Florian Wieser (BA, MA (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich), SGSAH AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship)

Thesis title: Survivance between Empires: Black and Indigenous American Reactions to the French-Spanish Conflict in the Circum-Caribbean, 1559-1697


I was born and educated in Germany, completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Early in my studies I developed an interest in colonial history and began to focus on the early modern Spanish empire and especially the marginalised groups within it. To further this research, I spent a semester studying at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid via the ERASMUS programme. I have researched history of sexuality and gender, history of the body and medicine, history of emotions, and discursive history. For my PhD project, I am looking at the role of Black and Native American people in the space between the Spanish and French colonial empires in the Americas. My PhD project is funded by the Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH). In 2024, I also completed a Visiting Doctoral Researchership at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


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Current research interests

early modern history (sixteenth-century history, seventeenth-century history); colonial and imperial history; Spanish history; French history; Black history and slavery studies; indigenous peoples' history; history of sexuality and gender; history of the body; discursive history