Research and teaching interests

  • England during the late Anglo-Saxon period (approx. 850-1066)

  • Discursive formation of (social) elites in the Middle Ages

  • Hagiography and biography during the Early Middle Ages

  • Chivalric and courtly culture of the Late Middle Ages, especially surrounding the Teutonic order in Prussia

  • Theory and methods of historical sciences, especially issues of “cultural history of society” and historical communication research

  • Bishops during the Early and High Middle Ages