History and Politics

How the past impacts the present: Our History and Politics department aims to create a deeper understanding of historical events and political contexts. Our projects highlight how the past shapes our present and how we can successfully shape the future. International conferences, history competitions, history festivals or spaces of remembrance in digital worlds: We work with dedicated experts from politics, academia and civil society, both nationally and internationally, and strive to strengthen democratic values and social cohesion.

Our Projects

Further Activities

Our Publications

Gabriele Woidelko

Head of Department History and Politics

Florian Bigge

Programme Director
Körber History Forum

Katja Fausser

Programme Director
EUSTORY

Caroline Finkeldey

Programme Manager
EUSTORY

Fiona Fritz (parental leave)

Programme Director
eCommemoration

Dr. Felix Fuhg

Programme Director
eCommemoration

Melina Heinze

Programme Manager
EUSTORY

Lena Langensiepen

Programme Manager
German Federal President’s History Competition

Dr. Anna Norpoth

Programme Manager
eCommemoration

Kirsten Pörschke

Programme Manager
German Federal President’s History Competition

Inka Siuts

Programme Manager
Special Project MEMORIAL

Frida Teichert

Programme Manager
German Federal President’s History Competition

Anika Weinreich

Programme Manager
Körber History Forum

Laura Wesseler

Programme Director
German Federal President’s History Competition

Andreas Winter

Programme Manager
German Federal President’s History Competition

Maximilian Henze

Student assistance

Anne Kohstall

Studentische Mitarbeit