Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of History
Room GA 5/57
44780 Bochum



Deborah Hantke, research fellow

Curriculum Vitae

  • since October 2016: research assistant, Chair in History Didactics, Ruhr-University Bochum

  • March 2016: Master of Arts (History) and Master of Education (Educational Studies, English and History), studies focusing Cultural and Social History (19th and 20th century), master’s dissertation on ‘The representation of the First World War in German special exhibitions on military history during the remembrance year 2014’

  • 2014–2016: student assistant at the Chair in History Didactics, Ruhr-University Bochum

  • 2014–2016: student assistant at the Institute for social Movements, Ruhr-University Bochum

  • September–October 2015: internship at the German Historical Institute London (England)

  • 2013–2014: student assistant, research project „Tengelman during the Third Reich“ (responsibility Prof. (em.) Dr. Lutz Niethammer), Historical Institute, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

  • 2013–2016: study of History (Master of Arts), Ruhr-University Bochum

  • 2012–2016: study of Education, English and History (Master of Education), Ruhr-University Bochum

  • September 2012: Bachelor of Arts (English and History), studies focusing the history of the 19th and 20th century, bachelor’s dissertation on ‘The role of schools for the First and Second World War’

  • 2011–2013: several internships at Gymnasien (grammar schools) in Bochum and Dortmund

  • 2010–2012: tutor at the Historical Institute, Ruhr-University Bochum

  • 2009–2012: study of English and History (Bachelor of Arts), Ruhr-University Bochum

  • 2000–2009: Annette-von-Droste-Hülfshoff Gymnasium, Gelsenkirchen

  • 2006: Onehunga Highschool, Auckland (New Zealand)


  • since 2014: member of the Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (German Historical Association), working group on Angewandte Geschichte/Public History (Applied History/Public History)

  • 2012–2015: member of the History Students Representatives, Ruhr-University Bochum


  • Colloquium presentation at the Chair in History Didactics, Ruhr-University Bochum, 07.12.2016.

  • In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Nicola Brauch and Pia Eiringhaus: Public History. Perspektiven für Lehre und Forschung. Colloquium presentation at the Chair in History, Ruhr-University Bochum, 22.04.2015.

  • Im SPIEGEL nationalsozialistischer Biographien zwischen 1947 und 1962. Presentation at the Young Professionals‘ Colloquium, Ruhr-University Bochum,  24.05.2014.


Teaching Research Project

Authentic knowledge transfer in museums
Duration: October 2016 – May 2019
Funding: German Federal Minstry of Education and Research; Project inSTUDIESplus
Project editing: Prof. Dr. Nicola Brauch, Deborah Hantke