Florian Abe, M.A.

Florian Abe, M.A.

Predoctoral Fellow

Main Focus

  • Object culture of the late middle ages
  • Concepts of history in medieval and early modern arts and architecture
  • Arts and confession building
  • Theory of space and theory of climate

Research Projects

"Die geystlich Straß". Late Medieval Stations of the Cross as Immersive Urban Ensembles of Salvation

Publications (Selection)

  • "'Der Einfluss des Himmels.' Beziehungen zwischen Klimatheorie und Gartenkunst im 18. Jahrhundert", in Historische Gärten und Klimawandel. Eine Aufgabe für Gartendenkmalpflege, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft, ed. Reinhard F. Hüttl, Karen David and Bernd Uwe Schneider, Berlin et al. 2019, pp. 7789, URL: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110607772-008 (accessed 08.11.2019). 

Curriculum Vitae

Florian Abe studied Art History, Classical Archaeology and English Philology as well as Fine Arts in Berlin and Greifswald with a study visit in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He worked as a tutor and student research assistant at the Free University of Berlin's chair for architectural history (2012–2016), the DFG-funded project "Baukunst und Wissenschaft" (2014–2015), the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (2015–2017) and the interdisciplinary research group "Historic Gardens and Climate Change" of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2016–2019).
His Bachelor's thesis at the Free University of Berlin (2016) dealt with the topos of "fluid space" in relation to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. In 2019, he earned his Master's degree with an iconographic and iconological study on Pieter Bruegel the Elder's panel "The Conversion of St. Paul".
Since November 2019, Florian Abe is a junior scholar at Prof Dr. Tanja Michalsky's department "Cities and Spaces in Premodernity" at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, working on a dissertation project on late medieval Stations of the Cross, advised by Prof Dr. Christian Freigang.
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