Dr. cand. Jacob Schilling

jacob.schilling@uni-erfurt.de

Research Associate in the DFG project "Indexing the Correspondence and Biographical Documents of Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff (1626-1692)" (Gotha Research Library)

Contact

Forschungsbibliothek Gotha (Gotha, Schlossplatz 1)

Office hours

on appointment

Visiting address

University of Erfurt
Gotha Research Library
Schloss Friedenstein
Schlossplatz 1
99867 Gotha

Mailing address

University of Erfurt
Gotha Research Library
Schloss Friedenstein
Schlossplatz 1
99867 Gotha

Dr. cand. Jacob Schilling

Research

I am mainly concerned with the practices of scholarship, especially historiography, in the 17th and 18th centuries. My main interest lies in studying the economics of knowledge, and accountings as sources for the history of knowledge in the early modern period. In addition, I am concerned with the class culture of scholars, especially the relationship between the nobility and the scholarly class as well as general history with a focus on the diplomacy and politics of the prehistory and early phase of the Thirty Years War.

Research projects

Erschließung der Korrespondenz und Lebenszeugnisse Veit Ludwig von Seckendorffs (1626-1692)

In the project, the approximately 7,900 still existing documents from Seckendorff, which are stored in more than 30 archives and libraries, are indexed and merged into a virtual estate in the network database Kalliope of the Staatsbibliothek Berlin. This creates the basis for a source-based examination not only of the life and work of Seckendorff, but also of the Central German res publica litteraria as a whole.

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Professional and Academic Activities

since 01/2020 Research Assistant: „Indexing of the correspondence and life testimonies of Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff (1626-1692)“

2017-2019 Research Assistant at Leopoldina (Halle/Saale): "Prosopography of the early modern Leopoldina fellows (1652-1800)"

2014-2016 Research Assistant at the Universität of Hamburg in the project „Historical Knowledge from the Archives“ (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Friedrich, funded by DFG)

Academic Career

Ph.D. project at University of Hamburg, „Gelehrte Praktiken in der Erforschung der Vergangenheit am Beispiel von Caspar Sagittarius (1643-1694)“. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Friedrich („Learned Practices in Exploring the Past. The Example of Caspar Sagittarius 1643-1694“).

2012 M.A. at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: „Die Politik der Anhaltiner zur Sicherung von Dynastie und Herrschaft in der Frühphase des Dreißigjährigen Krieges“ ("The policy of the house of Anhalt to secure their dynasty and rule in the early phase of the Thirty Years War")

Bibliography

Editorships

Praktiken frühneuzeitlicher Historiographie (Cultures and Practices of Knowledge in History 2). Berlin, Boston 2019 (zusammen mit Markus Friedrich, Hamburg).

 

Essays in journals and anthologies

Caspar Sagittarius und die Numismatik seiner Schüler, in: Neues Archiv für sächsische Geschichte 89 (2018), 143-157.

Vom Adel des Professors. Nobilitierungen an mitteldeutschen Universitäten im 18. Jahrhundert, in: Paul Beckus, Thomas Grunewald, Matthias Roscher (Hg.): Niederadel im Mitteldeutschen Raum (um 1700-1806), Halle (Saale) 2019, 47-70.

Der "Blick über die Schulter" in die "Werkstatt" des Historikers. Einleitende Bemerkungen zu Thema, Ansatz und Interesse einer Wissensgeschichte von Historiographie (zus. mit Markus Friedrich), in: Markus Friedrich und Jacob Schilling (Hg): Praktiken frühneuzeitlicher Historiographie (Cultures and practices of knowledge in history 2). Berlin; Boston 2019, S. 1-18. 

Christian von Anhalt-Bernburg – »Kleiner Reichsfürst« oder »Agitator des europäischen Umsturzes«?, in: Andreas Erb und Andreas Pečar (Hg.): Der Dreißigjährige Krieg und die mitteldeutschen Reichsfürsten. Politische Handlungsstrategien und Überlebensmuster, Halle (Saale) 2020, S. 18-37.
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