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Hannes Ziegler

Early Modern History

+44 020 7309 2029h.ziegler@ghil.ac.uk
 
 

Hannes Ziegler joined the GHIL in 2016. He studied history at the LMU Munich and the University of Edinburgh. He received his Ph.D. with a study on trust in political relations in the Holy Roman Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. Before coming to London, he was Research Assistant in Early Modern History at the LMU Munich. His current research project focuses on 18th-century British coastal administrations.

Research Project

‘The Vigilant and the Negligent’
British Coastal Administrations in the 18th Century

Etching and mezzotint image of Martello Towers near Bexhill, with a  small group of people in the foreground, and two soldiers on horseback riding up the road in the centre of the image

The 18th-century history of the British coast has rarely been studied outside the realm of military/naval historyor the history of leisure and sports. The project takes a different approach and explores the history of 18th-century British coastal administration from the angle of administrative and political history in a cultural perspective. It concentrates on the various administrative units that were charged with guarding and watching the coasts – namely the Customs administration – as well as the aims and rationales of the various government institutions involved, including the Treasury, the Admiralty, the War Office, and the Home Office. In a longue-durée perspective, the project also focuses on the social impact of government policies in littoral communities and ultimately aims to integrate the findings with the historiography of state-formation in 18th-century Britain.

Responsibilities at the GHIL

  • Research Fellow for Early Modern British History
  • Fellowship Programme

Research Interests

  • History of the Holy Roman Empire (especially 16th and 17th centuries)
  • Confessional cultures and confessional discourse
  • Cultural history of diplomacy and politics
  • History of emotions
  • British history (especially 17th and 18th centuries)

Education and Academic Background

2016–Research Fellow for Early Modern History at the GHIL
2015Ph.D. (LMU Munich)
2011–2016Research Assistant in Early Modern History (LMU Munich)
2011MA (LMU Munich)
2006–2011European Ethnology, Medieval History, and Modern History at LMU Munich and the University of Edinburgh

Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

2011International Graduate Center 1067 ‘Political Communications’, Ph.D. scholarship
2008DAAD Scholarship (Paris)
2008Erasmus Scholarship (Edinburgh)

 

 
 

Publications

 
 

Monographs and Edited Volumes

with María Ángeles Martín Romera (eds.), The Officer and the People: Accountability and Authority in Premodern Europe (Oxford, forthcoming 2021)

with Daniela Hacke and Claudia Jarzebowski (eds.), Matters of Engagement: Emotions, Identity, and Cultural Contact in the Premodern World (Abingdon/New York, 2020)

Trauen und Glauben: Vertrauen in der politischen Kultur des Alten Reiches im Konfessionellen Zeitalter (Affalterbach, 2017)

Articles and Chapters

'Jacobitism, Coastal Policing, and Fiscal-Military Reform in England after the Glorious Revolution, 1689–1702', Journal of British Studies (forthcoming)

‘Elusive Diplomacy: Saxon Conflict Management in later Sixteenth-Century Germany’, in Dorothea Nolde and Julia Gebke (eds.), Conflict Management in Modern Diplomacy (1500–1914) (in preparation)

‘Customs Officers and Local Communities: Informing in Late Seventeenth-Century England’, in María Ángeles Martín Romera anbd Hannes Ziegler (eds.), The Officer and the People: Accountability and Authority in Premodern Europe (Oxford, forthcoming 2021)

with María Ángeles Martín Romera, ‘Local Communities and Central Officers: The Rise of Public Accountability’, in María Ángeles Martín Romera and Hannes Ziegler (eds.), The Officer and the People: Accountability and Authority in Premodern Europe (Oxford, forthcoming 2021)

‘“Very Prejudicial to the Service of the Revenue”: The British Army on Coastal Duty in Eighteenth-Century East Anglia’, British Journal for Military History, 6/3 (2020)

‘Emotions, Identity and Propaganda: Ottoman Threat and Confessional Divide in Later Sixteenth-Century Germany’, in Daniela Hacke, Claudia Jarzebowski and Hannes Ziegler (eds.), Matters of Engagement: Emotions, Identity and Cultural Contact in the Premodern World (Abingdon/New York, 2020), 311–31

with Daniela Hacke and Claudia Jarzebowski, ‘Matters of Engagement: Emotions, Identity, and Cultural Contact in the Premodern World. An Introduction’, in Daniela Hacke, Claudia Jarzebowski and Hannes Ziegler (eds.), Matters of Engagement: Emotions, Identity and Cultural Contact in the Premodern World (Abingdon/New York, 2020), 1–14

‘The Preventive Idea of Coastal Policing: Vigilance and Enforcement in the Eighteenth-Century British Customs’, Storia della Storiografia, 74 (2018), 75–98

‘Cultures of the Edge? The Place of the Coast in Maritime Historiographies of Britain’, German Historical Institute London Bulletin, 40/2 (2018), 68–90

‘Im Schlaf der Sicherheit: Die Endlichkeit des Religionsfriedens und die Zukunft des Reiches (1608–1618)’, in Christoph Kampmann, Angela Marciniak and Wencke Meteling (eds.), ‘Security turns its eye exclusively to the future’: Zum Verhältnis von Sicherheit und Zukunft in der Geschichte, Politics of Security 3 (Baden-Baden, 2018), 189–206

‘Emotionen und die Geschichte des Politischen: Perspektiven in der Mittelalter- und Frühneuzeitforschung‘, Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, 44/4 (2017), 661–91

‘Privy Council Deliberations on Trust: the Holy Roman Empire around 1600’, in László Kontler and Mark Somos (eds.), Trust and Happiness in the History of European Political Thought, Studies in the History of Political Thought 11, (Leiden/Boston, 2017), 281–301

‘Fürstliche Beratung zwischen Abhängigkeit und Kontrolle: Lutherische Obrigkeitslehre und persönliches Regiment unter Kurfürst August von Sachsen (1553–1586)’, Neues Archiv für Sächsische Geschichte, 86 (2015), 1–28

Reviews and Miscellaneous Publications

for: Francia-Recensio, Historische Zeitschrift, Sehepunkte, Hsozkult, Vierteljahresschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschafsgeschichte, Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, German Historical Institute London Bulletin