Research Projects

Public History deals with the steadily growing social significance of historical representations in the most varied media, distributed by public or private institutions, in culture, economics or politics. Thus, public history is a topic of historical science and didactics. It also observes, analyzes and extends the cultural offer of history itself.

Forschung

Projekte

The Former Headquarters of the GDR-Police, East Berlin

Dominik Juhnke

Associated Research Study

The project "Keibelstraße" examines the former East Berlin headquarters of the Volkspolizei (PdVP) near the Alexanderplatz. The study focuses on individual units of the DVP, which conducted investigations of so-called "Republikfluchten". In particular, the research spotlights the cooperation between the criminal police and the Stasi.

Towards a "New Cultural World Order"? Decolonization and the restitution of cultural property, ca. 1970-1990

Ellen Pupeter

Associated PhD project

The dissertation project examines the debates on the possible restitution of cultural objects to their countries of origin as part of decolonization and North-South relations between the late 1960s and 1980s.

Research Projects

Public History deals with the steadily growing social significance of historical representations in the most varied media, distributed by public or private institutions, in culture, economics or politics. Thus, public history is a topic of historical science and didactics. It also observes, analyzes and extends the cultural offer of history itself.

Forschung

Projekte

The Former Headquarters of the GDR-Police, East Berlin

Dominik Juhnke

Associated Research Study

The project "Keibelstraße" examines the former East Berlin headquarters of the Volkspolizei (PdVP) near the Alexanderplatz. The study focuses on individual units of the DVP, which conducted investigations of so-called "Republikfluchten". In particular, the research spotlights the cooperation between the criminal police and the Stasi.

Towards a "New Cultural World Order"? Decolonization and the restitution of cultural property, ca. 1970-1990

Ellen Pupeter

Associated PhD project

The dissertation project examines the debates on the possible restitution of cultural objects to their countries of origin as part of decolonization and North-South relations between the late 1960s and 1980s.