Key activities

Research Interests

  • Medieval archaeology and history of the societies
  • Economics and echnics of the middle ages

Project Affiliation

Research Unit 2539 “Resilience”

  • Project 1 “Ashkenazi Jews in the later Middle Ages: Responses to Persecution, Discrimination, and Expulsion”
  • Project 2 “Resilience in Southern Italy under the early Anjou Regime (1266–1309)“
  • Project Z “Coordination”

Unversity Education

1982-1991 History and German philology, Universität Trier

Graduation / Academic Degrees

2000 Habilitation, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz
1991 PhD (Dr. phil.), Universität Trier
1988 Magister Artium, Universität Trier

Working Experience

since 2004 Professor for medieval history and historical sciences at the University of Trier
1993-2004 Kustos, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier (departments archaeology of the city, medieval archaeology, antique numismatics)
1996-1997 Research Fellow, Rom