Dr. Carola Föller

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"

Home Institution: History Department, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

IKGF Visiting Fellow January 2018 – September 2018

IKGF Research Project:

Strategies for Coping and Arguing with the Future in Early Medieval Italy

Curriculum Vitae

After studying history, political sciences and the history of law, I obtained my PhD in Frankfurt in 2011. My thesis focused on education at the royal court of Saint Louis in the 13th century, where the king himself established a program of instruction for the future king(s) and queen(s). From 2011 onward, I worked on a DFG-funded project in Tübingen on the separation between the former eastern and western Roman Empire in the period from 400-600A.D. Since 2014, I have worked at the chair for Medieval History in Erlangen. My habilitation project focuses on the (cultural) differentiation processes in Early Medieval Italy. Moreover I am interested in church history, the organisation of knowledge in the Middle Ages, modes of Early Medieval communication and didactic literature of the Early and High Middle Ages.

Selected Publications


Königskinder. Erziehung am Hof Ludwigs des Heiligen von Frankreich (Beihefte zum Archiv für Kulturgeschichte) (forthcoming).

Books Edited

2016 (co-edited with Fabian Schulz)Osten und Westen 400-600 n. Chr. Kommunikation, Kooperation und Konflikt (Roma Aeterna 4), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.


"...da war ich auch dabei. Erinnerungskritische Fragen an Joinvilles Vie de Saint Louis", in: Erinnerungswege. Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Johannes Fried, ed. by Johannes Heil, Michael Rothmann and Felicitas Schmieder (forthcoming).
2016 "Der Streit um den Titel des ökumenischen Patriarchen als Kommunikationsproblem zwischen Ost und West", in: Osten und Westen 400-600 n. Chr. Kommunikation, Kooperation und Konflikt, ed. by Carola Föller and Fabian Schulz (Roma Aeterna 4), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, pp. 173-190.
2012 "Du digne prétendant au trône. Réflexions sur la transmission des normes de l'autorité royale dans la France de saint Louis", in: Hypothèses. Travaux de l'école doctorale d'histoire 2011, pp 193-208.