Peter Hoeres was born on 13 November 1971 in Frankfurt am Main. He is Professor of Modern History at the Julius Maximilian University, Würzburg since 2013. 

His teaching and research interests include Intellectual History, International History and Media History. Peter Hoeres oversaw the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) project on the history of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He has published a general account of the paper in 2019 under the title ‘Newspaper for Germany. The History of the FAZ from 1949 to the Present Day’. Hoeres is Head of Section for History at the Görres Society and sits on the Academic Advisory Board of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung). In addition, he is a member of the Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.