Dr. Maximilian Scholz, 2016-2017
Maximilian Scholz is an Assistant Professor of History at Florida State University. He specializes in the social and religious history of early modern Europe. His current book manuscript, entitled “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. 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 Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. His work appears in the German Studies Review, the Sixteenth Century Journal, and the Journal of Urban History.