Maximilian Miguel Scholz

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location
Bellamy 449

Fields of Interest: Early modern Europe; Germany; Reformation; history of refugees

Bio: Maximilian Scholz specializes in the social and religious history of early modern Europe. His current book manuscript, titled Refugees and the Recasting of the Reformation: Frankfurt am Main, 1554-1618 explores the fate and impact of Reformation refugees by looking at one center of refugee life, the German city of Frankfurt am Main. Dr. Scholz contends that refugees determined the nature of the religious changes taking place in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. He also believes that Europe’s early modern refugee crisis can (and should) inform current debates about displacement and accommodation. You can read Dr. Scholz's 2018 editorial on the history of refugees in Germany, which appeared in FOCUS Magazine, by following this link. Dr. Scholz received his B.A., M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. He won a Fulbright Grant for his research in Germany and held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen before coming to FSU. He has since won research grants from the DAAD and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. His research appears in the Sixteenth Century Journal and the Journal of Urban History, and he has written book reviews for the Sixteenth Century Journal, German Studies Review, and Central European History.

Teaching: Dr. Scholz regularly teaches WOH1023 “The Modern World to 1815” and EUH4144 “Reformation.”

Articles: “Religious Refugees and the Search for Public Worship in Frankfurt am Main, 1554-1608.” Sixteenth Century Journal 50:3 (Fall 2019):765-782.

“Over Our Dead Bodies: The Fight Over Cemetery Construction in Nineteenth-Century London.” Journal of Urban History 43:3 (May 2017): 445-457. early modern Europe; reformation; renaissance; Germany; refugees; Christianity; Holy Roman Empire

Research Interests
Early modern Europe; Reformation; history of Christianity; history of refugees