Paul Nolte

Paul Nolte is Professor and Chair of Modern and Contemporary History at Freie Universität Berlin. He has been one of the initiators of Germany’s first Master program in Public History and has been directing the program since 2008. Research interests include Germany in the 20th century and the transnational history of democracy.

Andreas Etges

Andreas Etges is senior lecturer in American history at the Amerika-Institut of the University of Munich (LMU). He is a founder of the International Federation for Public History and was a member of its Steeering Committee from 2011-2018. He is also co-editor of the e-journal International Public History, the journal of the International Federation for Public History (

Frank Drauschke

Frank Drauschke is historian and co-founder of the private historical research institute Facts & Files in Berlin. He initiated the founding of the working group Applied History / Public History of the German Historical Association and was their first chairperson. He is engaged in a number of international projects in the field of public history and citizen science.

Julia Preis

Julia Preis graduated from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Classical Archaeology. She is part of the editorial office of the journal “Geschichte und Gesellschaft” at Freie Universität Berlin and interested in Digital Humanities as well as publishing.

Irmgard Zündorf

Since 2009 Irmgard Zündorf is Research associate for Public History at the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam. The focus of her research is on Contemporary History, Public History and Museum research. Find a selected publication about Contemporary History and Public History, in: Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte, 16.03.2017, URL: