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Dr. Javier Francisco

Dr. Javier Francisco

Ehemaliger Lehrbeauftragter an der Professur Allgemeine Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit


Freie Universität Berlin
Boltzmannstr. 4, 14195 Berlin


  • Since 02/2017: Postdoctoral researcher of imperial history, Department of History at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.
  • 2014: Visiting scholar, ILAS, Columbia University (NYC).
  • 2013–2016: Ph.D., History, FU Berlin (awarded magna cum laude).
  • 2012: qualifying Ph.D., History, University of Tübingen.
  • 2011: Teacher for university preparatory courses, Nürtingen.
  • 2010: Staatsexamen (equivalent of B.A. and M.A.), History, Spanish and English, University of Tübingen, (awarded magna cum laude).

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Forschungsschwerpunkte und Interessengebiete

  • Imperial and global history
  • Historical methodology and its applications
  • Political history of balance of power and security
  • The Jesuit order as a global player (17th–18th centuries)
  • Exploration of space in science (e.g. exobiology, colonization projects) and fiction (z.B. Asimov, Star Trek)
  • Inventing board games

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Stipendien und Auszeichnungen

  • Fall 2017: Fund grant for the workshop Reconfiguring Imperial Spaces: Intra- and Inter-Imperial Entanglements, University of Göttingen, Berlin.
  • Spring 2016: Follow-up funding award for the completion of the PhD, Graduate School ‘Between Spaces’, Berlin.
  • 2013–2015: PhD fellowship, German Research Association (DFG), Berlin.
  • Spring 2015: Fund grant for the workshop Liminality as an Interdisciplinary Interface?, DFG, Trier.
  • Spring 2014: Award for visiting scholar at Columbia University, Graduate School ‘Between Spaces’, New York City.
  • Fall 2013 and 2014: Research travel grant, DFG, Seville, Vatican City, Córdoba (Arg.) and Buenos Aires.
  • Fall 2013: Grant for research stay at the Colegio de México, DFG, Mexico City.
  • 2012: Qualifying PhD fellowship, Historical Association for History of Overseas (GÜSG).
  • Fall 2007: Scholarship for research stay at University of Brisbane, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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Konferenzen und Workshops


  • Anticipated fall 2018: Workshop on global history, Decolonization as Driver of Political Integration, Oxford [with: Carlos Pérez Ricart, Oxford].
  • 12th–14th October 2017: Workshop on imperial history, Reconfiguring Imperial Spaces: Intra- and Inter-Imperial Entanglements, Berlin [with: Jens Scheiner, Göttingen].
  • 10th–12th June 2015: PhD network conference, Liminality as an Interdisciplinary Interface?, Trier [with: Graduate School ‘Diversity’, Sophie Schramm et al., Trier].


  • May 2017: Conference on the suppression of the Jesuit order, 250 Jahre nach Aufhebung der Jesuitenmissionen in Spanisch Amerika (1767), University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
  • January 2017: Conference on the Spanish siglo de oro of Gernot Kamecke and Ingrid Simson, Netzwerk Siglo de Oro, FU Berlin and Humboldt University.
  • June 2016: Public lecture (Ringvorlesung) of Jürgen Elvert on European Overseas History, Akteure, Pläne und deren Nebenwirkungen in der europäischen Geschichte, University of Cologne.
  • March 2015: Conference on Jesuit universities, Jesuitenuniversitäten als Medienzentren, Jesuitica association, Paderborn.
  • December 2014: Doctoral colloquium of prof. Matthias Asche, University of Tübingen.
  • November 2014: Conference on social dynamics of the Early Modern Era, Movement & Arrest in Early Modern Culture, Nordic Network for Renaissance Studies, Stockholm.
  • March 2014: Conference of MACLAS (Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies), Rethinking Social Justice in Latin America: From the Vatican to the Street, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
  • May 2013: Conference of young-ADLAF (Latin American research foundation) for promising PhD topics on Latin America, Cologne.
  • June 2012: Conference of GÜSG (historical association for history of overseas), Vienna.

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