Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bunnenberg

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 06/2020 Co-Director of 'Public History Weekly - the open peer review journal'
  • since 2018 Deputy editor-in-chief for the international blog journal "Public History Weekly”
  • since 10/2016 Assistant Professor for History Education  at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 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")


  • Konferenz für Geschichtsdidaktik. Verband der Geschichtsdidaktikerinnen und Geschichtsdidaktiker Deutschlands e.V. (KGD), there: Arbeitskreis "Digitaler Wandel und Geschichtsdidaktik"
  • Verband der Geschichtslehrer Deutschlands e.V.
  • Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands e.V. (VHD)
  • Open History e.V.
  • Member of the federal and state jury "NRW-Süd" for the Federal President's History Competition, Körber Stiftung Hamburg
Recent Publications
  • 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

Office hours are held on Tuesdays, 2pm-3pm (online!). Please contact if needed.