List of doctoral researchers

Last nameFirst name
AnkerFelix
BarfLisa-Marie
BarqueraRodrigo
BillingsTraci
BjørnRasmus
BorryMaxime
Caetano AndradeVictor Lery
CarlhoffSelina
CerasoniJacopo Niccolò
ChechuroIlya
ClaytonStephen
Cueva TempranaArturo
DefantSarah
del RioJoaquin
Esquivel GomezLuis Roger
FagernäsZandra
Fellows YatesJames
GhalichiAyshin
GiffinKaren
GildeevaOlga
GretzingerJoscha
Heddell-StevensPhoebe
HillAshley Eden
Hoffmann Konstantin
HuberBarbara
HüblerRon
HüblerNataliia
IminjiliVictor
LankapalliAditya Kumar
Mir MakhamadBasira
NayakAyushi
NelsonElizabeth
NeumannGunnar
OrfanouEleftheria
PenskeSandra
PetersCarli
QuanteElla
ReichardtBjörn
SalemNada
SchmidClemens
Schweikhard Nathanael
ScottAshley
ShcherbakovaOlena
ShoaeeMohammed Javad
SkourtaniotiEirini
TangLi
TegethoffRobert
TjukaAnnika
TsuchiyaAyaka
TykhostupOlena
VanwezerNils
Vidal OrgaBlanca
VillalbaVanessa
WangNaihui
WeberAriane
WuMei Shin
ZachBarbara

Lat. doctus (masc.) / docta (fem.) ‘learned’ is a participle of lat. docere ‘teach’ and basis of lat. doctor (masc.) / doctrix (fem.) ‘learned person’.

List of alumni and alumnae

Last nameFirst nameDay of Defense
Andrades ValtuenaAida2021-07-08
BleasdaleMadeleine2020-10-06
BrownSamantha2021-02-26
FeldmanMichal2020-01-27
ImmelAlexander2020-09-30
KellerMarcel2020-07-03
LamnidisThiseas Christos2021-01-21
MüllerThomas2021-01-07
NägeleKathrin2021-06-09
PavlekBarbara2021-01-11
SabinSusanna2019-11-01
van de LoosdrechtMarieke2021-03-08
WangKe2021-01-14
WedageOshan2020-08-26
WilkinShevan2020-06-30

alumnus (masc.) / alumna (fem.),  plural: alumni (masc.) / alumnae (fem.) < Latin alumnus ‘child, nourished child’, actually verbal adjective ‘(someone) who is being/became nourished’ from Latin alere ‘nourish’

In the field of academia since the founding of the first university in Bologna in 1135, there has been the idea of ​​a family or extended family: the university is the alma mater – the Latin words mean ‘nourishing mother’. In the German-speaking world, there is the junior scientist who has a “doctoral father” (since about 1870) or a “doctoral mother” (since about 1970). In the English-speaking world we find the bachelor (a loan word from Celtic), probably originally a ‘young farmer’, and as the next grade magister/master, which means originally ‘the larger (of two)’, and already Latin had the additional meaning of ‘head, teacher’. The two titles are thus framed in opposition to each other and could refer to the conditions on an early medieval estate. When the offspring is ready, he or she is nourished – alumnus/a. Just as the family stays in touch and meets from time to time, so it should also be with a program’s graduates.

Therefore, the IMPRS for the Science of Human History will build up a network of its alumni and alumnae. On the one hand, the success of the IMPRS-SHH is to be seen in the careers of its alumni and alumnae in academia and industry. On the other hand, alumni and alumnae may pursue different careers after their promotion. That is why learning about their experiences is especially important for the PhD students.