Juniorprofessor Dr. Andreas Lehnertz | Juniorprofessor for Medieval History with focus on Jewish History

Since April 2023, Andreas Lehnertz is Juniorprofessor for Medieval History with focus on Jewish History. Since 2024, he is also one of the directors of the Arye Maimon-Institut für Geschichte der Juden. He studied History and German Philologies at the University of Trier and wrote his Ph.D. about “Jewish Seals in the Medieval German Empire: The Authentication and Self-Representation of Jewish Men and Women" (in German). After postdoctoral fellowships in the Forschungszentrum Europa (University of Trier) and in the in the ERC project “Beyond the Elite – Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he was a member of the Martin Buber Society in the Humanities and Social Sciences, also at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

His main research areas lay in the Medieval Jewish History. He published various papers about sigillography, old Yiddish, oath practices, Jewish delinquency and Jewish ritual objects. He is currently working on his second book that delves into “Jewish Craftspeople in Medieval Ashkenaz”.

Main areas of research

  • History of Towns
  • Jewish History/Jewish Studies
  • Interreligious Relations/Jewish-Christian Relations
  • Social Groups in Towns
  • Everyday Life
  • History of Craftsman(ship)/Craftspeople
  • Old Yiddish
  • Oath-Taking
  • Sigillography
  • History of Criminality/Criminal History
  • History of Archives
  • Material History


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