Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2021 Professor (W3) for Didactics of History and Public History at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2021 and 2022 Calls to the University of Augsburg, the Technical University of Dresden and the Universities of Education in Heidelberg and Freiburg
  • since 2020 Co-Director of 'Public History Weekly - the open peer review journal', previously deputy editor-in-chief (since 2018)
  • 2016 to 2021 Assistant Professor (W1) for History Education at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 2019 positive evaluation, 2021 opening of a career-track-procedure
  • 2016 Completion of doctorate at the University of Cologne
  • 2014 to 2016 Academic Councillor in the department "History and its Didactics" at the Heidelberg University of Education
  • 2011 to 2014 Research assistant at the Chair of History Didactics at the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 2009 to 2011 Lecturer in the field of History Didactics at the University of Cologne
  • 2008 to 2009 Grammar school teacher
  • 2008 Second State Examination
  • 2006 to 2008 Preparatory service for the teaching profession at grammar and comprehensive schools  at the Studienseminar Hamm and the Landschulheim Schloss Heessen
  • 2005 First state examination and Magister Artium
  • 2000 to 2005 Teacher training with the subjects History and German as well as magister studies with the subjects Modern and Contemporary History/Medieval History/German Philology at the University of Münster

Research focuses  

  • History in immersive media (augmented reality, virtual reality, 360° film) in historical culture and history teaching
  • Historical learning under digital conditions
  • Public history
  • History of the 19th and 20th century (current: history of tourism, history of the "unification wars")

Memberships and Committees

  • Konferenz für Geschichtsdidaktik. Verband der Geschichtsdidaktikerinnen und Geschichtsdidaktiker Deutschlands e.V. (KGD), there: Arbeitskreis "Digitaler Wandel und Geschichtsdidaktik"
  • Verband der Geschichtslehrer Deutschlands e.V.
  • Open History e.V.
  • Member of the federal and state jury "NRW-Süd" for the Federal President's History Competition, Körber Stiftung Hamburg
  • Production Advisory Board at the LWL-Medienzentrum for Westphalia
Recent Publications
  • Kommunale Archive und Geschichtsunterricht - geschichtsdidaktische Perspektiven auf lokal- und regionalgeschichtliches historisches Lernen "vor Ort", in: Bildungspartner NRW (Hrsg.): Aufbruch im nördlichen Ruhrgebiet 1870 bis 1914 - exemplarische Quellen aus kommunalen Archiven des Kreises Recklinghausen. Düsseldorf 2022, S. 10-19.
  • SocialMediaHistory. Geschichtemachen in sozialen Medien, in: Historische Anthropologie. Kultur - Gesellschaft - Alltag, Thema: Soziale Medien, 2 (2021) 29, S. 267-283. (with Thorsten Logge, Nils Steffen)
  • Klein, Karl: Die Fröschweiler Chronik. Kriegs- und Friedensbilder aus dem Jahr 1870. Edited by Tobias Arand and Christian Bunnenberg. Hamburg 2021.
  • Das Ende der historischen Imagination? Geschichte in immersiven digitalen Medien (Virtual Reality und 360°-Film), in: Deile, Lars/Riedel, Peter/van Norden, Jörg (Ed.): Brennpunkte heutigen Geschichtsunterrichts. Frankfurt a.M. 2021, S. 174-179.
  • Zeitschrift für Geschichtsdidaktik. Themenheft: Bewegte Bilder (2020) 19. (Editor)

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Faculty of Historical Sciences
Department of History
History Didactics  
Universitätsstr. 150
Room: GA 5/58
44780 Bochum

Phone: 0234/32-23497
Twitter @ChBunnenberg

Office Hours

Regular consultation hours (see link below) are offered online (Zoom) or in GA 5/58 as required. If needed, please book a time slot using the following link:

Students who are currently writing Master's theses or who want to register them, please register independently of the office hours. The same applies to those interested in the Master's programme in Public History.