Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter


Olaf Berg

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

office: Am Neuen Markt 1, room 2.30 phone: 0331/28991-72 fax: 0331/28991-40 E-Mail: olaf.berg [at] zzf-potsdam.de


Since 2019

Research associate and curator of digital portals at the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam for the reseach  consortium "Das mediale Erbe der DDR. Akteure, Aneignung, Tradierung" (The media heritage of the GDR. Protagonists, appropriations, traditioning).

2015 - 2018

Research associate at Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück. main research areas: Visual production of migration, historical migration research based on geographical information systems (GIS) in the research consortium "People on the Move".

2009 - 2015

Staff position publication manager at Max-Planck-Institute for Legal History in Frankfurt/M.

1995 - 2008

Director of Latin-American filmfestival and Spanish filmfestiva, 3001 Kino in Hamburg.

1997 - 2004

Studies of social and economic history, computer science, media culture and Latin-American studies at University of Hamburg (degree: Magister Artium)

2001 - 2002

Latin-American studies at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Instituto de Ciencias Sociales der Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP).

Since 1990

Journalistic work for print, radio and television. Production of documentary films.


Alumnus of Heinrich-Böll-Foundation