Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Florian Hartmann

  Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Florian Hartmann Copyright: Peter Winandy

Dr. phil. Florian Hartmann has been Heisenberg-University Professor for the subject of Mediaeval Discourse on Knowledge at the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Arts and Humanities since June 2017. In his research he is concerned with the situational, social establishment of new knowledge – its dissemination, acceptance or dismissal – and with the interdependency between social environment and knowledge of any kind. Furthermore he looks at forms of communication, particularly the letter over the course of the Middle Ages.


Born September 6, 1975, in Ratzeburg.


1997 to 2002 Studied History, Classical Philology (Latin) and Educational Science at the University of Bonn and Humboldt University of Berlin
2005 Doctorate at the University of Bonn
2012 Habilitation in Regimentation of Verbal Communication in Social Context ibid.


2004 to 2007 Research Assistant at the University of Bonn

2007 to 2010

Research Assistant at the German Historical Institute in Rome
2011 to 2017 Temporary Member of the Academic Senate at the University of Bonn
2013 to 2016 Substitute chair at Chemnitz University of Technology, RWTH Aachen University and at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


Family: married, three children: Titus, Cosimo und Philon
Free time: Jogging and spending time with his family, typically outdoors and playing football.

Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it‘s not fine it‘s not the end.

Oscar Wilde