Maik Fiedler joined the GEI in August 2014 and is conducting research for his doctoral thesis within the 'Children and their World' project.
He studied history and economics at the University of Greifswald from 2007 to 2011; he wrote his BA dissertation on 'The Price Revolution of the Sixteenth Century in Western Pomerania - Wages and Prices as Indicators of Economic and Social Development'. He completed his MA in history in 2014 at the same university; his dissertation was entitled 'Between College and Pub: The Tension Between Duty and Pleasure in Everyday Student Life in the Eighteenth Century'.
From 2009 to 2014, Maik Fiedler worked as a student academic assistant to the chair in general modern history at the University of Greifswald, and from 2009 to 2012 also provided teaching support for the university's Introduction to Academic History module. In the period from 2011 to 2014, he was an academic assistant in the DFG research training group on 'Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region', where he was involved in projects, publications and events organisation.