Irina Savinetskaya

CENDARI Visiting Research Fellow

Irina Savinetskaya is PhD candidate at the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University. She holds a diploma in history from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (2008) and a MA in Medieval Studies from the Central European University (2009). Her research focuses on the images of France and the French in the German lands from the 1450s roughly until the Reformation. She is particularly interested in how representing France as "Other" was functional for the formation of German identities. Her project as a CENDARI fellow with the GCDH is aimed at creating a searchable archive of keyword occurrences of self-fashioning of the Germans and their perception of the French in Late Medieval and Early Modern German texts.