About us

In our section of the JGU Department of History, we study Comparative Regional History as a subdiscipline of Historical Studies, evaluating general research hypotheses in light of local and regional realities while also utilizing interdisciplinary methods and techniques to research regional history. The fields of research and course curriculum subjects are wide-ranging, covering aspects such as the cultural exchange between Germany and Italy in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, the comparative history of the nobility, the history of urbanization and of village life, thus encompassing many of the standard topics of social history research. At the same time, cultural historical themes are also dealt with, such as the significance of cultural exchange and the evaluation of testimonies provided by individuals and groups. This section of the Department of History spans various epochs, with a focus on the late medieval period.