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Sara Mehlmer

Member of the academic staff, project "Battles over Belief"
Room: 03-02, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz (Besucheranschrift)
Phone: +49 6131 39 39491
Fax: +49 6131 39 35326


Personal Details:

Born in 1985 in Mainz; 2006-2013: studied History, German and Spanish in Mainz and Valencia (Spain); 2013: qualified as a secondary school teacher; 2011-2012: worked as a travel guide writer; 2013-2014: assistant at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and teacher of German as a foreign language; since June 2014: doctoral researcher in the Emmy Noether Research Group "Battles over Belief: Religion and Violence in Catholic Europe, 1848-1914".

Research interests:

History of modern Spain
Catholicism and Spanish nationalism
Interreligious contacts in Northern Africa (19th century)
Islam and Judaism in Spanish history
Microhistory and biographical history


Battles over Belief: Religion and Violence in Catholic Europe (1848–1914)

The Emmy Noether research group undertakes the first systematic analysis of the use of protest and violence in conflicts pertaining to religious culture and Church power in late-nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century Europe.

Between Brothers and Archenemies. Christian and Muslim border crossings in and around Spanish-Northern Africa (ca 1851–1869)

In her PhD project, Sara Mehlmer analyzes different forms of border crossings between Morocco and Spain in the borderland around Spanish-Northern Africa (Ceuta and Melilla) in the second half of the 19th century (ca 1851–1869).