Philipp Merkel, M.A.


Department of Medieval History
Konviktstraße 11
53113 Bonn

Room:    U2.012
Phone:   +49 (0) 228  73-2754

© Philipp Merkel


  • born 1992 in Geilenkirchen
  • 2012-2016 Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics and Society at the University of Bonn
  • 2016-2018 Editorial Assistant at the Phoenix TV channel
  • 2016-2020 Master of Arts in History with a focus on general history at the University of Bonn
  • 2016-2022 Student assistant and graduate student assistant at the Department of Medieval History as well as at the Collaborative Research Center 1167 “Macht and Herrschaft – Premodern Configurations in a Transcultural Perspective” at the University of Bonn
  • since 2021 Doctoral Studies in Medieval and Modern History at the University of Bonn with the doctoral dissertation project “Ausgewählte Adelsfamilien des 10. und 11. Die Ezzonen im Vergleich
  • since 2022 Research associate at the Department of Medieval History  at the University of Bonn within the framework of the DFG-project “Pillars of Royal Rule. Queens and Princes in the Eastfrankish-German realm (9th to the beginning of the 12th century)”

Research interests

  • Nobility/Elites in Ottonian and Salian times
  • Mittelgewalten’ in the Eastfrankish-German realm
  • History of ‘Macht’, ‘Herrschaft’ and dependencies
  • Family, Kindship and Memory in the Early and High Middle Ages
  • Regional History of the Middle Ages (Main focus: The Rhineland)

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