PD Dr. Peter Collin

Research Field Coordinator

Main Focus

Legal history of the 19th and 20th century, especially

  • History of public law
  • History of labour law
  • Administrative history
  • Judicial history


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Curriculum Vitae

Peter Collin (born in 1967) has been working at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (formerly Max Planck Institute for European Legal History) since 2008. After studying law in Berlin (1987-1991) and doing his legal clerkship (1991-1994), he was DFG-Fellow at the Graduate School for European Legal History in Frankfurt/Main from 1994 to 1997. In 1999 he received his doctorate with a thesis in the field of the history of criminal law at the Humboldt University in Berlin. From 1997 to 1999 he worked in legal practice; from 2000 to 2008 he was a research assistant at the Chair of Public Law and European Administrative History (Prof. Erk Volkmar Heyen) at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald. There he obtained a post-doctoral qualification (Habilitation) in public law, modern legal and administrative history and science of public administration in 2008. In 2015, the Legal Department of Frankfurt’s Goethe University affiliated Peter Collin as Privatdozent.

Abgeschlossene Projekte

Research Communication

Yearbook 2015 Regulated self-regulation from a legal historical perspective

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