• On 22 January 2020 Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg gave the lecture "Das Ende der Imagination? Geschichte in immersiven digitalen Medien (AR, VR und 360°-Film)" [The end of the imagination? History in immersive digital media] as part of the colloquium "Geschichtskulturen" at Bielefeld University. 
  • In January 2020, the third year of the Master's programme in Public History opened the special exhibition “Weibsbilder. Frauen im Ruhrgebiet der 1920er Jahre” [Females. Women in the Ruhr Area in the 1920s] . The exhibition was created as part of the practical seminar in Module 1 and will be on display in the GA building (floor 5/South) until the end of the winter semester 20/21. The students examined the opportunities that opened up for women after they had acquired the right to vote in the 1920s. The exhibition catalogue can be found here.


  • The workshop "Public History in der Lehre" was held at the Ruhr-Universität on 2-3 December 2019. Under the direction of Christian Bunnenberg and Irmgard Zündorf (ZZF Potsdam), the participants discussed the experiences and perspectives of the various public history programmes in Germany. You can find the conference proceedings here.
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg was invited to give a talk on virtual reality and history education at the conference "Offene Archive 2.4 + ArchivCamp" (4-5 November 2019, BStU Berlin). The talk is documented on the YouTube channel of the "Offene Archive" initiative: (last access on 4 December 2019).
  • The Public History lecture series started on 15 October 2019. We are looking forward to a varied programme with exciting lectures and discussions!
  • 16 October 2019: Following an invitation by the communications agency Birke und Partner GmbH, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg will discuss the topic “Wie wa(h)r das nochmal? Die Realität der Vergangenheit" [What was that again? The reality of the past]  in in the new premises of PUMA. A guided tour through the company's history takes place beforehand.
  • 25 September 2019: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg is part of a panel discussion on the topic "History for Future. Teaching History online" at the Tränenpalast (Berlin). The event is organised by the Haus der Geschichte and the Deutsches Historisches Museum on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the educational platform LeMO. Katrin Glinka (scientific project management of Museum 4.0 at the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz) and Meike Rosenplänter (Deutschlandfunk Nova, editor of “Eine Stunde History”) will participate in the talk.
  • 17 September 2019: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg takes part in the conference "The wider View. Forschen - Lehren - Lernen an öffentlichen Orten" (Münster) with the Lecture „Digitale Zeitreisen an historische Orte? Geschichtsdidaktische Potentialanalyse virtueller Lernorte (Virtual Reality)” [Digital time travel to historical places? Historical-didactic potential analysis of virtual places of learning (Virtual Reality)] 
  • In the summer semester another advanced seminar (didactics) was held on site from 11-14 June 2019 under the title “Die Schlacht von Wörth vom 6. August 1870 – Ereignis und Erinnerung" [The Battle of Wörth on 6 August 1870 - Event and Memory] 
  • On 7-8 March 2019, a workshop of students and young professionals in the Applied History / Public History working group at the VHD was held in cooperation with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. Topic: "Alle Jahre wieder - Geschichte zu Jubiläen und Gedenktagen" [Year after year - History for anniversaries and memorial days]. Keynote: Prof. Dr. Achim Landwehr (Düsseldorf).


  • On 23 October 2018 the lecture series Public History (winter semester 18/19) started.
  • Cornelsen-Verlag has published the volume "45 Vertretungsstunden für die Klassen 5-10", which is edited by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg and others. The book offers clearly structured materials for competence-oriented history lessons for experienced colleagues, young professionals, trainees and teachers from other fields.
  • On 26 October 2018, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg offered a workshop on the topic "Mit Schüler*innen ins Museum - Geschichtsunterricht am außerschulischen Lernort" [Taking pupils to the museum - history lessons in extracurricular places of learnig] a s part of the 5th Egyptian History Teachers' Day in Cairo.
