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Late Medieval
Economic History

PD Dr. Julia Bruch


Julia Bruch has been a postdoc in the DFG Research Training Group 2212 \"Dynamics of Conventionality (400-1550)\" at the University of Cologne since 2020. She has worked on the paper Collecting and Selecting, Ordering and Interpreting. Geschichte(n) schreibende Handwerker und ihre Chroniken im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert 2021/2022 at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Cologne. She is currently working on a project on the production, distribution, and consumption of books in the Middle Ages.

From 2011 to 2020 she was a research assistant at the Chair of History of the Middle Ages/Focus Late Middle Ages with Prof. Dr. Sabine von Heusinger (with interruption due to maternity leave and parental leave). From 2009 to 2011 she was a scholarship holder of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, and in 2008 and 2010 she was a research assistant at the Chair of Medieval History at the University of Mannheim with Prof. Dr. Annette Kehnel. Here she also received her doctorate in 2012 with a thesis on the Kaisheim Cistercian Monastery and its daughter monasteries. With the poster presentation on this thesis, Julia Bruch won the PhD Forum of the German Historians' Day in Berlin in 2010.

She completed her studies in Medieval and Modern History, Ancient History and German Studies at the University of Mannheim from 2002 to 2008.

Her main research interests are: Urban historiography of the 15th and 16th centuries, pre-modern economic history, and monastic and religious history of the 13th and 14th centuries.