator

Phone: +49 (69) 789 78 - 190
Fax: +49 (69) 789 78 - 169

Research Interests

  • History of Conflict and War
  • Security in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods
  • History of Knowledge
  • History of Religion and Piety


Stefanie Rüther studied History and German Philology at the University of Münster and was awarded her doctorate in 2000 for her thesis on the representation of the Lübecker councillors in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Subsequently, she was a postdoctoral researcher as part of the SFB 496 “Symbolic Communication and Social Value Systems”, first in the project on “Rituals of Conflict and Peace in the Late Middle Ages” and later in the section “Central Tasks” (2000-2008). Here she was responsible for the development and coordination of the cross-project database. Between 2008 and 2012 she was the head of a of a PHD group within the Graduate School of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics“. Following this, she was recruited as a consultant for Wissensforschung (Knowledge Research) at the Centre for Collection Development of Göttingen University. Since 2015 she is the head of research coordination at the MPIeR .

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