Christoffer Leber

Visiting Student Researcher

PhD Candidate, History of Science
Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
CSTMS Research Unit: Office for the History of Science and Technology
Affiliation period: September 2017 - September 2017
Advisor(s)Kärin Nickelsen
Degrees PhD History of Science :: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (ongoing)
State Exam in History and German Language :: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (2015)
MA Modern History :: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (2014)

Research Areas

Christoffer Leber investigates the complex relationship between science and religion in fin-de-siècle Germany. His dissertation project looks at the German Monist movement which was the leading secularist organization in Imperial Germany. Founded in 1906 by zoologist Ernst Haeckel, the German Monist League ("Deutscher Monistenbund") sought to replace Christian religion by scientific knowledge. His PhD project examines the many ways in which the narrative of an intrinsic conflict between science and religion shaped the movement's self-image, its public reception, and its utopian discourses.

Christoffer Leber received his M.A. in Modern History from the University of Munich in 2014. Since 2015, he is PhD student at the History of Science Department at the University of Munich (LMU). His dissertation is being supervised by Kärin Nickelsen. In the same year, he became fellow at the International Graduate School "Religious Cultures in 19th and 20th-Century Europe" at LMU Munich.

last updated: June 29th, 2020