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Dr. Jan Martin Lies

Member of the academic staff, project "Controversia et Confessio"
Room: 00-623 und 00-631/633, Colonel-Kleinmann-Weg 2
Phone: +49 6131 39 26422
Fax: +49 6131 39 26835


Personal Details:

Born in 1977 in Marburg. Studied Medieval and Modern History, Hessian Church History, Church Architecture, and Contemporary Church Art in Marburg. 2009: Dr. Phil. in Marburg. 2006/07: assistant to Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Ernst Winterhager. 2008: fellowship from the Prof. Dr. Adolf Schmidtmann-Stiftung.
Since 2009: working on the research and editing project "Controversia et Confessio".

Research Interests:

Post-Interim debating circles of the Wittenberg Reformation (1548–1580)
Reformation history
Hessian church and territorial history
Media history of the 16th Century


(Mit-Bearb.) Der Majoristische Streit (1552-1570), Controversia et Confessio 3, Göttingen 2014.
Dokumente zu den politischen Beziehungen Philipps des Großmütigen von Hessen zum Haus Habsburg 1528–1541, Marburg 2014 (VHKH 46,13).
Zwischen Krieg und Frieden. Die politischen Beziehungen Landgraf Philipps des Großmütigen zum Haus Habsburg 1534–1541, Göttingen 2013 (VIEG 231).
(rev.) Der Adiaphoristische Streit (1548–1560), Controversia et Confessio 2, Göttingen 2012.
(rev.) Reaktionen auf das Interim, Controversia et Confessio 1, Göttingen 2010.

Research projects:

"Controversia et Confessio". Digital Edition on Creed Formation and Confessionalization (1548–1580)

The long-term research and editorial project "Controversia et Confessio" has been based at and supported by the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz since 2007. It is integrated into the research programme of the Leibniz Institute of European History and also involves the cooperation of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel.