Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep 2018-Aug 2019)
Peter Konečný studied History and History of Science at the University of Regensburg and History and Cultural Studies at the Comenius University in Bratislava, obtaining his PhD in 2018 with a dissertation on early modern travelogues written by foreign mining experts visiting the Habsburg Empire.
Peter’s current research project deals with transfer of knowledge on mining in eighteenth-century Central and Eastern Europe. He is also preparing the edition of a travel diary manuscript from mid-seventeenth century covering a journey from Prague to the mining towns in today’s Central Slovakia.
At the MPIWG, he is a member of the “The Art of Judgement” Working Group in Department III.