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Dr. Britta Müller-Schauenburg

Project Assistant at the RdR Forum

+49 6221 54 192 70

Room N2.01 (new building, 2nd floor)

Academic career

  • 06/2018
    Habilitation in Fundamental Theology at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen in Frankfurt am Main, topic of the habilitation thesis: "Benedict's [XIII] image of the church as reflected in the composition of his library"
  • 03/2010
    Doctorate in Fundamental Theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen with a dissertation on the relationship between religious experience and theological argumentation in the Byzantine theologian Gregorios Palamas (under Prof. Dr. Dr. Michael Eckert)
  • 2000 - 2005
    Studied Catholic theology (diploma) and philosophy (M.A.) in Tübingen


  • 2015
    Karl Ferdinand Werner Scholarship (DHIP)
  • 2010
    Karl Ferdinand Werner Scholarship (DHIP)
  • 11/2011 - 02/2012
    Research Fellowship of the German Historical Institute Paris
  • 2006 - 2009
    Doctoral scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation


(thematic selection)

  • Collaborative monograph with GEORG CHRIST,SASKIA DÖNITZ, DANIEL G. KÖNIG, SEVKET KÜCÜKHÜSEYIN, MARGIT MERSCH, ULRIKE RITZERFELD, CHRISTIAN VOGEL and JULIA ZIMMERMANN: Transkulturelle Verflechtungen. Medieval perspectives, Göttingen 2016.
  • Forms and functions of law in the theologies. Workshop of the DFG Research Training Group 1728 on November 14, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main. Dialog paper (online publication): URN: urn:nbn:de:101:1-201602298602
  • "Unsuccessfully writing rightly. The Paris Manuscripts of Benedict XIII's Treatise Quia nonulli with the Responsa", in: Eure Namen sind im Buch des Lebens geschrieben. Antike und mittelalterliche Quellen als Grundlage moderner prosopographischer Forschung, ed. by RAINER BERNDT (Erudiri Sapientia 11), Münster 2014, 381-412.
  • Religious experience, spirituality and theological argumentation. The doctrine of God and the image of God in Gregorios Palamas (Forum Systematik 43), Stuttgart 2011.

Full details can be found here

Research interests

  • Religious legal discourses
  • Verbalized and iconic orders of knowledge
  • Ethical aspects of historiography