Dr. Thomas Weller
Member of the academic staff, Department "Universalgeschichte"Room: 107
Phone: +49 6131 39 30310
Fax: +49 6131 39 30154
From 2000 to 2008, he was a researcher at the Collaborative Research Centre 496 (SFB 496) "Symbolic Communication and Social Value Systems" at the University of Münster. Since June 2008, he has been a member of the academic staff at the Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz.
Current research projects:
Cultural Difference and Early Modern Foreign Relations. The Spanish Monarchy and the Hanseatic Cities (c. 1570–1700)
By focussing on two actors who can be considered as unequal in various regards this project examines the contemporary ways of coping with cultural difference in the field of sixteenth and seventeenth-century foreign relations.
The project examines the antislavery discourse in the period spanning the end of the ancien régime and the beginning of the modern period and focuses on the Spanish-speaking world.