PD Dr. Riccarda Suitner
Visiting Scholar

Consolidator Fellow, Historisches Kolleg, Munich (Partnership Positions Programme of the Max Weber Foundation) 2023–2024
PD, Historisches Seminar, LMU Munich


2005–2011 Studies in History and Philosophy in Rome and in Cologne; 2010 Herzog Ernst Scholarship from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation; 2011 M.A. at the Sapienza University of Rome; 2011 Scholarship from the graduate school "Religion in Modernisierungsprozessen" at the University of Erfurt; 2012–2014 Scholarship from the German National Merit Foundation; 2013 Research at the Warburg Institute, London; 2014 Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; 2014 PhD, dissertation on the dissemination of dialogues of the dead in the early German Enlightenment; 2018 Junior Fellow at the Descartes Center, University of Utrecht; 2014–2018 Lecturer at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt; 2017–2018 Scientific coordinator of the DFG research group "Religious Individualization in Historical Perspective"; 2019 Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN, II fascia) in History of philosophy; 2019 Lecturer at the University of Giessen; since 2020 Lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich; 2018–2023 Researcher at the DHI Rome in the field of the early modern history with a research project about Venice and the Radical Reformation; 2022 German Habilitation in Early Modern History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; 2023 Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN, II fascia) in Early Modern History. From October 2023 Consolidator Fellow, Historisches Kolleg, Munich (Partnership Positions Programme of the Max Weber Foundation), PD, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.

Main research interests
Reformation history, European Enlightenment, History of Knowledge, Migration Studies, History of Crime, Book Trade History, Entangled History.

- Research group "Acqua e fuoco: elementi e metafore filosofiche nel pensiero antico, medievale e moderno" (Sapienza Università di Roma, Project head: Prof. Dr. Luisa Valente)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts
- Società Italiana di Studi sul Secolo XVIII
- International Society for Intellectual History
- Accademia Roveretana degli Agiati (Rovereto)
- International Research Network "Natural Law 1625–1850" (project leaders: Dr. Frank Grunert, Prof. Dr. Knud Haakonssen, Prof. Dr. Diethelm Klippel)
- Research Network "EMoDiR" (Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism)
- 2014–2018 Kolleg-Forschergruppe "Religiöse Individualisierung in historischer Perspektive" (project leaders: Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke, Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow)
- 2008–2010 research group "Il paradigma cartesiano" (national research project PRIN, project leaders Prof. Dr. Carlo Borghero, Prof. Dr. Giulia Belgioioso, Prof. Dr. Chiara Giuntini), "Dal cartesianismo all'illuminismo radicale" and "La tentazione del materialismo" (Sapienza University of Rome)