Moritz Hermann

Moritz Hermann studied History, German studies and Philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and is currently a PhD student at the Historical Seminar of the same university. For his PhD he researches the history and memory of the Quilombo of Palmares, a slave-resistance in colonial Brazil that turned into an important political symbol in the 20th century. In general, his scientific interest lies at the intersection of social and cultural history, investigating questions of class, gender and race in the contexts of literature, the social imaginary and memory. Because he passed a large part of his childhood in Brazil, Moritz Herrmann also holds a special affinity for the history of this Latin American country