Early Modern History
with special focus on the History of Science





Welcome to the website of the chair "Early Modern History with special focus on the History of Science" at the Seminar of Medieval and Modern History at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen!


The period from the end of the 15th to the beginning of the 19th century is known as the early modern era. Our teaching and research deals with European and global approaches to processes and events in this period, from European expansion and the Reformation at the beginning of the epoch to the great wars of the 17th and 18th century to the Enlightenment and the revolutions at the end of this period. Theoretically and methodologically, we focus on the history of knowledge, the history of war and violence, the history of dynasties and monarchies, and premodern economic history.