Johannes Grohe studied history and education in Bonn and Aachen and theology in Rome, Pamplona and Augsburg. He has been editor of the journal Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum (now: Annales Historiae Conciliorum) since 2008. Since 1997 he has been Professor of Medieval Church History at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome. He has been a member of the directorate since 2010, vice-director of the RIGG since 2012 and a board member of the Foundation for the Promotion of the Roman Institute of the Görres Society.

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Sascha Priester (Munich / Rome) studied Classical Archaeology, Ancient History and Provincial Roman Archaeology in Munich and Cologne. After his master's thesis on myth images and the handling of consolation and mourning in Roman funerary buildings, he researched ancient high-rise buildings during a stay of several years at the German Archaeological Institute in Rome and published his dissertation on the subject.

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Jörg Voigt (Hanover) studied history and English studies in Jena and Nottingham. In 2009, he received his doctorate from the University of Jena on late medieval beguinage. In the same year, he began his career for the higher archival service at the Lower Saxony State Archives, where he has worked as an archival councillor or senior councillor since 2011, and in the Hanover department since 2021. In the period from 2016 to 2021, he was seconded to the German Historical Institute in Rome to work on the 'Repertorium Germanicum'.

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Andreas Raub (Rome) studied Catholic theology, art history and history in Gießen, Rome and Berlin and completed his doctorate at Humboldt University in 2019 on the phenomenon of furnishing churches with Italian altarpieces from the holdings of the Berlin Gemäldegalerie.

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1 September 2022 to 31 July 2024
Dr. Nicola Gadaleta (* 1993 in Molfetta, Apulia) studied Modern Philology at the Catholic University in Milan. In 2023, he obtained his PhD in Historical Sciences from the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici of the University of the Republic of San Marino with a thesis entitled 'The Cathedral Chapter of Bari from the Origins to the Early Angevin Age'.
He is currently a student at the Vatican School of Palaeography, Diplomatics and Archivistics at the Vatican Apostolic Archive.
His scholarship (Hubert Jedin-Stipendium) is provided by Campo Santo Teutonico, the RIGG and the Archconfraternity S. Mary of Sorrow.

From 1st September 2023 to 31 March 2024

Michael Hetz (*1995 in Munich) studied history and Latin philology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He is working on a dissertation project in regional history entitled "RangOrdnung. High Medieval Nobility Associations in the Alpine Region". The work is supervised by Prof. Dr. Dieter J. Weiß and funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

Since 1 January 2016

Dr Pierluca Azzaro (born 1970), Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Catholic University of Milan since 2007, is responsible for the Italian edition of Joseph Ratzinger's Opera Omnia. He is the contact person in academic matters for the Roman Library Joseph Ratzinger / Benedict XVI.

Since May 2021

Father Dr. Augustinus Sander OSB from Maria Laach has been working at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity since 2019. He is the contact person for the Martin Chemnitz Fellowship within the project "Studies on the Reception of the Council of Trent in Contemporary Lutheranism".

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since December 2022

Christoph Butschak is a priest of the Archdiocese of Berlin, working on his doctorate in ecumenism and organising a conference project on the ecclesiology of Lumen Gentium 23, in collaboration with the Institute for Ecumenical Studies at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum).   

Since 1 March 2020

Dr. phil. Karin Mair (* 1976 in Wels, Upper Austria) has been a member of staff at the St. Peter's Cathedral Construction Office since 2008. 

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Since 1 January 2022

Dr. Ignacio García Lascurain Bernstorff (* 1988 in Mexico City) is responsible for the Institute's social media, among other things. He is working on his habilitation in history.

The Director is supported in his tasks by the Directorate, which fulfils the function of a scientific advisory board. Its members are appointed by the Board of the Görres Society for an indefinite period (Statutes § 7). "The task of the Board of Directors is to promote the scientific work of the Institute. Its members meet in ordinary session annually within the framework of the General Assembly of the Görres Society" (§ 8).

The current members of the Board of Directors are:

goerres presidentProf. Dr. Bernd Engler
President of the Görres Society

President of the Directory Board

Member of the scientific advisory board of the Roman Quarterly



Dr. Martin Barth
General Secretary of the Görres Society

born member of the Board of the Foundation for the Promotion of the Roman Institute of the Görres Society




  Konrad Bestle

  Rector of the Pontifical College at the Campo Santo Teutonico

  Co-editor of the Römischen Quartalschrift





PorträtphotoProf. Dr. Johannes Grohe
Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the Pontificia Università della Santa CroceUniversità della Santa Croce in Rome
Member of the Board of the  Foundation for the Promoting of the Roman Institute of the Görres Society





Porträtphoto  HummelProf. Dr. Karl-Joseph Hummel 
Honorary professor for Ecclesiastical History at the University of Erfurt






PorträtphotoProf. Dr. Michael Matheus 
Professor of Medieval and modern History and Comparative Regional History at the University of Mainz





PorträtphotoProf. Dr. Arnd Uhle 
Professor of Public Law at the University Leipzig.