Jörn Christophersen

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Jörn Roland Christophersen (born 1983) is a German historian with a particular interest in the history of the Jews in medieval times.
In 2013, he was Fellow of a research cluster devoted to "Societal Dependencies and Social Networks" at the Universities of Trier and Mainz.[1] He was a secretary to the directors‘ board of the Arye Maimon Institute at the University of Trier, Germany, and working there with Alfred Haverkamp.[2] Christophersen has published a book about the history of the Jews in eastern regions of the Holy Roman Empire in the late Middle ages.[3] As a guest editor, he organized a special volume of the academic journal HAMSA about the visibility of religious difference. The issue deals with the mutual perception of Christians, Jews and Muslims during the Middle Ages.[4]
He is a researcher at Berlin‘s Humboldt University.


  1. CV in a research registry
  2. Website of the Arye Maimon Institute.
  3. Christophersen, Jörn R. (2021). Krisen, Chancen und Bedrohungen. Studien zur Geschichte der Juden in der Mark Brandenburg während des späteren Mittelalters (13. bis Anfang des 16. Jahrhunderts) [Crises, Opportunities and Threats. Studies on the History of the Jews in the Magraviate of Brandenburg in the Late Middle Ages (13th to early 16th Century)] (in Deutsch). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. ISBN 978-3-447-11710-4. (with an English Summary, pp. 719-727).
  4. Visibility of religious difference in Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean“: Hamsa 7, 2020/21, coordinated by Clara Almagro Vidal und Jörn R. Christophersen.

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