Hello, ISHA members of the world,

I am Phillip Hoehre, currently working more or less to acquire a History B.A. degree at Marburg University. Since late 2016 I have been a regular member of ISHA Marburg, but I ‘ve really come into my own during the last semester.

PH52At ISHA Marburg, my main role is the design and development of various advertisement and announcement materials, in particular posters and fliers. I also do other tasks, but since I am not much of a traveller, I usually stay in Marburg rather than going abroad. That does not mean that I am not interested in meeting new people, however, and I am very much looking forward to meeting our international colleagues in early 2019.

To find me at the University, you won’t have to look very long, as I usually hang around at the History Students Café, one of whose steadier patrons (and occasional helpers) I have been since I started studying in 2012. Here, you will find me hunched over my laptop or drawing in a sketchbook, acting vaguely productive and occasionally looking up to have totally relevant and not at all nerdy discussions with my fellow café lurkers. When actually dealing with the subject I am allegedly studying, I tend to focus on British colonial history, in particular its beginnings during the Tudor-Stuart eras.


Outside of the University I spend my time investing far too much money into collectible card games, role-playing games, and various other hobbies. On occasion, I also like to draw, sometimes even taking my scribblings to conventions in the hopes of being noticed by a rich prince who will buy them for unfathomable sums of money, ridding me of what little responsibilities I yet have.

Favourite memory space: Gosh, that’s a tough one. While I am not a big voyager myself and by no means condone everything the man did or ordered to be done, I have always liked James Cook’s voyages, so I think I will go with those.

Favourite quote: „You lost today, kid, but that doesn’t mean you have to like it.“ – Garth, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade