Prof. Dr. Marian Füssel

Curriculum vitae


  • 1995-2000, Studies in Modern History, Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Münster.

  • 2000, M.A. in Münster in Early Modern and Modern History.

  • 2000-2004, Research assistant in Special Research Field 496 „Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme vom Mittelalter bis zur französischen Revolution" at the University of Münster.

  • 2004 Dissertation in Modern History at the University of Münster, with the thesis „Gelehrtenkultur als symbolische Praxis. Rang, Ritual und Konflikt an der Universität der Frühen Neuzeit, Darmstadt 2006“. (awarded as "Historical Book of the Year 2008 in the Category of Modern History" by H-Soz-Kult).

  • 2004-2008, Assistant at the Historical Department at University of Münster, Chair of Early Modern History.

  • Summerterm 2008, Assistant Professor for Cultural History at the University of Giessen.

  • 2008-2010, Heyne Assistant Professor for Early Modern History, with main research field in Non-European History at the University of Göttingen.

  • Summerterm 2010, Appointed for a W3-professorship at the Martin-Luther-University Halle/Saale (rejected)

  • Since winterterm 2010/11, Professor (W3) for Early Modern History with special focus on the History of Science at the University of Göttingen

  • Winterterm 2017/18 - summerterm 2018, Senior Fellow at the Historical College in Munich

  • September 2018 - Mrach 2020, Manager of the journal Historische Anthropologie

  • WiSe 2020/21 Honorary-Fellow at the Historical College in Munich




Main Research


  • Global History of the seven-year-war

  • Military History of the 17th and 18th Century

  • University. Knowledge and student History of the Early Modern Period

  • History of Violence

  • Media History

  • Symbolic Communication

  • Enlightenment

  • Historiography History and History Theory



Current Projects



  • Eine Kulturgeschichte der Schlacht im 18. Jahrhundert

  • Eine kleine Kulturgeschichte des frühneuzeitlichen Studenten

  • Eine Einführung in die Wissensgeschichte



Memberships and Research Networks