Mette Maria Ahlefeldt-Laurvig
Mette M. Ahlefeldt-Laurvig holds a doctoral degree from the University of Oxford (2019) on the Ritual of Churching of Women after Childbirth in Denmark, 1500-1965. She combined her studies at Oxford with research at the Department for Danish Churches at the Danish National Museum as well as being a guest PhD-student at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. Since then, she has had postdoc scholarships at the University of Göttingen, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel and at Aarhus University in Denmark. Ahlefeldt-Laurvig has been External Collaborator of the Institute for History at Luxembourg University since the autumn of 2021. This involves participation in seminars and workshops as well as occasional teaching.
A social historian, Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig’s research focusses, among other, on church rituals, church feasts, the Lutheran Reformation and marriage. She has a keen interest in early modern women’s everyday life and the dynamics and relations between parishioners and the rural clergy.