Prof. Dr. Daniel Damler

Affiliate Researcher

Main Focus

  • Analogue normativity and conceptual metaphors in legal history
  • Material/visual culture of law
  • Foundations of a common science of norms (comparative normative sources research as well as the normative impact research)
  • The institutional history of the European expansion
  • Institutional history of European colonization (public-private partnership, property)
  • History and theory of corporate law
  • History of legal drafting



Study of Law, Medieval and Modern History in Tübingen, Frankfurt am Main and Madrid; 2001 First State Examination (Law Degree); 2006 Graduated Dr. jur., Tübingen; 2007 Second State Examination (Law Degree); 2015 Post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation).

Recipient of “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” (German Academic Scholarship Foundation) Scholarship; 2007 Prize of the Reinhold-und-Maria-Teufel-Foundation; 2009 and 2017 Law Book of the Year; 2015 “Sibylle Kalkhof-Rose Prize” awarded by the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz. 

2023 Visiting Professor at Harry Radzyner Law School in Tel Aviv/Herzliya.

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