Ms Katharina Pruente
History and Politics - Division Stirling
Katharina is an SGSSS-funded PhD student who works on the social networks of Archibald Campbell, fifth earl of Argyll and chief of Clan Campbell (1558-1573). Her project is supervised by Dr Ali Cathcart (History), Dr Kelsey Jackson Williams (Literature), and Dr Dave Griffiths (Sociology).
Katharina's wider research interests include cooperation and conflict in the early modern period, clan structures and government before 1600, and the role of ambassadors in wider European politics. She is also interested in trade and commerce, the changing definitions and significance of "friendship" over time, and the mechanisms of political counsel and councils in medieval and early modern Europe.
Katharina is a committee member of the Social Network Analysis in Scotland Group (SNAS).