  • 25 September 2018 - Lecture, „Geschichtsunterricht mit Wow-Effekt? Die digitale Herausforderung und Geschichtslehrpersonen – unterrichtspragmatische Einsatzmöglichkeiten digitaler Medien im kompetenzorientierten Geschichtsunterricht in der Diskussion“ [History lessons with wow-effect? The digital challenge and history teachers - Pragmatic applications of digital media in competence-oriented history teaching under discussion] , Conference: “Machen GeschichtslehrerInnen den Unterschied? Aktuelle Konzepte und Kontroversen der Geschichtslehrerausbildung auf dem Prüfstand”, working group “Empirische Geschichtsunterrichtsforschung” of the German Society for History Didactics in cooperation with the District Government of Münster
  • For the Federal President's history competition, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg has created new worksheets for the historical project work on "creative forms of representation" (including film, radio play, radio feature, podcast, theatre play, historical comic and (short) novel, historical exhibition, city tour and city walk). He also gave an interview on the topic of "Telling history creatively" for the current Spurensucher booklet on the competition.  The worksheets for the historical project work can be downloaded from the website of the Körber Stiftung:
  • On 6 September 2018, the "Launch Event for the Federal President's History Competition" took place at the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn. Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg offered a workshop on the topic „Bewerten: Darstellungsformen, Bewertungskriterien und Arbeit der Juroren des Geschichtswettbewerbs“ [Evaluation: forms of representation, evaluation criteria and the work of the jurors of the history competition] 
  • Start of the Summerschool "Nachhaltig(keit) Kommunizieren” at the Ruhr-University Bochum (4-7 & 18 September 2018). Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg gave a lecture on the topic "What does sustainability mean in the field of historical science?” The Summerschool is organised as a mini-congress with varied inputs from science and practice, workshops and interdisciplinary working groups. More than twenty Master's students from the fields of history, education, social sciences, engineering, economics and media sciences took part.
  • Together with students of the MA Public History, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg went on an excursion to Neupotz (Rhineland-Palatinate) on 7 July 2018. At the invitation of the association „Alte Geschichte für Europa“the students participated in a lecture by Marcus Altmann on "Roman patrol boats on the wet Limes" and the workshop "Can you row into the past? - Learning place rowing boat" by Prof. Dr. Tobias Arand (Ludwigsburg University of Education). Afterwards they were taken on a two-hour tour on the reconstructed Roman patrol boat Lusoria Rhenana.
  • On 29 June, an excursion to the LVR Industrial Museum at the Cromford Textile Factory in Ratingen took place under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dieter Ziegler and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg. The students of the MA Public History received insights into the museum's concept during a guided tour by the curators.
  • Prof. Dr. Sandra Aßmann and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg have received a grant from the Rectorate of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum for the project „Phase: in Public History angeleitet soziale Wirklichkeit erforschen“ as part of the university programme "Forschendes Lernen". The project aims to implement an online module on methods of empirical social research in the MA Public History. Duration: October 2018 to November 2019.
  • From 22 to 25 May 2018 a history-didactic excursion to Flanders took place under the direction of Prof. Dr. Tobias Arand (Ludwigsburg University of Education) and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg. The topic was "Death Rides in Flanders - The First World War: Event and Memory". Students from both universities visited numerous museums, cemeteries, monuments and commemorative events in the so-called "Ypernbogen" and developed and discussed the potential of these extracurricular learning places for history teaching in joint seminar sessions.
  • On 5 March 2018, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg spoke about the topic „Zeigen, wie es gewesen ist 2.0? - Virtual-Reality-Angebote und geschichtskulturelles Lernen im Geschichtsunterricht“ [Showing how it was 2.0? - Virtual Reality Offers and Historical-Cultural Learning in History Classes]  at the conference „Virtuelle Geschichte in der Schule“. The event was organised by the Professional School of Education of the Ludwigsburg University of Education and the University of Stuttgart.
  • On 2 March 2018, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg participated in the workshop „Digitale Lernmethoden und kollaboratives Arbeiten in der Geschichtswissenschaft” [Digital Learning Methods and Collaborative Working in History]  at the Max Weber Foundation in Bonn. The results of the workshop will be incorporated into teaching in the summer semester 2019, specifically into the history-didactic advanced seminar: „Geschichtsunterricht zum downloaden? Analyse und Erstellung von Unterrichtsmaterialien als Open-Educational-Resources (OER) für den Geschichtsunterricht“. [History lessons as a download? Analysis and creation of teaching materials as Open Educational Resources (OER) for history teaching] 
  • On 16 March 2018, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg and students of the MA Public History took part in a curatorial tour through the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn, organised by the “Arbeitskreis Museum” in the German Society for History Didactics.
  • At the RUB-Teachers Day, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg offered a workshop for history teachers on the topic „Geschichtsunterricht 2.0? Digitale Medien und Inhalte im Geschichtsunterricht“ [History teaching 2.0? Digital media and content in history lessons]  
  • „Quellen im Geschichtsunterricht“ [Sources in history lessons]  was the topic of a teacher training course which Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg offered for history teachers of the Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium Bergisch Gladbach together with the Bergisch Gladbach City Archive on 22 February.
  • From 9 to 10 February 2018, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg participated in this year's meeting of the History Education Network at the Körber Stiftung in Hamburg. The topic of the event was the upcoming Federal President's history competition, which started on 1 September 2018.