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Charlotte Neubert

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Universität Regensburg - Sedanstraße 1
Charlotte Neubert, Raum 231 (GRK 2337 Metropolität)
93055 Regensburg

Telefon: 0941/943-7653

E-Mail: Charlotte.Neubert@geschichte.uni-regensburg.de


Charlotte Neubert completed her Bachelor of Arts degree and the “Staatsexamen Gymnasium” in History, German Literature, German as a foreign language and Latin at the University of Regensburg (2008/09-2014/15). Her final thesis was about “Decadence in the early work of Stefan George”. She went to Durham on the Erasmus+ programme in order to to study and do an internship during autumn term 2014. From September 2015 to March 2017, she was working as a research assistant for Professor Jörg Oberste (Medieval History and Auxiliary Science of History). Since April 2017 Charlotte has been a member of the teaching staff at the University of Regensburg and a member of the DFG-Graduate Programme Metropolism in Pre-modern Times (Metropolität in der Vormoderne). For the academic year 2017/18 she went to England for an extended research trip. Charlotte attended seminars at Durham University, visited several medieval conferences (e.g. IMC Leeds 2018, Harlaxton Medieval Symposium) and taught as a language assistant at the University of Newcastle (e.g. workshop "Images of the City Newcastle – An interactive guided tour through the medieval and early modern version of the city"). She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Regensburg under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jörg Oberste. This summer semester she is going to spend two months in London to attend the Medieval and Tudor London Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
The research trip is funded by the Mentoring International Programme of the German Research Foundation. Her mentor is Prof. Dr. Caroline Barron (Royal Holloway, University of London).

Grants and Scholarships:

  • Erasmus + Programme (09/2014 - 11/2014)
  • DAAD / German Academic Exchange Service Language Assistant (09/2016 - 04/2017)
  • External Funding DFG, Mentoring International Programme (05/2019 - 07/2019)



  • Urban history
  • 15/16th century England
  • Late medieval and Tudor London
  • Historiographic Narration
  • Concepts of Identity and Meaning


Construction of an urban identity in late medieval and early Tudor London

Urban chronicles are very well preserved for many towns and cities in northern Italy, Switzerland and Germany. London and England didn’t produce an official narration about their own history as a civic community. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t other forms of historical writing to create and establish a corporate sense of identity: Chronicle texts often appear in private writing, included in anthologies or miscellaneous collections. I am especially interested in the origin of myths, the way they are told, altered and visualised and how the current political situation is influencing the demand of those. I would like to look at the London merchants as a special group of citizens and how they produced and perceived their urban history through texts as well as through other medial strategies to construct a civic and urban identity. My main focus lies on the narrative sources; texts that deal with London, its history and presentation as a topic.


  • "Die Konstruktion metropolitaner Identität am Beispiel Nürnbergs - Constructing a metropolitan identity -Nuremberg as a case study", London, Summer School "Metropolis" at the IMLR School of Advanced Study, University of London, July 2017.
  • “London in the later middle Ages. Written sources”, Research Seminar of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg “Metropolität in der Vormoderne”, University of Regensburg, January 2018.
  • "Learning from catastrophes. Fires and their regulations in London before the Great Fire 1666" at the conference “Earthquakes, fire, floods and other catastrophes. Their influence of development and image of a city in late medieval and pre-modern times”, Institute for Cultural Heritage Preservation, Basel, Switzerland, February 2018.
  • “Constructing an urban identity. Historiographical texts by late medieval London merchants”, Seminar of the German Archaeological Institute, German Archaeological Institute, Rome, April 2018
  • “Constructing a metropolitan identity”, Poster Presentation of PhD project at Harlaxton Medieval Symposium, Harlaxton, UK, July 2018
  • „Kaufleute im spätmittelalterlichen London. Konstruktion einer städtischen Identität (insb. der ital. Kaufleute)“, at the workshop during the conference „Italien als Vorbild? Ökonomische und kulturelle Verflechtungen europäischer Metropolen am Vorabend der 'ersten Globalisierung' (1300-1600)", University of Regensburg, November 2018.
  • „Die Rezeption der Descriptio des FitzStephen durch spätmitteralterliche Kaufleute Londons. Zur Konstruktion städtischer Identität“, Interdisziplinärer Methodenworkshop "Informationsverarbeitung in der Stadt des 12.-16. Jahrhunderts", DHI Deutsches Historisches Institut, Rome, November 2018.
  • „Konstruktion metropolitaner Identität. London im späten Mittelalter“, Freitagskolloquium des IStG, Institut für Vergleichende Stadtgeschichte, Münster, January 2019.
  • „Die Konstruktion städtischer Identität an Beispielen privater Schriftlichkeit Londoner Kaufleute (15. – 16. Jahrhundert)“, Research Seminar of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg “Metropolität in der Vormoderne”, University of Regensburg, January 2019.
  • „Introduction to the field of Emotional History”, together with fellow PhD student Gregory Tucker, Research Seminar of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg “Metropolität in der Vormoderne”, University of Regensburg, May 2019.


  • Die Konstruktion städtischer Identität an Beispielen privater Schriftlichkeit Londoner Kaufleute (14. – 16. Jahrhundert), in: Informationsverarbeitung in der Stadt des 12.-16. Jahrhundert. Beiträge des interdisziplinären (Post-)Doc-Workshop des Trierer Zentrums für Mediävistik im November 2018, hrsg. von Eric Burkart und Vincenz Schwab (Mittelalter. Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Rezeptionsgeschichte, Beihefte 2), S. xxx–xxx, https://mittelalter.hypotheses.org/XXXXX. (forthcoming May 2019).
  • C. Neubert, London auf dem Weg zur Metropole, in: Blick in die Wissenschaft. Forschungsmagazin der Universität Regensburg 40 (2019), S. 32-35.


Sommersemester 2020

  • Übung der Fachdidaktik Geschichte: Stadtgeschichte 2.0 Didaktik und Medien außerschulischen historischen Lernens in der digitalisierten Welt - City History 2.0 Didactics and media of extracurricular historical learning in the digitalised world (gemeinsam mit Julian Zimmermann, Veranstaltungsnummer: 33230)

Sommersemester 2019

  • Übung: Städte erzählen Geschichte - Stadtgeschichtsschreibung spätmittelalterlicher Städte Europas - London im Fokus (Veranstaltungsnummer: 33188)

Sommersemester 2017

  • Proseminar: Die Merowinger (Veranstaltungsnummer: 33168)


Metropolität in der Vormoderne

DFG-GRK 2337


Prof. Dr. Jörg Oberste

St-grk 2337
Wissenschaftl. Koordination

Kathrin Pindl M.A.