Short CV/Education and training

    Studied history, Spanish and art education in Bielefeld and Cologne, Germany, and Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1999
    Doctorate on the concept of history developed by Hannah Arendt

  • 2006
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) on the cultural history of the Renaissance

  • Since 2006
    Research associate at the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam, Germany

Selected publications

  • Vowinckel, A.: Flugzeugentführungen. Eine Kulturgeschichte, Göttingen: Wallstein 2011

  • Vowinckel, A.: Das relationale Zeitalter. Individualität, Normalität und Mittelmaß in der Kultur der Renaissance, Munich: Fink 2011

  • Vowinckel, A.: Geschichtsbegriff und Historisches Denken bei Hannah Arendt, Cologne/Weimar: Böhlau 2001

  • Vowinckel, A. (ed.) with Payk, M. M. and Lindenberger, T.: Cold War Cultures. Perspectives on Eastern and Western European Societies, New York: Berghahn Books 2012

  • Vowinckel, A. (ed.) with Tönsmeyer, T. and Kirsch, J.-H.: "Sicherheit". Themenheft Zeithistorische Forschungen 7 (2010) Nr. 2

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Visual History. The institutions and media of visual memory

  • Agents of the image. Photographic action in the 20th century

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • On the editorial board of "Zeithistorische Forschungen" (Research on Contemporary History)

  • On the editorial board of "History – Culture – Modernity"

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Equal opportunity officer at the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam, since 2010

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married with two children


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