| Fellows

New fellows in October and November

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg welcomes six new fellows for the winter semester. In October, the legal historian Éva Jakab (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary), the legal historian Salvatore Marino (University of Naples Federico II), the legal historian Hesi Siimets-Gross (University of Tartu) and the historian Alexey Tikhomirov (Bielefeld University) took up a fellowship. They were followed in November by the legal historian Ferdinando Mazzarella (University of Palermo) and the historian Yurii Zazuliak (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv). We wish all new fellows a good start in Münster and look forward to a stimulating collaboration.

The new fellows in profile:

Prof. Dr. Éva Jakab is a professor at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary in Budapest, where she heads the doctoral school of the Faculty of Law. Previously, she was a professor, vice-dean and president of the doctoral school at the University of Szeged. She acquired her scientific degrees at the University of Szeged and at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is also a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Her areas of research include ancient legal history, especially Roman law, and ancient papyri. At the Kolleg, she will work on her project “Legal Pluralism in Theory and Practice. The Case of the Roman Empire”. In this project, she is investigating how Roman jurists dealt with local legal customs, using the example of inheritance law.

Ass. Prof. Dr. Salvatore Marino focuses on Roman and ancient law. He received his doctorate in law from the University of Cologne in 2009 and habilitated in 2018 after working at the universities of Cologne, Göttingen and Münster. Since 2021, he has been a senior assistant professor in humanities at the University of Naples Federico II, where he teaches Roman law and Romanist legal traditions. His research project at the Kolleg deals with the "Dialectic of Privilege". Marino assumes that privilege was understood as an extraordinary legal concept in the legal-pluralist society of Roman antiquity, but became an essential ordering factor towards the Middle Ages.

Prof. Dr. Ferdinando Mazzarella obtained his doctorate in Legal History at the University of Milano “Statale”. In 2010, he obtained the national qualification as associate professor in Naples University SOB and in 2017 the national habilitation for tenured full professorship in Legal History. Since 2019, he has been a professor of Legal History at the University of Palermo. His research interests focus on the history of European commercial and civil law in the 19th and 20th centuries. His research project at the Kolleg aims to compare the approaches of National Socialist Germany and Fascist Italy on codification and contract law in the light of their ideology.

Ass. Prof. Dr. Hesi Siimets-Gross is a legal historian working in the field of Roman law and its reception as well as the legal history of Estonia. She studied at the School of Law at the University of Tartu, where she also obtained her doctorate with a thesis on the Baltic Private Law Code (1864/65) and the Roman law in the Baltic provinces. Since 2012, she has been an associate professor for Legal History and Roman Law at the University of Tartu. She also works as a lawyer-linguist at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. At the Kolleg, she will investigate the unification of law in Estonia in the period between the two world wars. Since the particularistic Private Law Code of 1864 was also enacted in the newly established Republic of Estonia, enormous legal pluralism prevailed here.

Dr. Alexey Tikhomirov works on the cultural history of Eastern Europe, especially Russia and the Soviet Union. His research interests include justice under state socialism, leader cults, and the history of emotions, gender and the body. Since 2017, he has been teaching in the Department of Eastern European History at Bielefeld University. After receiving his PhD from Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University in Russia, he was a fellow at University College London, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the German Historical Institute in Moscow, among others. At the Kolleg, he will work on the topic of trust in the judiciary. To this end, he is examining petitions to party and state leaders in the Soviet Union.

Ass. Prof. Dr. Yurii Zazuliak obtained his doctorate in Medieval Studies at the Central European University in Budapest in 2008. From 2003 to 2021, he was a research fellow at the Institute of Ukrainian Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Lviv. Since 2014, he is an associate professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. In addition, he was awarded several research fellowships in Germany, Bulgaria and the USA. Zazuliak has worked extensively on the late medieval kingdom of Poland. At the Käte Hamburger Kolleg, he will examine the role of crime and criminal justice in shaping and transforming the boundaries between various ethnic and religious communities in early modern Lviv.