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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Weckel


  • Board Member
  • Spokesperson of Section 4
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Weckel



Department of History
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10
Building C, Room 210
D-35394 Giessen


Tel: 0049-641-99-28300
Fax: 0049-641-99-28309


Personal Website

Short Biography

  • 2013  present Professor of Journalism and History – History in Media and in the Public, Department of History, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • 2012 2013 Visiting Professor of German History of the 20th Century, focused on National Socialism, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2010 2012 Academic Senior Councillor, Department of History, Ruhr-University, Bochum
  • 2007 2010 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2008 Habilitation and appointment as associate professor for Recent and Modern History, TU, Berlin; Fellowship, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
  • 2005 2007 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, European University Institute, Florence
  • 2004 2005 Research Fellow, German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.; Research Fellow, International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna
  • 1997 2003 Research Associate, Interdisciplinary Centre for Women and Gender Research, TU, Berlin
  • 2001 2002 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1996 PhD in Modern History, University of Hamburg, Hamburg
  • 1994 1996 Research Associate, Research Project "Politik, Gesellschaft und Geselligkeit der Geschlechter im Zeitalter der Aufklärung"
  • 1988 1993 Research Associate, Historical Seminar, University of Hamburg
  • 1987 Teaching certificate for secondary schools, Hamburg
  • 1981 – 1987 Studies of History, German Literature, and Language as well as Educational Sciences, University of Hamburg
Main Research Interests

  • History of media
  • Reception research
  • Film as historical source
  • Handling of the National Socialist past
  • Gender history and the Enlightenment
  • Women's journals in the 18th and 19th centuries