Mai-Britt Weichmann

I am a medievalist from Germany. As an undergraduate, I studied History and Medieval Latin, and progressed on to a masters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies including History, German and Art History, both at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. My special fields of interest are the late medieval history of piety and devotion, Middle Low German literature and the history of the book.

In my spare time I like doing sports, reading, playing music and all kinds of creative handicraft. I was involved in my parish’s youth work for many years. Currently I volunteer in the field of public history through working at a museum and conveying insights into late medieval everyday life as a historic interpreter at living history events.

In Michaelmas 2018 I started my DPhil project on early Low German book printing at the Faculty of Modern Languages. I am looking forward to a great time living and working here at Somerville College.