Sebastian Felten

Sebastian Felten

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, TEC 2022


Sebastian Felten (PhD, King’s College London) is Universitätsassistent at the Department of History, University of Vienna and the author of Money in the Dutch Republic: Everyday Practice and Circuits of Exchange (Cambridge, 2022). He is a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s Europe Center and was a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin (MPIWG) between 2015 and 2018.

A collective volume on Histories of Bureaucratic Knowledge, which is the result of a working group at the MPIWG (co-convened with Christine von Oertzen), was published in December 2020. Recent publications include papers on Enlightenment ergonomics, distributed cognition in early modern mines, the revival of early modern mining culture during the Nazis' war effort, and bureaucratic rationality.