We are very happy to announce that Dr. des. Kilian Schindler brilliantly defended his thesis The Limits of Toleration: Dissimulation and Early Modern Drama, c. 1590-1614) last Friday (10.05.2019). Both the thesis and the defence were awarded a summa cum laude. Kilian Schindler's work was funded by a DOC.CH grant from the Swiss National Fund successfully obtained in March 2015. The Department wishes to warmly congratulate him on this occasion.