About Markus

Markus Dolinsky is a historian and Research Associate at the Chair of Medieval History, University of Erfurt, a member of the Research Unit on Voluntariness, and Co-Investigator in the subproject on medieval martyrdom. His research interests include the history of the English and Scandinavian Middle Ages, intercultural exchange, and the history of ethnography, gender, and religion.

Research Field

Medieval History


University of Erfurt

Department of History

Markus Dolinsky

Markus Dolinsky

Co-Investigator (Medieval History)

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