Maximilian Miguel Scholz

Assistant Professor

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Bellamy 449

Maximilian Scholz is a historian of religion who specializes on the Reformation. His current book project, 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. His work appears in the Sixteenth Century Journal and the Journal of Urban History.


Dr. Scholz received his B.A., M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. He has taught courses at Yale College, Yale Divinity School, and at Fairfield University. In 2016-2017 he held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Germany.


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


Peer-Reviewed Publications:

“Religious Refugees and the Search for Public Worship in Frankfurt am Main, 1554-1608.” The Sixteenth Century Journal. Forthcoming in Spring 2019.

“Over Our Dead Bodies: The Fight Over Cemetery Construction in Nineteenth-Century London.” Journal of Urban History 43:3 (May 2017): 445-457.

Book Reviews:

Review of Richard J. Ninness, "Between Opposition and Collaboration: Nobles, Bishops, and the German Reformation in the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg, 1555-1619." The Sixteenth Century Journal 43:4 (Winter 2012): 1160-1161.