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Kathrin Pindl M.A.

Research Assistant

office: PT 3.0.25a
phone: +49-941-943-5754
fax: +49-941-943-5752
e-mail: Kathrin.Pindl[at]ur.de




  • Since February 2016: Independent project "Storage for subsistence. Regensburg's hospital granary (17th-19th centuries)" within the German Research Foundation’s Priority Programme SPP 1859:"Experience and Expectation: Historical Foundations of Economic Behaviour"
  • Since September 2015: Membership in the German Research Foundation's Scientific Network "Actions, Perceptions, Calculations. A new methodology for late medieval economic history"
  • Since May 2015: MEDEA (Modeling semantically Enriched Digital Editions of Accounts) within the NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Programme
  • Since October 2013: Research Assistant at the Chair for Economic and Social History at the University of Regensburg
  • September 2013: M.A. in History (focus on economic and social history) at the University of Regensburg
    M.A. thesis: “Labour and Livelihood in Pre-Modern Times – Wages, Prices and Living Standards in Mühldorf am Inn 1550 – 1700”
  • March 2012: B.A. in History, Political Science and French Philology at the University of Regensburg
    B.A. thesis: “The 1316 Regime of Regensburg's St Catherine's Hospital between Normative Order and ‘Normal Reality’”
  • April 2010 – June 2015: (Student) Research Assistant at the Chair for Regional History of Bavaria at the University of Regensburg in cooperation with the Archives of the Hospital of St Catherine




Research interests / focus

  • Development of wages, prices and living standards in European regions since the late Middle Ages
  • Group-specific patterns of diet and consumption, strategies of subsistence
  • Poverty in historical perspective
  • Agricultural, hospital and environmental history
  • Digital Humanities




Die virtuellen Welten des Spitalarchivs. ICARus und monasterium.net, in: Stadt Regensburg (ed.): Das Archiv der St. Katharinenspitalstiftung Regensburg. Das schriftliche Welterbe von Regensburg, Regensburg 2018, pp. 95-99.

Grain Policies and Storage in Southern Germany. The Regensburg Hospital (17th-19th Centuries), in:
Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte/Economic History Yearbook 2018, 59(2), pp. 415-445.

Auskommen und Vorratshaltung seit dem Mittelalter. Die Rechnungsbücher des Regensburger St. Katharinenspitals, in: Blick in die Wissenschaft 33/34 (2016), pp. 3-10, with Mark Spoerer.
Rezension zu: Stanford, Charlotte A. (ed.): The Building Accounts of the Savoy Hospital, London, 1512–1520. Woodbridge 2015, in: H-Soz-Kult, 02.11.2016, http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-26541.
Rezension zu: Mirko Crabus, Fürsorge und Herrschaft. Das spätmittelalterliche Fürsorgesystem der Stadt Münster und die Trägerschaft des Rates. (Westfalen in der Vormoderne, Bd. 15.) Münster, in: Historische Zeitschrift 300 (2015), 3, pp. 785-786, with Artur Dirmeier.
Archivkurs des Sommersemesters 2015. Materielle Überlieferung und (Alltags-)Erinnerung 1795, 1945, 2015, Regensburg 2015, with Manuela Daschner und Raffael Parzefall (ed.).
„Divergence” in Oberschlesien? Quantitative Zugänge zu Lebensstandard und Wirtschaftsentwicklung, in: Szkice archiwalno-historyczne 12 (2015), pp. 221-227.
Heilmittel? Genussmittel? Alltäglicher Bierkonsum in einem vormodernen Hospital, in: Lübbers, Bernhard / Smolorz, Roman (ed.): Bier in Regensburg. Versuch einer kulturhistorischen Annäherung, Regensburg 2014, pp. 55-69.
Spitalordnung für das St. Katharinenspital von 1316, in: Wolf, Peter et al. (ed.): Ludwig der Bayer. Wir sind Kaiser! Katalog zur Bayerischen Landesausstellung 2014 (Veröffentlichungen zur Bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur 63), Augsburg 2014, pp. 317.
Region im Staat – Staat in der Region. Oberschlesien im Staat der Hohenzollern und der Habsburger (1742–1918), 29.05.2014 – 30.05.2014 Kattowitz, Rybnik, in: H-Soz-Kult, 13.09.2014, http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-5543, with Raffael Parzefall.
From a small archive's standpoint - A short review on the Spital Archive's didactic practice in a digital world, in: Archives Portal Europe network of excellence (APEx), 10.03.2014, http://www.apex-project.eu/index.php/en/articles/162-from-a-small-archive-s-standpoint-a-short-review-on-the-spital-archive-s-didactic-practice-in-a-digital-world.
Building infrastructures for archives in a digital world. 26.06.2013-28.06.2013, Dublin (Tagungsbericht), in: H-Soz-u-Kult, 21.08.2013, http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=4973.
Rückkehr zur Schlichtheit – Bettelorden in Regensburg, in: Jahresbericht der UNESCO-Welterbekoordination 2012, Regensburg 2013.
Leben im Spital – Pfründner und ihr Alltag (1500 – 1800). 09.11.2012-10.11.2012, Regensburg (Tagungsbericht), in: H-Soz-u-Kult, 11.01.2013, http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=4566.





Undergraduate classes for students of history and economics, e.g.:

  • Climate and (hunger) crises, 1300-1900
  • Patterns of nutrition and consumption in Southern Germany c. 1350-1900
  • Poverty and famine in historical perspective
  • Books of account as sources for linguistics and history
  • Material tradition and everyday memory 1795, 1945, 2015
  • Escape from the poverty trap? (Pre-) modern standards of living in Southern Germany
  • From the archives into WWW. Books of account as sources for economic history and linguistics
  • Historiographical working techniques


Picture: Copyright 2015 (CC-BY-SA), by Syd Bauman/Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

  2. Department of History

Kathrin Pindl

Chair for Economic and Social History


Postal address:
Universität Regensburg
D-93040 Regensburg
Universität Regensburg
Universitätsstraße 31
D-93053 Regensburg