Julia Lieth

Extended Faculty Field: 
History of Emotions

PhD-Student at the International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies, Berlin/Germany

I aim to investigate the relation between religion (various confessions and movements) and romantic love in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Germany. I am interested in the negotiation processes between churches’ authorities (theology/liturgy/administration) and religious lovers. I intend to work out to which extent they shared moral values with regard to romantic love and how these intersections were shaped and defined - how they changed. I have just finished my first archival phase and I intend to analyse the collected material during my stay at UC Berkeley in order to write my first chapter. Therein, I plan to focus on romantic love seen through the eyes of pastors.