Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Doktorand


Simon Specht

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Office: Am Neuen Markt 9d, Room E.08
Phone: +49 (331) 74510 134

E-Mail: simon.specht [at]


since April 2022
Doctoral researcher at ZZF Potsdam


August 2015 – August 2019 and October 2020 – March 2022

Student assistant (SHK/WHF) for Dr. Willibald Steinmetz, Professor for Political History, Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, Bielefeld University


Winter Semester 2018/19 – Winter Semester 2021/22

M.A. in History / Master Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Mention Histoire, civilisations, patrimoine at Bielefeld University and Université Paris Cité (franco-german study programme BiPaG)

Thesis on the concept and praxis of non-intervention in international relations, by the example of the French reaction to the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, from July to September 1936


April – June 2018

Internship at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) with the editorial staff of the journal "Internationale Politik"


February – March 2017

Internship at the German Historical Institute London


Winter Semester 2014/15 – Summer Semester 2018

B.A. in Political Science and History at Bielefeld University

Thesis on the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union in the phase between the Brexit vote and the beginning of the withdrawal negotiations



Abitur at Städtisches Gymnasium Harsewinkel



Born in Warendorf



Die 'Volksgemeinschaft' nach dem Nationalsozialismus. Zum Gebrauch eines belasteten Begriffs im 1. Deutschen Bundestag (1949-53), in: Revue d'Allemagne et des pays de langue allemande, Vol. 52 Issue 2, 2020, p. 399-425.